Archive for July, 2014

 

Russia-Ukraine: Effects of New Sanctions on American Energy Security

When the United States announced its first sanctions on Russia in response to the uproar over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, many began to wonder what effects the new restrictions would have on multinational oil co...

Black Market for Black Gold

A fascinating new dynamic has emerged in recent weeks: a growing black market for oil and petroleum products across the Middle East, revenues from which are bankrolling ISIS, Libyan militias, and the Kurdish Autonomous Region ...

Inside the Petrochemical Boom

When reports began coming in a few months ago on the 2013 surge in U.S. oil demand, we took a look at the numbers and realized that while a significant portion of the increase resulted from demand for gasoline (roughly 300,000 b...

SAFE Launches Energy Security Fact Pack

Today, SAFE released its first edition of the Energy Security Fact Pack for the second quarter of 2014. Designed to provide a data-driven overview of the latest trends in energy security, including U.S. and global oil producti...

DOT Buckles Down on Crude by Rail

Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued long-awaited proposed rules to improve the transportation of various materials including crude oil, ethanol, and other hazardous materials. In making the announcement, Transport...

Oil Exports Hold Key to Kurdish Sovereignty

The Kurdish people have aspired for independence for over a century, and now, they are hoping the uncertainty surrounding the insurgency of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Iraqi government provides a windo...

Mullen & Hannah Offer Insight on Geopolitics & Energy Security

A transportation sector powered by multiple, diverse energy sources enables the United States to protect itself from an often-volatile oil market, while freeing foreign policy from reliance on a resource with important implica...

Intelligence Report: Iran Negotiations to Impact Oil Market

The July 20 deadline for nuclear talks between the P5+1—the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, and Germany—and Iran is fast approaching, and the outcome will undoubtedly have significant implications for the...

Diesel Demand to Surge through 2040

When it comes to enhancing American energy security, policymakers often look to gasoline-powered passenger or light-duty vehicles as the largest and most profligate consumers of petroleum fuels. But recent forecasts by the U.S. De...

Oil Security Index Update: Spare Capacity in Focus

Today, SAFE is releasing the most recent update to its Oil Security Index, the only quantitative tool designed to enable policymakers and the general public to measure and compare the relative oil security of different countries a...
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