Archive for November, 2014

 

Saudis to OPEC: This Isn’t a Democracy

Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to leave its production ceiling unchanged at 30 mbd was the latest indicator that politics and strategy within the “cartel” aren’t quite what th...

Flipping Fleets: The Case for Electrification

The Department of Energy (DOE) this week released information that it is launching a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.” While it might n...

Automakers Remain Determined on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The hydrogen car is back. This week, Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled its brand new Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) to go on sale next fall in California. Toyota’s new FCV will retail for $57,500 before government incentives, a...

A Look at the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

People began filling the main atrium of the National Building Museum early on a chilly Wednesday morning, greeted by the welcome sight of a table full of DC’s famous Astro Doughnuts and hot coffee. While tasty creations are the ...

Low oil prices: Help or hindrance for the P5+1 and Iran?

Next Monday, November 24, is the deadline for negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and France + Germany) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The recent plunge in oil prices ha...

Are Automotive Dealers Pulling Their Weight Selling EVs?

For many consumers, car shopping can be difficult. Between vehicle trade-ins, loan approvals, and auto price negotiations, the process of actually buying a vehicle can be long and stressful. They hope that, along the way, there wi...

Everything you need to know from IEA’s World Energy Outlook

Every year, energy analysts wait for the release of the World Energy Outlook, IEA’s definitive annual forecast of energy market trends. At first blush, it looks like smooth sailing for oil markets. Brent crude oil prices fell...

Where are the Barrels at Risk?

Last week, SAFE released the second Energy Security Fact Pack, which provides a comprehensive quarterly snapshot of the most important energy security trends. An overview of the Fact Pack and download link can be found here. ...

Crude by Rail Strengthens Food-Fuel Conundrum

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that farmers across the Midwest are facing “the worst rail delays in a decade,” hurting profits and driving up prices despite bumper crop yields. The rail delays are the worst...

SAFE Releases Q3 Energy Security Fact Pack

Today, SAFE is releasing its third quarter update to the Energy Security Fact Pack, a powerful repository of the most recent trends affecting American energy security and the global oil market today. This most recent update featur...
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