Archive for January, 2015

 

EIA Administrator Sieminski Meets for a Conversation on Energy

This week, The Christian Science Monitor, with support from America’s Natural Gas Alliance, hosted U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) boss Adam Sieminski for a breakfast conversation on the state of global and U.S. ene...

States Narrow Down on the Gas Tax

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), national average retail gasoline prices are currently at a relatively comfortable $2.05—a 37 percent drop from the price this week last year of $3.27. Motorists couldn’t ...

Oil Stocks: Searching for the Bottom

Oil stocks continue their slide as American energy firms cut major projects and pay down debts. Billions of dollars have been pumped into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by investors expecting a plateau in the price of Brent crude oi...

Oil Markets and the Saudi Kingdom

Yesterday, the world learned of the passing of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. During the past 10 years, the King led Saudi Arabia through a volatile and precarious period in the Middle East, one defined by increasing political ...

“The Great Race” to Transform the Automobile

Achieving lasting energy security in the United States will require a fundamental shift in the transportation sector away from oil. In his new book, The Great Race, New America Foundation fellow Levi Tillemann recounts the st...

Oil Security Index: January 2015 Update

In the first update for 2015, SAFE adds data through Q3 2014 and revises the rankings accordingly. The Index’s seven metrics capture three core aspects of oil security: the structural dependency of countries’ economies on oil,...

Where Oil Prices Go, the Rig Count will Follow

They say the best cure for low oil prices is low oil prices. But every time this truism is uttered, it’s fair to say that most energy analysts pause for a moment and think to themselves, “so far.” After all, there is always ...

With or Without a Succession Crisis, a Host of Challenges

Saudi Arabia’s current king, Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz, is severely ill and has been hospitalized for over a week due to complications of pneumonia. As the King has reached the age of 91 and is reportedly incoherent in his speech...

Sluggish Gasoline Demand? Don’t Believe the Hype

It’s not unusual for the media to miss the mark on a variety of energy security issues; look no further than the relentless references to “energy independence” for proof. But while the headlines may frequently miss the nuanc...
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