Category: ‘ Energy Supply ’

 

Tough Challenges for China’s Bloated Oil Industry

Talks about merging China’s oil companies into a mega-NOC that can compete with the likes of ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell have hit roadblocks. A few potential mergers are being explored, which would ostensibly help China...

Oil Spill +5: Deepwater Conditions Test Industry’s Capabilities

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—widely regarded as the most significant in American history—the petroleum industry has pushed forward on new technologies to prevent future environmental catastrophes. Devel...

What to Know: Annual Energy Outlook 2015

For the first time in several decades, the United States will become a net energy exporter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced this week, as energy sent abroad begins to exceed consumption at home. Net natu...

Report: Safe Arctic Drilling is Now Possible

The United States has the technological capability to safely ramp up Arctic energy production, a federal advisory committee told Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last week. If drilling operations were to begin in this decade, the Arc...

A Challenging Outlook for International Shale

  The recent decision by state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) to shelve its shale gas project in Anhui province is the latest sign that the shale revolution that transformed the U.S. energy industr...

Obama Administration Releases First Fracking Rules in 30 Years

Today, the Obama administration unveiled the first federal fracking regulations in over 30 years, setting rules regarding chemical disclosures, wastewater disposal, and certain well construction standards. The rules, announced by ...

ISIS in Libya

When ISIS began rearing its head and taking broad swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria last year, there were obvious questions about where the group was likely to spread next. Libya was a clear natural vulnerability, given the on...

Could a refinery strike cause a gasoline price spike?

Three of the largest U.S. oil refineries went offline this week in the wake of a month-long labor dispute—the longest in over 35 years. More than 6,500 United Steelworkers Union (USW) members, representing 15 refineries, have ...

SAFE Releases Latest Energy Security Fact Pack

Today, SAFE released its fourth 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 update examines current oil ...

Lessons from Venezuela’s Dangerous Slide

Venezuela is a petroleum giant. In addition to holding the world’s largest proven oil reserves, it is the second-largest net oil exporter in the Western Hemisphere (behind only Russia, who straddles both hemispheres) and a major...
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