Category: ‘ Energy Supply ’

 

Hurricanes Pose Continued Threat to Gulf of Mexico Fuel Production

As summer heats up, more Americans spend time venturing into the great outdoors. So many, in fact, that 41 million people traveled 50 miles or more during the Fourth of July holiday, a 2 percent increase over last year. As vacatio...

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...

Understanding Crude Quality in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

With ISIS militants targeting Baghdad and possibly Basra, the threat of a significant disruption to Iraqi oil supplies is very real. Given OPEC’s current razor-thin spare capacity, SAFE’s latest issue brief finds that a major ...

Scalpel Sanctions: Targeting the future of Russian energy

Ineffective Russian sanctions got you down? It’s no wonder. For fear of disrupting the global economy, leaders in the United States and the European Union have thus far come short of hitting Russia where it hurts: oil and gas ex...

Oil Dependence: Bad actors, good solutions

Two energy-related reports were publicized this week, which might not appear to be all that “linked” at first glance. However, the two illustrate one of the most severe threats stemming from oil dependence, and one of the most...

When Frackers Disappoint

According to legal and energy experts, the fracking landscape has been permanently changed by the verdict of the “first fracking trial,” a recent court ruling that finds small independent operator Aruba Petroleum accountab...

Ohio, Fracking, and Earthquakes: Taking a Prudent Approach

It’s been announced recently that Ohio has tightened hydraulic fracturing regulations on findings from the state’s Department of Natural Resources linking drilling to seismic activity. The connection between earthquakes a...

An Expensive Path to Energy Security

This week, the Energy Information Administration updated its estimates of United States crude oil and natural gas reserves, and found that U.S. crude oil reserves have reached their highest point in 36 years. By the numbers: U...

Will Panama Canal Delays Throw a Wrench in LNG Exports to Asia?

Last week, we wrote about how American natural gas won’t be finding its way to Europe any time soon, and is far from a total antidote to the threat of Russia shutting  down natural gas supplies. The key reasons essentially boil...

Crisis in Ukraine: Energy Resources

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, two of SAFE’s recent reports can serve as valuable resources for policymakers and analysts seeking additional context, particularly of the drivers and constraints on Russian action...
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