Category: ‘ Oil ’

 

2015 Energy Policy Forecast: Make or Break

2014 has, without question, been a watershed year for the intersection of oil markets, geopolitics, and domestic energy security. Within the past 12 months we’ve seen the most dramatic oil price swing since the financial crisis,...

The Hidden Costs of Oil Price Volatility

As recently as a few months ago, an eerie calm had settled over oil markets. Volatility, fluctuations in the price of oil, had dropped to its lowest point since the 1990s, and was remaining low. Prices were moving roughly 3 pe...

Report: Current oil market dynamics work in P5+1’s favor with Iran

This morning, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released a report assessing the impact of current global oil market dynamics on Iran and the ongoing negotiations with the P5+1 over the ...

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...

Fmr. Head of USTRANSCOM Talks Fuel Diversification, Energy Security

This Friday, General Duncan McNabb (ret.), former commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the logistics behemoth of the American military, spoke before a morning session at the Southeast Alternative Fuels Confer...

Report Warns of Capex Crisis for Oil Majors

Crude oil prices tumbled this month on the heels of historically high U.S. oil production and a downwardly revised global energy demand outlook. The conventional economic wisdom is that the market requires high oil prices for inte...

Are We More Energy Secure? Then and Now (Part 2 of 2)

In part of one of this piece, we looked at ways in which the United States is more energy secure than ten years ago. Now, it’s worth looking at ways in which our energy security has failed to improve, or in some cases, worsen...

Heavy Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Matters to All Americans

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan to bolster the fuel economy of the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The new rules, to be prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Tr...

Latin America, Heavy Crude, and Resource Nationalism

Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938, expropriating foreign assets and forming a decisive monopoly around exploration, production, refining, and distribution. In 1975, Venezuela did the same thing while retaining the r...

The Growing Connection between Oil and Terror

This week, it was announced that Algeria's In Amenas natural gas facility, which grabbed international headlines in January 2013 when Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from Libya took hundreds hostage in a prolonged standoff resulting in...
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