Category: ‘ Oil Dependence ’

 

Going Local with Energy Security: Indianapolis

“The politics of energy is warping diplomacy around the world,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, quoting former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a presentation he gave today at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transpo...

Oil Security Index: Three New Countries, Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Earlier this week, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) released the second quarterly installment of its Oil Security Index for 2015, measuring the oil security of sixteen countries around the world. Countries are measured...

Cross Post: Self-driving cars put the ‘auto’ in automobile

This piece originally appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, April 10, 2015. Recent life-changing innovations have conditioned us to rapid change. But one universal element of daily life has remained stubbornly stagnant: revol...

Sovereign Wealth Funds Useful Buffer Against Low Oil Prices

Norway is a unique example among the short list of the world’s most energy-rich states. As the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter—putting $40 billion into the state’s coffers every year—the Nordic country also boasts a v...

Natural Gas, Diesel, and the Future of Trucking

California’s Interstate 5 is one of the most important roads in America. The 1,400-mile stretch of highway connects the U.S.-Mexican border in the south to its northernmost terminus in Canada. I-5 is a massive, transcontinen...

Opportunities, and Risks, in Oil Patch Boomtowns

Eighty miles northwest of Laredo, Texas, in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale formation, rests the tiny town of Carrizo Springs. This town of 5,800 was, for years, a quiet ranching and farming community. The shale boom has changed...

Study Shows the Unexpected Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

It’s Monday morning, and you’ve just arrived at work. You step out of your car and tell it to “Go home.” It follows the instruction, then takes your children to school, picks them up at the end of the school day, brings th...

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 ...

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 ...
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