Category: ‘ shale ’

 

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...

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...

Revisiting the Rig Count

If the first quarter of 2015 will be remembered for anything in energy markets, it will be the precipitous decline of the rig count. When oil prices began dropping last October, everyone believed the U.S. oil rig count would take ...

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 ...

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...

Inside the Petrochemical Boom

When reports began coming in a few months ago on the 2013 surge in U.S. oil demand, we took a look at the numbers and realized that while a significant portion of the increase resulted from demand for gasoline (roughly 300,000 b...

Shale Development in Eastern Europe: Interview with Keith Smith

Ambassador Keith Smith is a Distinguished CEPA (Center for European Policy analysis) Fellow in Residence. Ambassador Smith was previously a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He retired...

Natural Gas Stocks Critically Low

In the wake of the Crimean crisis, there has been much debate about whether the United States should increase exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).An important and unfortunate detail has been largely overlooked in this conversat...

DUPHASTON FOR SALE

Last week, analysis from the Financial Times spelled out some concerns about the cost dynamics underlying the shale boom. Specifically, the FT argued that in addition to the obvious factors that supported the shale oil and gas ...
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