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Petropolitics

U.S. Mulls Iran Sanctions, Constrained By Oil Market

With the expiration of the waivers now just a little more than two weeks away, the oil market is on edge as the White House weighs its next steps. Read More

topics: IEA, Iran, Iran Deal, OPEC, Venezuela
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Oil and the Economy

Will Chevron’s Anadarko Acquisition Spark a Shale Consolidation Wave?

Given the oil industry’s capital-intensive nature, and the difficulty of smaller producers to profit from operations, investors are hopeful that the long-anticipated wave of consolidations will be sparked by the Chevron-Anadarko deal. Read More

topics: Anadarko, Chevon, Permian, Shale
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Petropolitics

Libyan Civil War Threatens Oil Supply

The attack on Libya’s capital by a militia called the Libyan National Army threatens to cut off, or at least disrupt, the nation’s oil supply. Read More

topics: Khalifa Haftar, Libya, National Oil Company, OPEC, Sharara
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Oil and the Economy

Aramco Lifts the Lid on its Financials in New Bond Prospectus

Aramco's bond prospectus details a company which has production costs that are less than half of its nearest rival and achieves levels of production greater than ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell BP and Total combined. Read More

topics: Aramco, Aramco bond, NOPEC, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco
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Oil and the Economy

LNG Supply Tightness in 2020s, But Glut Today

LNG prices are set to tumble as a raft of new projects come online, but a tighter market is expected in the 2020s as project developers face questions on the next tranche of export projects. Read More

topics: Golden Pass, LNG, LNG Exports, LNG Markets, LNG Oversupply, Sabine Pass
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Autonomous Vehicles

GM’s NHTSA Petition Opportunity for Key Public Input on AVs

Not only does GM's driverless car petition potentially represent a significant opportunity for public input on AVs, but the reaction to this petition will set precedents on NHTSA’s views and requirements for AV safety. Read More

topics: Autonomous cars, Autonomous Vehicle Policy, AVs, Cruise, FMVSS, GM, NHTSA, Nuro, Self-Driving Cars
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Energy Innovation

International Automakers Face Challenges and Opportunities with New Chinese EV Safety Measures

After a spate of fires and accidents involving electric vehicles, new regulations from Chinese authorities offer hope for international EV manufacturers to claim greater market share. Read More

topics: BEV, China, Electric Vehicles, EVs
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Petropolitics

Oil Titans’ Market Strategies Set to Clash as U.S. Prepares to Flex its Energy Muscle

For the United States to realize its foreign policy ambitions, domestic oil demand must be reduced. Read More

topics: Crude Oil Production, Iran, Iran Sanctions, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil
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Autonomous Vehicles

This Week in AVs: US DOT Forms Transport Tech Council; Cruise Plans to Double in Size by End-2019; and More

SAFE's weekly roundup of the top news in autonomous vehicle innovation and deployment. Read More

topics: Cruise, DOT, Elaine Chao, GM
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Oil and the Economy

Shale Expected To Dominate Supply Growth, But Questions Remain

U.S. shale is expected to account for nearly three-quarters of global supply growth over the next five years—even as it faces both short- and long-term questions about its viability. Read More

topics: Decade of Disorder, IEA, Light Tight Oil, oil, OPEC, petrochemicals, Shale, Shale Oil Production, U.S. Shale
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Energy Innovation

The EC Tells Congress: Expand Federal EV Policies to Enhance U.S. Energy Security

In testimony to Congress, Electrification Coalition VP Ben Prochazka made the energy security case for electrifying the U.S. vehicle fleet and retaining the federal EV tax credit. Read More

topics: Congress, Electric buses, Electric charging stations, Electric Vehicles, Electrification Coalition, Energy Security
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Petropolitics

Line 3 Delay Another Headache For Canada’s Oil Industry

Already struggling with a lack of pipeline capacity, Canada’s oil industry hit yet another setback with the recent announcement from Enbridge of delays to its Line 3 replacement project. Read More

topics: Canada, Enbridge, Oil sands, Pipeline, Pipeline Infrastructure, Pipelines, Trudeau
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Market Set to Tighten, Then Fall Back

Oil's bullish trend may only prove to be fleeting, with the possibility of another downturn later in the year. Read More

topics: Goldman Sachs, OPEC, Shale, U.S. Production
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Oil and the Economy

Sanctions, OPEC Cuts and Trump Tweets Show Oil Price Volatility Is Not Dead

President Trump's latest OPEC tweet has heightened speculation that volatility is returning to the global oil market. But the truth is oil volatility never went away. Read More

topics: Iran, NOPEC, Oil Price Volatility, OPEC, PDVSA, Trump, Venezuela, Volatility
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Autonomous Vehicles

Driving to Safety, Reconsidered

We likely do not need to observe AVs for billions of miles to assure us that they are less likely to get into fatal crashes. Read More

topics: autonomous vehicles, AVs, safety, Self-Driving Cars, Vehicle Safety