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Petropolitics

Oil Prices Rise, OPEC+ Faces Decision

As oil prices jump to 13-month highs, OPEC+ has opportunity to unwind its deep production cuts. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia
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Oil and the Economy

Scars From Texas Energy Crisis Could Linger

Millions of Texans are surely thankful that the immediate electricity crisis appears to be over. But the aftermath from the disaster will be felt for much longer. Read More

topics: Electric grid, ERCOT, Texas, Winter Weather
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Oil and the Economy

IEA: India The Largest Source of Energy Demand Growth For Next Two Decades

Over the next two decades, India will account for 25 percent of the world’s total demand growth, by far the most of any country. Read More

topics: Diesel, Emissions, Energy Demand, India
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Oil and the Economy

Texas Grid Crippled by Cold, Permian Production Also Slammed

The brutal cold snap in Texas overwhelmed the state's ill-prepared electricity grid, severely impacting energy production. Read More

topics: Electric grid, Electricity, Energy, LNG, LNG Exports, Texas
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Oil and the Economy

Oil-Producing Countries Could See Trillions in Revenue Losses From Energy Transition

Petrostates remain ill-prepared for the global energy transition, and could see a budgetary gap of $9 trillion over the next two decades. Read More

topics: energy transition, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Petrostates
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Petropolitics

Change In Washington, But Iran and Venezuela Still Stuck Under Sanctions

Iranian and Venezuelan hopes of a swift loosening of sanctions under the Biden administration are fading fast. Read More

topics: Iran, Iran Sanctions, Low Oil Prices, Maduro, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Sanctions, Venezuela
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Autonomous Vehicles

Does Losing Most of the 5.9GHz Spectrum Band Make U.S. Vehicles Less Competitive?

Reallocating much of the Safety Band to unlicensed wi-fi uses risks long-term American automotive competitiveness. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, autonomous vehicles, China, FCC, Self-Driving Cars
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Oil and the Economy

Natural Gas Prices Edge Higher on Weak Production, Shrinking Inventories

A cold snap has pushed up natural gas prices, but analysts thing slightly higher prices are here to stay. Read More

topics: Natural Gas, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

Despite Years of Red Ink, Shale Companies Itching to Grow Again

As oil prices creep up, drillers' instincts for aggressive growth will clash with investor calls for restraint. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Shale, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

How One Power Plant Reveals the Risks of Using Iraqi Fuel Oil in Lebanon

Lebanon's electric sector reform remains on hold as it explores using Iraqi high sulfur fuel oil in its aging power plants. Read More

topics: Iraq, Lebanon, oil, Oil Imports, Sulfur
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Energy Innovation

Our Transportation Future: Industries Collide

Preparing for our transportation future requires a massive infrastructure buildout that better integrates our transportation, electric, and communications networks. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, autonomous vehicles, Electric grid, Electric Vehicles, Energy Innovation, Energy Policy, Vehicle to Grid
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Set to Tighten Methane Rules as International Pressure Grows

The oil industry is now supporting U.S. federal methane regulations amid rising pressure from environmental groups, but also from investors and shareholders. Read More

topics: Methane, Methane Regulations
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Majors Make Cuts, But Risks Only Grow

As the world embarks on an energy transition, the oil majors find themselves at a crossroads. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Rally Stalls On New Covid Worries. Race to Vaccinate Is Key

New COVID-19 restrictions in major economies and a new coronavirus variant raises serious oil market concerns about the next few months. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Production, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

Biden’s Executive Orders on Energy and Climate

The long list of executive orders signed by President Biden represent a significant shift in policy from his predecessor—and a recognition it has little time to waste. Read More

topics: Alaska, ANWR, Biden, Biden administration, Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Keystone XL, Paris, President Biden, Shale
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Autonomous Vehicles

This Week In AVs: Trump Pardons Levandowski; Microsoft Invests In Cruise; And More

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

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Oil and the Economy

Georgia Elections Open Up Possibility for Energy and Climate Action

The results of the Georgia senate election upend the outlook for President-elect Biden, opening up a long list of opportunities on energy and climate-related issues. Read More

topics: Biden, Biden administration, Climate, Climate Policy, Coronavirus, COVID-19
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Oil and the Economy

Record Price Surge for LNG, Ending Market Bust

LNG prices in northeast Asia are up more than 80 percent in just two weeks, capping off a wild bust-to-boom swing in a little over six months. Read More

topics: Asian LNG Markets, Coronavirus, COVID-19, LNG, LNG Markets, Natural Gas, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Shale Activity Picks Up Even As Problems Remain

As continued OPEC curbs alongside a further hefty Saudi cut nudge WTI back above $50 per barrel, U.S. shale drillers have pulled back from the abyss. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fracking, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Permian, Shale, Shale Oil Production