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Oil and the Economy

Q3 Earnings: Big Oil Raking in Cash, Long-Term Outlook Uncertain

The third quarter of 2017 was also a three-month period that saw the highest oil prices in years. The majors have reoriented themselves around a lower breakeven price, so the upswing in prices have left them in their strongest position in years. Read More

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Energy Innovation

SAFE Joins Voices Calling for Negotiated Settlement with California on Fuel Economy

The agencies propose a range of significant changes to the off-cycle technology program, including ending or sunsetting all off-cycle flexibilities. Any elimination, or phase-out, of the off-cycle technology adjustments would threaten to deter or delay investment in connected and automated vehicle technologies and runs counter to the goals of this rulemaking. Read More

topics: EPA, Fuel Economy, Fuel Efficiency, NHTSA
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Oil and the Economy

With E15 Proposal, Trump Attempts to Placate Corn Belt

There is almost no middle ground in the battle between ethanol producers and the oil industry. Any movement to address the concerns of one side almost necessarily comes at the expense of the other. Read More

topics: Big Corn, Big Oil, E15, ethanol, Refiners, RFS
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Oil and the Economy

New Permian WTI Contract Reflects Importance of Region to Oil Market

With more buyers from around the world requesting U.S. crude, a Houston-based price point has become necessary. Read More

topics: Crude Oil Exports, ICE, Permian, WTI
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Oil and the Economy

Shale Cannot Cover Shortages in Saudi Production

When Saudi Arabia threatens to weaponize its oil production, the U.S. cannot afford to brush off this warning by overestimating the potential of shale to cover the shortfalls. Read More

topics: 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Fuel Economy Standards, NOPEC, OPEC, Permian, Saudi Arabia, Shale, U.S. crude exports
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Energy Innovation

Shipping Industry Remains Unprepared for New Sulfur Rules

Bank of America Merrill Lynch cited the IMO regulations as one of three major factors—along with Iran sanctions and pipeline bottlenecks facing U.S. shale—that could contribute to an oil price spike “akin to the one observed in 2008.” Read More

topics: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, fuel oil, IMO, Oil Prices, Sulfur
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Petropolitics

Saudis Evoke “Oil Weapon” for First Time in Decades

Saudi Arabia's veiled threat to leverage its oil production, in response to widespread outrage over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, serves as a reminder of the kingdom's power over the global economy. Read More

topics: 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Jamal Khashoggi, Oil Dependence, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Trump administration
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Energy Innovation

U.S. Reaches 1 Million Electric Vehicle Sales

The U.S. electric vehicle market will reach a major milestone this month as automakers reach 1,000,000 EV sales. Read More

topics: 1 million EVs, Electric Vehicles, EV Sales, Oil Prices
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Petropolitics

The New NAFTA Calms Some Automaker and Energy Concerns

The USMCA appears to calm oil industry fears that revisions to NAFTA would endanger investor protections, while Canada and Mexico both have carveouts to avoid vehicle tariffs. Read More

topics: andres manuel lopez obrador, Auto industry, Automakers, Canada, Donald Trump, Mexico, NAFTA, Oil Trade Flows, Tariffs, Trade, US oil and gas, USMCA
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Energy Innovation

SAFE Responds to Criticisms of Research on Military Costs of Protecting Global Oil Supply

While the overwhelming response to SAFE's report has been positive, our group seeks to clarify criticisms that are not factually based. Read More

topics: Fuel Economy, Military Cost of Oil Dependence, Military Spending, oil, Oil Prices, Oil Supply
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Oil and the Economy

Permian Problems Spark Shale Interest Elsewhere

However, it isn’t clear that newfound interest in a variety of shale plays outside of West Texas will prove durable. Read More

topics: bakken, Harold Hamm, Permian, Pipelines, Shale, Shale Oil
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Oil and the Economy

Saudi Arabia Attempts Balancing Act As Oil Market Tightens

Rapidly declining oil exports from Iran, combined with ongoing losses from Venezuela, could put Saudi Arabia’s spare capacity to the test. Read More

topics: Oil Prices, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Spare Capacity
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Energy Innovation

Crosspost: Climate Mayors and Electrification Coalition Partner to Rapidly Transition Municipal Fleets to Electric Vehicles

21 municipalities marked the launch of the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative with a commitment to purchase 376 EVs, representing approximately $11 million in electric transportation-related investment. Read More

topics: Climate, Electric Vehicles, Fleets