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Oil and the Economy

Keep the Car Running: Transportation Costs Hit Indie Musicians

Artists may suffer a number of setbacks as a result of rising fuel prices, particularly independent musicians whose livelihoods are made on the road. Read More

topics: Arcade Fire, Gasoline prices, Indie musicians, Parking, The War on Drugs, Transportation costs
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Energy Innovation

EPRI's Dan Bowermaster on EV Adoption and the Importance of Alternative Fuels

Dan Bowermaster is a program manager for Electric Transportation with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He speaks to The Fuse about EPRI, electrical vehicle adoption, and misconceptions about EVs. Read More

topics: Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles. Climate Change, EPRI
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Autonomous Vehicles

Uber EV Incentive Program: A Welcome Start

Uber’s new initiative is a large step toward increasing the number of EVs in its overall vehicle fleet, reinforcing the belief that TNCs will catalyze the transition to advanced fuels. Read More

topics: Electric Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Shared Transportation, Uber
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Oil and the Economy

Battle Between Ethanol and Refiners Reaches Stalemate

The current zero-sum battle between corn states and the biofuels industry and oil refiners is not new, but it has exploded into a fierce fight over the past year as the EPA cracked open the door to a weakening of the RFS. Read More

topics: ethanol, Refiners, RFS
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Oil and the Economy

No Surprises: Analysts Say Oil May Hit $150   

It’s not inevitable that oil prices will hit $150, but there should be no surprises if they rally to that level, or higher. Read More

topics: Oil Prices, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Underinvestment Risk
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Petropolitics

What the Heck is Going on in Libya?

This summer everything changed again in Libya. Oil has been taken hostage not by bandits or crooks but by a presidential hopeful who had liberated the ports two years ago. Read More

topics: Libya, NOCs, OPEC
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Energy Innovation

Chart of the Week: OPEC Cuts Support Brent, Shale Depresses WTI

Stay on top of the latest developments in oil markets, geopolitical risk, and alternative fuel vehicles with the SAFE policy team's Chart of the Week. Read More

topics: Capital expenditures, Gasoline, Household Spending, Iran, oil, Oil Price Volatility, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Saudi Arabia, Upstream Investment
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Oil and the Economy

OPEC Is Dead, Long Live OPEC+

There once was a time when OPEC did not need to rely on outside producers to achieve its policy goals. That time has passed. The old OPEC is dead, and OPEC+ now stands in its place. What will its reign bring? Read More

topics: Libya, Mohammed bin Salman, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, The Vienna Group, Venezuela
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Oil and the Economy

Brent-WTI Spread Narrows, For Now at Least, as North American Supply Tightens

The latest on oil prices: The forces that helped drive WTI and Brent apart have suddenly reversed course. Read More

topics: Backwardation, Brent futures, NYMEX WTI, OPEC, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

Trump, OPEC, and the Oil Market's Razor Thin Spare Capacity

The oil market could be sorely tested in the second half of the year and into 2019, unless demand slows, OPEC outages are less than expected, or non-OPEC producers such as the United States, Canada, and Brazil produce higher than forecast. Read More

topics: Donald Trump, Iran, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Spare Capacity, The Vienna Group
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Energy Innovation

New ETF Seeks to Take Advantage of Growing Demand for Battery Metals

Investors want exposure to companies that are involved in the production and distribution of battery metals, particularly with electric vehicles underpinning demand. Read More

topics: Cobalt, Congo, Electric vehicle batteries, Electric Vehicles, ETFs, Lithium, Lithium Batteries
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Oil and the Economy

China Drives Gas Consumption, U.S. Drives Supply

Together, Australia, Qatar, and the U.S. will account for 60 percent of global LNG capacity by 2023. Meanwhile, China will dominate demand growth going forward, importing increasing volumes of LNG to replace coal-fired electricity and coal-burning furnaces. Read More

topics: China, LNG Exports, LNG Markets, Qatar, US LNG exports
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Energy Innovation

The Impact of Vehicle Ownership and Telecom Costs on the Sharing Economy

Has the disparity between telecom costs on the one hand, and motor vehicle costs on the other hand, led to a shift in consumer behavior? Read More

topics: Ride Hailing, Ridesharing, Smartphones, Uber, Vehicle ownership
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Energy Innovation

From NHTSA to NOPEC, Washington Faces Key Choices on Energy Security

The aim of the NOPEC legislation is to consider ways to take action to hold OPEC accountable for its anti-competitive behavior. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, Fuel Economy Standards, NHTSA, NOPEC, OPEC
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Petropolitics

The Numbers Don’t Add Up: OPEC Sows More Confusion With Production Increase

OPEC fudges the details. Oil prices rose on Friday in reaction to OPEC's decision to increase output during the second half of the year. Analysts argue that the cartel's actions will not be sufficient to meet the markets' needs. Read More

topics: Iran, NOPEC, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, The Vienna Group
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Petropolitics

With or Without You: OPEC+ to Increase Supply Even if Iran Fails to Compromise

Market watchers are not sure Iran’s participation in an OPEC agreement is necessary. The Saudis are determined to increase supply, with or without Iran’s agreement. Read More

topics: Iran, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, The Vienna Group
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Oil and the Economy

A Return of Fuel Subsidies Follows Rise in Oil Prices

The return of fuel subsidies in several emerging market countries may keep oil demand growth on track, muting the price effect on consumer behavior. Read More

topics: Brazil, Fuel Subsidies, Global Oil Demand, Indonesia
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Petropolitics

Market Intervention: The Cause of, and Solution to, All Oil Supply Challenges

OPEC itself is responsible for disrupting the investment cycle and eliminating the inventory overhang in record time. Asking them to fix the problems they caused is the wrong approach. Read More

topics: Donald Trump, NOPEC, Oil Prices, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Undersupply, Vienna Group
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Petropolitics

Saudi Energy Minister: Global Oil Market Needs Increase of 1 Mbd

Global oil markets are in danger of seeing a large supply deficit in the second half of 2018, increasing the need for more OPEC supply. Read More

topics: Donald Trump, Iran, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, The Vienna Group
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Oil and the Economy

Industry Panel Emphasizes Continued Global Energy Demand Growth; Investment Needs

As "Peak Demand" has faded from the industry dialogue, international oil companies examine how to meet growing global energy demand while keeping prices low. Read More

topics: BP, Demand Growth, Oil Prices, OPEC, Pioneer Natural Resources, Shale