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Oil and the Economy

The Shale Boom Shows Signs Of Slowdown

Rising U.S. production has helped oil markets shrug off the Abqaiq attack - but the days of booming domestic output may be coming to an end. Read More

topics: Oil Production, Oil Supply, Permian, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Fuel Economy Announcements Enhance U.S. Economic And National Security

Although the governors of Minnesota and New Mexico gave environmental reasons for enacting new fuel efficiency standards, following more stringent standards also provide significant economic and national security benefits. Read More

topics: Energy Security, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Oil Production Slows As Problems Mount for Shale Industry

Taken together, the long run of explosive U.S. shale growth is likely coming to an end. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

After the Shock: How to Interpret Oil Post-Abqaiq

The immediate impact of Abqaiq may have been minor, but the long-term lessons from this incident are bound to become more clear with time. Read More

topics: Abqaiq, Aramco, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia
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Petropolitics

After Abqaiq, Major Questions About Security of Supply

After the Abqaiq attacks, some analysts believe the market is overlooking rising geopolitical risk. Read More

topics: Abqaiq, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Shale, Shale Oil
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Petropolitics

Abqaiq Attack Highlights Oil Risk

The oil market’s vulnerability and dependence not just on a single country, but on a single facility, was laid bare on September 14. Read More

topics: Abqaiq, Iran, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco
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Autonomous Vehicles

SAFE Autonomy: Tokyo To Showcase AVs At Olympics; AVs Can Expedite Evacuations; And More

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

topics: AVs, NTSB, Self-Driving Cars, Tesla
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Majors Face Risky Future

Amid low prices and growing calls for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, the global integrated oil majors find themselves at a crossroads. Read More

topics: Climate, energy transition, fossil fuels, Oil Demand, Oil Majors, stranded assets
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Petropolitics

A New Hand on the Wheel: Changes in the Saudi Energy Leadership

Saudi Arabia's third oil minister in three years, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman will be tasked with delivering Saudi Aramco's IPO Read More

topics: Aramco, MBS, Mohammed bin Salman, OPEC, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco IPO
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Oil and the Economy

Pipeline Delays Continue to Dog Canada’s Oil Industry

Persistent pipeline construction delays continue to hamper the ability of Canada's oil industry to move oil to market. Read More

topics: Canada, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Supply, West Canadian Select
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Oil and the Economy

IMO Rules Cause Major Change to Global Oil Mix

As the IMO 2020 deadline approaches for ships to use fuels with lower sulfur concentrations, the market for heavy oil is taking a hit. Read More

topics: Heavy Crude, IMO, IMO 2020, Oil Markets, Oil Prices, Shipping, Sulfur
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Energy Innovation

NDAA Provides Opportunity To Counter China’s Strategic EV Ambitions

Beijing views the capture of the EV supply chain as a strategic priority. The United States can counter this by agreeing to small amendment in the Nation Defense Authorization Act. Read More

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Autonomous Vehicles

This Week in AVs: UPS Tests Self-Driving Trucks; Waymo to Test in Florida; 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

Oil Sees Headwinds From Strong Dollar and Trade War

Even as markets steady, the stronger U.S. dollar remains a headwind for both crude oil and the global economy. Read More

topics: China, Oil Prices, Trade War, Trump
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Petropolitics

Supply Surplus Puts OPEC+ in a Bind

OPEC has few choices at its disposal to manage the swelling oil market surplus, most of which are unpalatable. Read More

topics: Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco IPO, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

The Failure of History: How Oil Has Entered a Brave New World

Past experience can offer some guidance, but by every indication the global oil industry is heading into a new age, with unpredictable consequences. Read More

topics: Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Shale