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Oil and the Economy

Economics

U.S. Consumers Grapple With High Gasoline Prices Heading Into Summer Driving Season

American consumers plan to change their driving habits throughout the summer due to increased gasoline prices. Read More

Economics

Crosspost: Fuel Economy Decision Takes Center Stage as Prices Rise

Iran and the status of international sanctions on the country’s oil exports are one of the clearest indicators of the intrinsic links between U.S. oil dependence and foreign policy. Read More

Economics

How High Can Oil Prices Go?

Oil prices are currently underpinned by unplanned supply outages, OPEC manipulation, geopolitical uncertainty, limited spare capacity, rising demand, and speculative buying. Read More

Economics

Shale Industry Continues to Expand Production, Testing Promises of Capital Discipline

Shale executives have repeatedly proclaimed their commitment to capital discipline, promising not to return to profligate spending in pursuit of growth at all costs. But output is growing sharply, poised to reach 12 Mbd in 2019. Read More

Economics

Despite U.S. Crude Export Surge, Import Dependence Remains High

U.S. crude exports have climbed significantly, reaching as high as 2.3 million barrels per day, but further gains will be difficult to achieve. Read More

Economics

How Changes in Maritime Fuels Markets Will Affect Demand, the Oil Industry

The shipping industry accounts for five million barrels per day of demand. Implications of both fuel specification changes coming in 2020 and the emissions target for 2050 could be enormous for refiners and the entire oil industry. Read More

Economics

Shale Industry Continues to Expand Production, Testing Promises of Capital Discipline

Shale executives have repeatedly proclaimed their commitment to capital discipline, promising not to return to profligate spending in pursuit of growth at all costs. But output is growing sharply, poised to reach 12 Mbd in 2019. Read More

Economics

Despite U.S. Crude Export Surge, Import Dependence Remains High

U.S. crude exports have climbed significantly, reaching as high as 2.3 million barrels per day, but further gains will be difficult to achieve. Read More

Economics

Amalto Technologies on Blockchain in the Oil Industry

Amalto Technologies, which provides blockchain technology to energy companies, speaks to The Fuse about cloud management, tokenization, and automation in the oil industry. Read More

Economics

Oil Majors to Thrive as Market Enters a Period of ‘Restraint’

The current environment is ideal for the oil majors: Lower production costs, consolidation, and cautious spending allow them to post massive returns. Read More

Economics

Blockchain and Oil Trading

Incumbent firms in the energy sector, such as oil majors and commodity merchants, are experimenting with blockchain technology, and see it as a disruptive data solution that will alter the logistics of oil trading. Read More

Economics

Can the Oil Industry Continue to Lower Decline Rates at Mature Fields?

Because of lower spending levels, oil companies have injected more resources into existing oil fields, rather than greenfield projects, particularly ones with long lead times. Read More