The Fuse


OPEC Set to Extend Cuts as Fundamentals, Price Move in Cartel’s Direction

When discussing the “success” surrounding OPEC’s cuts, it’s important to remember where the market was at the beginning of 2016, when prices fell below $30. Now, prices are in the mid-$50s, reflecting the impact of OPEC's actions.

topics: Backwardation, Brent, Oil Demand Growth, OPEC, Saudi Arabia

International Implications of the Rise of China’s Teapot Refineries

Small independent refineries in China thrived in 2015 and 2016 as a result of low crude prices and high exports of refined products, but the road ahead looks bumpier as analysts see consolidation in the country's downstream sector.

topics: China, Crude Oil Imports, Oil Prices, Refining, Teapot refineries

Trucking, Autonomy, and Energy Security

SAFE modeling shows that the widespread use of existing platooning technologies for trucks could save up to 20 billion gallons of diesel fuel through 2050.

topics: autonomous vehicles, NHTSA, Oil Dependence, Trucking

Nuvve CEO on Vehicle-to-Grid Technology, Energy Storage, and Autonomy

Vehicle-to-grid technology will be a main factor in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, according to the CEO of a start-up dedicated to EV integration.

topics: autonomous vehicles, Denmark, Nuvve, University of Delaware, V2G

DENC Releases Case Study and Recommendations for EV Deployment During National Drive Electric Week

Coinciding with NDEW, SAFE’s Electrification Coalition is releasing a case study with the best practice recommendations developed through the Drive Electric Northern Colorado initiative.

topics: China, Drive Electric Northern Colorado, Electric Vehicle Sales, Electric Vehicles, National Drive Electric Week