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Oil and the Economy

Oil Rally Stalls On New Covid Worries. Race to Vaccinate Is Key

New COVID-19 restrictions in major economies and a new coronavirus variant raises serious oil market concerns about the next few months. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Production, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

Biden’s Executive Orders on Energy and Climate

The long list of executive orders signed by President Biden represent a significant shift in policy from his predecessor—and a recognition it has little time to waste. Read More

topics: Alaska, ANWR, Biden, Biden administration, Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Keystone XL, Paris, President Biden, Shale
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Autonomous Vehicles

This Week In AVs: Trump Pardons Levandowski; Microsoft Invests In Cruise; 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

Georgia Elections Open Up Possibility for Energy and Climate Action

The results of the Georgia senate election upend the outlook for President-elect Biden, opening up a long list of opportunities on energy and climate-related issues. Read More

topics: Biden, Biden administration, Climate, Climate Policy, Coronavirus, COVID-19
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Oil and the Economy

Record Price Surge for LNG, Ending Market Bust

LNG prices in northeast Asia are up more than 80 percent in just two weeks, capping off a wild bust-to-boom swing in a little over six months. Read More

topics: Asian LNG Markets, Coronavirus, COVID-19, LNG, LNG Markets, Natural Gas, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Shale Activity Picks Up Even As Problems Remain

As continued OPEC curbs alongside a further hefty Saudi cut nudge WTI back above $50 per barrel, U.S. shale drillers have pulled back from the abyss. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fracking, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Permian, Shale, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

The Last-Ditch Effort to Block Nord Stream 2

Despite the latest sanctions on Nord Stream 2, Russia has vowed to complete the project. Read More

topics: Gazprom, LNG, Natural Gas, Nord Stream 2, Putin, Russia, Russian Gas Supplies, Trump administration
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Petropolitics

The Tale of Two Tankers and the Art of Sanctions Busting

Some of the networks under U.S. sanctions have developed intricate tactics to keep oil flowing to Syria. Read More

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Energy Innovation

Most Significant Energy Bill In Years Lands In Washington

The end-of-year omnibus bill contains the first major energy legislation in more than a decade. Read More

topics: Biden, Biden administration, Congress
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Autonomous Vehicles

This Week In AVs: Zoox Unveils New Robotaxi; Walmart Plans Driverless Deliveries In 2021; And More

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

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Energy Innovation

EU Ratchets Up Clean Energy Goals

The EU's latest climate goals will have a profound effect on energy markets. Read More

topics: autonomous vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Energy Policy, Europe, European Union, Transportation
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Petropolitics

Can a Post-Sanctions Iran Recapture Its Oil Market Share From Iraq?

As Iran anticipates a lifting of sanctions, it will return to a very different oil market where Iraq has filled the vacuum. Read More

topics: Biden, Biden administration, Iran, Iran Sanctions, National Oil Companies, Trump
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Oil and the Economy

Appalachian Shale Drillers Still Losing Despite Spending Cuts

Despite cuts to drilling and spending, the U.S. natural gas slump continues—particularly in Appalachia. Read More

topics: Natural Gas, Shale
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Petropolitics

OPEC+ Agrees to Ease Cuts Slightly

Amid internal discord and budget pressures, OPEC+ has reportedly agreed to incremental production increases and monthly monitoring. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE
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Oil and the Economy

Report: Structural Bull Market For Commodities Coming

Underinvestment, fiscal stimulus and a weaker dollar could form the foundation for a commodity super-cycle. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Last Minute Push for Alaska’s ANWR Won’t Stave Off Decline

Alaska’s oil industry faces an uncertain future with poor economics, a shrinking pool of capital, and the prospect of tightening environmental policy.  Read More

topics: Alaska, ANWR, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, npr-a, Oil Prices, Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Stuck Between Vaccine Optimism and Short-Term Spike in Cases

Lockdowns and rising COVID cases are counteracting the effects of a coronavirus vaccine on the oil market. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC