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Oil and the Economy

Natural Gas Glut Drags Down Prices

Amid record production and swelling stockpiles, natural gas prices have sunk this year. Read More

topics: Flaring, Gas Production, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Production, Natural Gas Supply, Shale Natural Gas
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Oil and the Economy

Despite Weak Prices, Oil Supply Outages Remain High

Global supply outages stand at exceptionally high levels—even as Brent struggles to stay above $60 per barrel. Read More

topics: Iraq, Libya, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Venezuela
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Petropolitics

A New Tanker War? Understanding Rising Violence on the High Seas

A sustained campaign on tanker traffic could have significant consequences for the security of the energy shipping lanes. Read More

topics: Abqaiq, Iran, oil, Oil Prices, Oil Tankers, Saudi Arabia
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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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