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Oil and the Economy

Have We Reached Peak Shale?

A growing number of analysts believe that U.S. production will never again hit recent highs. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Energy Security, ExxonMobil, IEA, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC
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Petropolitics

Unrest Brewing in Oil Producing Countries

Coronavirus and collapsing oil prices have hollowed out budgets of oil-producing countries, raising fears of instability. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Energy Security, Geopolitical Risk, Geopolitics, Iraq, Nigeria, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Venezuela
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Petropolitics

Saudi Arabia Faces an Unprecedented Crisis

Oil's collapse must force a reckoning for Saudi Arabia, which has long relied on oil revenue to hold its economy together. Read More

topics: Jamal Khashoggi, Low Oil Prices, MBS, Mohammed bin Salman, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Saudi Arabia
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Shut Ins Grow. Some Supply Won’t Come Back

Oil prices are starting to climb, but supply shut ins mean the pain is not yet over. Read More

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

SAFE Releases Report To Get America Moving Again

COVID-19 has exposed frailties in the U.S. economy. The crisis provides an opportunity to bolster American economic resilience. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, autonomous vehicles, China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Electric Vehicles, Energy Policy, Energy Security, Transportation
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Oil and the Economy

Shale Bankruptcies to Accelerate

The demise of Chesapeake is a fitting bookend to the latest chapter of U.S. shale. Read More

topics: Chesapeake, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Production, Rig Count, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Storage Filling Up Fast

With demand for oil slumping worldwide, global storage could be full by June. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Iran and the Oil Price Crash: Will it Weather the Storm?

Ironically, the U.S. policy of economic pressure on Iran may turn a global catastrophe into a moment of opportunity Tehran hopes to exploit. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Iran, Low Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Trump administration
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Petropolitics

Where Will The Oil Markets Be In Six Months?

In addition to oil, energy dominance should harness the diversity of fuels the United States has to offer and use them all to power our transportation sector. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Energy Security, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Self-Driving Cars, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

The Impact of Oil Price Fluctuation on Job Security for the U.S. Energy Workforce

More than half of U.S. wells are set to become uneconomic as oil prices continue to slide—and American oil workers will bear the brunt. Read More

topics: Jobs, Louisiana, Low Oil Prices, Mississippi, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Supply, Shale
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Goes Negative. What Does it Mean?

The negative prices are an anomaly, related to the expiring contract in May. But the meltdown also reflects a ruinously oversupplied oil market. Read More

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

OPEC+ Commits to Historic Production Cuts. But Will it Work?

The success of the world's largest oil production cut may hinge on the United States. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil Production, Trump
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Petropolitics

Should We Still Be Concerned About OPEC?

Despite the coronavirus significantly impacting oil demand, U.S. policymakers should still press for antitrust legislation that acts as a deterrent to OPEC market manipulation. Read More

topics: antitrust, NOPEC, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Senate
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Petropolitics

OPEC+ Tries For Global Deal, But Glut is Still Too Large

A major production cut of 10 million barrels per day would be historic in size - and probably fail to move the needle. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Russia, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Canada Faces Oil Shut Ins As Prices Drop Below $5

With a barrel of Canadian oil now cheaper than a pint of beer, producers have begun to shut in production. Read More

topics: Alberta, Canada, Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Tar Sands, West Canada Select, West Canadian Select