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Energy Innovation

Shipping Industry Remains Unprepared for New Sulfur Rules

Bank of America Merrill Lynch cited the IMO regulations as one of three major factors—along with Iran sanctions and pipeline bottlenecks facing U.S. shale—that could contribute to an oil price spike “akin to the one observed in 2008.” Read More

topics: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, fuel oil, IMO, Oil Prices, Sulfur
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Petropolitics

Saudis Evoke “Oil Weapon” for First Time in Decades

Saudi Arabia's veiled threat to leverage its oil production, in response to widespread outrage over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, serves as a reminder of the kingdom's power over the global economy. Read More

topics: 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Jamal Khashoggi, Oil Dependence, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Trump administration
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Energy Innovation

U.S. Reaches 1 Million Electric Vehicle Sales

The U.S. electric vehicle market will reach a major milestone this month as automakers reach 1,000,000 EV sales. Read More

topics: 1 million EVs, Electric Vehicles, EV Sales, Oil Prices
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Petropolitics

The New NAFTA Calms Some Automaker and Energy Concerns

The USMCA appears to calm oil industry fears that revisions to NAFTA would endanger investor protections, while Canada and Mexico both have carveouts to avoid vehicle tariffs. Read More

topics: andres manuel lopez obrador, Auto industry, Automakers, Canada, Donald Trump, Mexico, NAFTA, Oil Trade Flows, Tariffs, Trade, US oil and gas, USMCA
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Energy Innovation

SAFE Responds to Criticisms of Research on Military Costs of Protecting Global Oil Supply

While the overwhelming response to SAFE's report has been positive, our group seeks to clarify criticisms that are not factually based. Read More

topics: Fuel Economy, Military Cost of Oil Dependence, Military Spending, oil, Oil Prices, Oil Supply
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Oil and the Economy

Permian Problems Spark Shale Interest Elsewhere

However, it isn’t clear that newfound interest in a variety of shale plays outside of West Texas will prove durable. Read More

topics: bakken, Harold Hamm, Permian, Pipelines, Shale, Shale Oil
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Oil and the Economy

Saudi Arabia Attempts Balancing Act As Oil Market Tightens

Rapidly declining oil exports from Iran, combined with ongoing losses from Venezuela, could put Saudi Arabia’s spare capacity to the test. Read More

topics: Oil Prices, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Spare Capacity
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Energy Innovation

Crosspost: Climate Mayors and Electrification Coalition Partner to Rapidly Transition Municipal Fleets to Electric Vehicles

21 municipalities marked the launch of the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative with a commitment to purchase 376 EVs, representing approximately $11 million in electric transportation-related investment. Read More

topics: Climate, Electric Vehicles, Fleets
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Petropolitics

Trump Tweets, Fuel Economy and the Military Cost of Oil Dependence

The United States spends at least $81 billion every year protecting the global free flow of oil. Read More

topics: Donald Trump, ESLC, Military Cost, oil, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, OPEC
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Petropolitics

Perry Meets with Russian and Saudi Energy Ministers to Blunt Impact of Iran Sanctions on Oil Markets

Renewed Iran sanctions will coincide with election season, granting Russia and Saudi Arabia leverage in negotiations with the United States. Read More

topics: Iran Sanctions, Oil Prices, Rick Perry, Russia, Saudi Arabia
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Oil and the Economy

With Inventories Low, Natural Gas Prices will Depend on Production Growth this Winter

Despite the abnormally low level of gas sitting in storage, natural gas prices have barely moved. Shale gas drillers continue to add supply, which will likely allow the U.S. to avoid a supply crunch this coming winter. Read More

topics: Fracking, Heating, Marcellus Shale, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Inventories, natural gas prices, Winter
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Oil and the Economy

NAFTA and the Implications for North American Oil and Gas

All three countries in NAFTA do not want to see new barriers erected that could impede the growing trade in oil and gas. There is a great deal of momentum to successfully conclude a new trade deal, although sticking points – largely unrelated to energy – remain. Read More

topics: Energy, Mexico, Oil and Gas Trade
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Energy Innovation

U.S. Crude Oil Production Reaches 11 Mbd Historic High

Stay on top of the latest developments in oil markets, geopolitical risk, and alternative fuel vehicles with the SAFE policy team's Chart of the Week. Read More

topics: Capital expenditures, Gasoline, Household Spending, Iran, oil, Oil Price Volatility, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Saudi Arabia, Upstream Investment