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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.

topics: Energy, Mexico, Oil and Gas Trade

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.

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

This Week in AVs: Ford Submits AV Safety Report, Lyft/Aptiv Hit AV Testing Milestone, and More

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

topics: Ford, Lyft, safety, Waymo

Shale Hits a Rough Patch

The industry's ability to weather current challenges will have global implications.

topics: bakken, Oil Production, Permian, Pioneer Natural Resources, Shale, U.S. Shale, Whiting Petroleum

How Much have Fuel Economy Standards Boosted the Price of Cars?

Cars today are more efficient, more durable, safer, and have better features than ever before, and higher prices are simply not that high once adjusted for inflation and compared to price increases of other consumer goods.

topics: Car Prices, Consumer Price Index, EPA, Fuel Economy, Fuel Economy Standards, NHTSA, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking