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Low Oil Prices: Opportunity or Barrier for U.S. Industry?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: September 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Crude oil prices have dominated headlines and industry attention over the past year. In 2014 and continuing in 2015, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to unconstrained output for it 12 member countries, resulting in a dramatic increase in global oil supply. Meanwhile, China and Europe’s demand for oil has remained relatively steady. In addition, U.S. domestic production nearly doubled since 2008, decreasing domestic imports and leaving more oil on the global market. As a result, oil prices fell from $90 per barrel in 2014 to $46 per barrel today and projections indicate prices between $30 and $60 per barrel… [more]

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Tax Pollution, Not Profits

Author(s): Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)
Member
U.S. House of Representatives
Date: July 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Climate change is a threat to our environment and our economy, and we cannot afford the risk of inaction. With our free market economy, the best solution is a simple, transparent tax on carbon that unleashes the power of the market and enables America to lead the way toward a new, clean energy economy. Importantly, a carbon tax produces revenues that can be used to help American businesses and families. But there are many options for how to use these revenues. Critics of carbon taxes frequently cite slower economic growth, increasing taxes on the poor, and hurting coal workers as… [more]

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Getting Past Rate Fixation to the Benefits of the Clean Power Plan

Author(s): Marilyn Brown
Professor of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: May 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Making use of energy efficiency can help contain the cost of complying with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and reduce electricity bills. Yet as climate policy discussions try to balance the urgent demand for quick action with upfront capital investments, the benefits of energy efficiency must be viewed in the long term. As efficiency programs are being ramped up by utilities with an over-capacity of power plants, rates may rise for a few years before they fall. Policymakers and stakeholders need to get past “rate fixation” to see the long-term value of energy efficiency. With the strong “nudge” of the… [more]

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Economic Letter: Crude Oil Export Ban Benefits Some … but Not All

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: May 8, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Full Title: Economic Letter: Crude Oil Export Ban Benefits Some … but Not All Author(s): Michael D. Plante Publisher(s): Dallas Fed Publication Date: 07/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports would alleviate a growing glut of oil at the Gulf Coast refineries and should eventually reduce retail gasoline and diesel prices, benefiting U.S. consumers.

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The New Energy Landscape

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: at 11:26 AM

Full Title: The New Energy Landscape Author(s): Goldman Sachs Publisher(s): Goldman Sachs Publication Date: 04/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Less than a decade ago, the global energy forecast seemed bleak. Global demand quickly outpaced new sources of supply, driving oil’s march toward an unprecedented high of $145 per barrel. Rising prices put downward pressure on global economic growth, and many countries, including the U.S., were largely dependent on foreign supplies. In 2006, the U.S. — the world’s largest consumer — imported 56 percent of its total oil consumption. Fear of geopolitical events impacting access to energy increased, along with concerns… [more]

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Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Full Title: Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks Author(s): Jan Stelter and Yuichiro Nishida Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Oil is traded in a market where uncertainty, price volatility, and sudden supply disruptions are common characteristics. Natural disasters, political disagreements and wars can seriously affect supply and demand, and consequently economic activity. One particularly powerful tool of IEA member countries to respond to such disruptions is emergency oil stocks. In its history the IEA released stocks on three occasions, reducing supply shortfalls and the associated… [more]

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Production Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels: Influence of Crude Oil Price and Technology Maturity

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 22, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Full Title: Production Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels: Influence of Crude Oil Price and Technology Maturity Author(s): Pierpaolo Cazzola, Geoff Morrison, Hiroyuki Kaneko, François Cuenot, Abbas Ghandi and Lewis Fulton Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This study examines the production costs of a range of transport fuels and energy carriers under varying crude oil price assumptions and technology market maturation levels. It uses an engineering “bottom‐up” approach to estimate the effect of both the input cost of oil and various technological assumptions on the finished price of these fuels. In total, the… [more]

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New Energy, New Geopolitics Balancing Stability and Leverage

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Full Title: New Energy, New Geopolitics Balancing Stability and Leverage Author(s): Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed, & Molly A. Walton Publisher(s): CSIS Publication Date: 04/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the last ten years, U.S. shale gas and tight oil production has skyrocketed. Between 2005 and 2014, U.S. production of crude oil and natural gas has risen by nearly 65 and 34 per- cent, respectively, due to tight oil and shale gas development. The shale gas supplies from Pennsylvania alone equal the entire natural gas export capacity of Qatar, the world’s second largest natural gas exporter in 2012. And… [more]

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Oil Medium-Term Market Report

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: March 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Full Title: Oil Medium-Term Market Report: Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2019 Author(s): International Energy Agency Publisher(s): International Energy Agency Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): While the non-conventional supply revolution that is reshaping the oil market and industry has been widely recognised as a game changer, this transformation is playing out in unexpected ways and against an evolving backdrop. How long will the rise in US tight oil and Canadian oil sands last and where will it leave North American oil production at the end of the decade? Will other countries have managed to replicate the US success… [more]

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