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The Pros and Cons of Exporting US Crude Oil

January 30, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking member of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, issued a white paper earlier this month calling for an end to the current ban on US crude oil exports. Her characterization of existing regulations in this area as "antiquated" is spot on.[read more]


Should the U.S. Allow Increased Domestic Crude Oil Exports?

April 8, 2013 by John Miller

U.S. domestic crude oil production has increased significantly in recent years. Would exporting some of this new domestically-produced crude oil be in the best interests of the U.S. overall?[read more]

How Oil Exporters Reach Financial Collapse

April 8, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

In general, oil exporters with declining production face worrisome situations. If oil prices do not keep rising rapidly, oil exporters will need to cut back on social programs–something that will not be well-accepted by citizens.[read more]

Should the US Become An Oil Exporter?

July 19, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles


Last week I missed attending a fascinating panel on the growth of US oil production, hosted by  the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, I was able to catch most of the live webcast, which is still available for replay. Much of the discussion focused on the potential of new "tight oil" production techniques,...[read more]

Responding to Iran By Doubling Efforts To Gain Oil Independence

January 11, 2012 by Deron Lovaas

With demand for oil increasing in Latin America and elsewhere in the world and Iran threatening to close the Straits of Hormuz, it is not inconceivable that the price of oil could reach an all-time high and stay there some time in the coming year.[read more]