shale oil


What's Driving Gasoline and Oil Prices?

February 11, 2015 by Greg Bothun

Oil and Gas Price Influences

Everyone is aware that the price of gas is currently very low. An event like this often spurs conspiracy theories involving OPEC, the US, Russia, etc. But there is no evidence that supports any of these conspiracy theories, while there is evidence that these low prices are in fact due to the following factors.[read more]

US Energy Renaissance Brings Important Foreign Policy Choices

May 2, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

US Energy and Foreign Policy

Two timely research studies from think tanks inside the Beltway address energy security with particular focus on America’s new role in rearranging the established global energy order. This order is in flux because of the renaissance in the US energy sector ignited by its shale oil and gas boom.[read more]

Will Shale Oil Growth Lead to New US Refineries?

March 17, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

An article on the revival of some mothballed US oil refineries and the possible construction of new ones provided yet another indication of industry confidence that record growth in oil production from US shale deposits isn't just a temporary phenomenon.[read more]

Global Shale Oil and Gas Estimates Expand

July 12, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Recently revised estimates of global shale oil and gas resources from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy represent a significant increase over the EIA's 2011 estimates.[read more]

US Oil Boom Shifts Focus to North Dakota Bakken Shale

May 24, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy

Responsible production of the newly discovered oil and gas in the Bakken and Three Forks formations can promote energy independence. The US has already seen a reduction of 10% in net oil imports in the last year.[read more]

Lower Gas Prices, But for How Long?

May 4, 2013 by Gal Sitty

gas prices

By now, who hasn’t heard about the oil boom in the United States? Higher oil prices and new extraction techniques are largely credited for creating a rash of new oil fields. But how much of a boom is this really?[read more]

How Will Oil's Current Slide Affect Gasoline Prices?

April 18, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Longer-term, oil and gasoline prices remain as unpredictable as ever. However, the trends producing today's weaker prices could have staying power, including the US shale, or "tight oil" upsurge, and fuel economy improvements.[read more]

OPEC Reacts to US Shale Oil Boom with New Strategy

April 15, 2013 by Amy Myers Jaffe

OPEC reaction?

Signs are emerging that key Persian Gulf members of OPEC are adjusting their strategies to cope with the growing threat that North American shale oil is making to their long-term dominance in global energy markets.[read more]