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Energy Quote of the Day: 'Oil Prices are Expected to Remain High Enough in 2015'

December 12, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil Prices in 2015

The US Energy Information Administration recently slashed its 2015 oil price forecasts, but the statistical arm of the DOE still expects total oil output to increase to volumes not seen since 1972. It will take some time before current lower oil price levels manifest in lower US oil production volumes.[read more]

Saudi Oil Export Concerns Detailed; Renewable Energy Opportunities Identified

November 10, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Saudi Oil Exports and Renewables Opportunities

Increasing domestic Saudi Arabian energy demand bumping up against volumes of oil available for export is an issue we have followed closely, and a new report from the International Energy Agency provides some updated detail on how the kingdom is addressing its energy dilemma.[read more]

Energy Quotes of the Day: 'People are Panicking' and 'It's the Economy, Stupid'

November 9, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Economics and Markets

Benchmark oil prices took a nose dive recently, with both WTI and Brent shedding their recent gains. Prompt-month WTI dipped into $75 per barrel territory on a combination of weak economic outlooks and supply/demand fundamentals.[read more]

Oil Price Slide: No Good Way Out

November 7, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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Oil Price Collapse

The world is in a dangerous place now. A large share of oil sellers need the revenue from oil sales. They have to continue producing, regardless of how low oil prices go unless they are stopped by bankruptcy, revolution, or something else that gives them a very clear signal to stop.[read more]

Is President Obama Manipulating Gasoline Prices?

November 4, 2014 by Robert Rapier

For those who tend not to read much past the headline, the answer to that question is “No.” President Obama is not manipulating gasoline prices. If you want to understand a bit more about the issue of falling gas prices during election seasons, feel free to read on.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'We Anticipate a Strong Price Recovery'

November 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Oil Price Volatility

With all eyes on the global crude oil market due to recent price declines, analysts and investors are frantically searching for the bottom, with some expecting a continued plunge. While there could still be some short-term volatility and downward pressure, Barclays’ analysts see oil prices strengthening again.[read more]

Energy Master Limited Partnerships Go Mainstream: Baird's Ethan Bellamy

October 18, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Ethan Bellamy specializes in the analysis of master limited partnerships at Robert W. Baird & Co. He was director of research for the Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Fund, where he was responsible for fundamental analysis and due diligence in public, PIPE and pre-IPO investments in natural resources.[read more]

How (Geo)Political Stability Traded for 'Messy' Democracy in the Middle East Hinders Energy Market Interconnectivity

October 8, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Stability and Energy Markets

Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, suggests in an article titled “What can the Middle East learn from the US shale boom?” three ways for regional policymakers to bring interconnectivity to the Middle East’s oil and gas market as well as accompanying infrastructure.[read more]

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Power Markets and the Changing Color of the Grid

September 30, 2014 by Alexander Goodman
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Markets and the Grid

Across the Midwest and Eastern US and into Canada, the extreme weather events of 2014’s winter tested the regional energy markets in unprecedented ways. Successive polar vortexes swept cold over North America and pushed energy prices to record highs.[read more]

Why Natural Gas Prices Collapsed

August 18, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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Natural Gas Prices

I have laid out the argument since last winter that because of the deep inventory hole that developed over the course of the exceptionally cold winter, natural gas prices would remain high relative to last year, and that as a result natural gas producers would likely report higher year-over-year profits.[read more]

Richard Kauffman talks New Market-Based Energy System at New York Energy Week

July 1, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Market-Based Energy Systems

Last week, the 2nd New York Energy Week (NYEW) concluded. At its closing ceremony, the esteemed Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State, Office of the Governor of New York, offered his thinking on a new energy system.[read more]

Types of Carbon Pricing, Part 2 of 3

May 7, 2014 by Adam Whitmore

Carbon taxes define a set price for all emissions from a jurisdiction and a particular time. For jurisdictions accounting for a small proportion of emissions and looking at limited time horizons variations in emissions will have little effect on the stock of GHGs in the atmosphere.[read more]

Postcard from the Future of Energy: Making Markets Work in Texas

April 10, 2014 by America's Power Plan

Texas Energy Markets

Texas is debating how to design their power market to ensure fair competition, low cost, and, of course, reliability in the future. But booming wind and solar energy means their market policies need to encourage flexibility as well.[read more]

US Export Bans 101: Markets Defy Artificial Barriers

February 5, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe
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Environmental advocates weighing in against US oil and gas exports and Keystone XL Pipeline need to be wary. The belief that creating barriers to exports and infrastructure will lock oil and gas under the ground is a misplaced one. Markets will clear, as long as the demand for fossil energy remains.[read more]

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U.S. 2013 Domestic Energy Supplies Growth Scorecard: Part 1

January 21, 2014 by John Miller
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US Domestic Supply Scorecard

Some U.S. Renewables and Non-renewable Energy supplies grew in 2013, and a few did not. Various Energy Advocates and Critics viewed these increases or declines as positive and not so positive developments. Which U.S. domestic energy supplies grew at the greatest rates in 2013?[read more]