Commentary

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Dr. Tim Boersma, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

Dr. Tim Boersma and Dr. Tatiana Mitrova examine the causes and consequences of transformational changes in global gas markets.

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Jason Bordoff

Director Jason Bordoff explores what the U.S. Border Tax Adjustment would mean for energy.

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Jason Bordoff

Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's visit to Mexico on Thursday, Jason Bordoff, Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Sam Walsh, former Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy, write in a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy about the implications of a trade conflict between the United States and Mexico on the regulatory environment for natural gas trade. The authors explain that NAFTA is central to the issue, outlining possible scenarios to the future of natural gas trade should the agreement dissolve altogether or be re-negotiated.

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Richard Nephew, Dr. Tim Boersma, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

In a new commentary, researchers Richard Nephew, Dr. Tim Boersma, and Dr. Tatiana Mitrova assess and analyze the potential impact of new legislation (known as S.94) that would impose statutory sanctions against Russia with respect to its cyber activities, potential responses to its adoption by Russia and the broader market, as well as the likelihood of its passage in Congress. The commentary looks potential responses to its adoption by Russia and the broader market, as well as the likelihood of its passage in Congress.

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Adrian Lajous

On December 5, 2016, the Mexican government auctioned eleven deep- and ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Mexico in a bidding round known as Round 1.4. Seven operators won, all credible, highly experienced oil majors and large international exploration and production companies. In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, Fellow Adrián Lajous, former CEO of Pemex, explores the efficacy of opening the Mexican upstream to private investment, looking at deepwater Round 1.4 and the limits and shortcomings of its execution.

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Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew examines President Obama's decision to authorize the U.S. government to take three sets of actions in direct response to Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

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David Sandalow

Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow examines the perspective of China on President-elect Donald Trump in The Huffington Post.

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Richard Nephew

Program Director Richard Nephew writes in Forbes the accomplishments of the Iran Deal and cautions President-elect Trump about implications of renegotiation.

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Jamie Webster

Nonresident Fellow Jamie Webster writes in The National how the agreement in Vienna is a reminder that OPEC is still influential and capable of collective action.

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Jason Bordoff

Director Jason Bordoff writes in Thomson Reuters how OPEC has shown flexibility and pragmatism in dealing with the oil price crash. While OPEC may not be controlling the market as they once did, they are still relevant and capable of collective action.

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