Commentary

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Antoine Halff

Antoine Halff writes that market perceptions of OPEC's predicament as it approaches the Vienna meeting--to extend production cuts, raise prices and give the shale industry more support versus unshackling its exports to flood the market and lower oil prices--diverges from reality, and in the short term, the threat of U.S. shale might not be quite as dire as it seems.

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Jamie Webster

In front of the May 2017 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Fellow Jamie Webster indicates that shale still lurks as a strategic threat, and that even though volume-wise, U.S. shale may be too small to take on OPEC’s traditional role as the market balancer, its still-accelerating growth rate is sufficient enough that it could again play the role of disruptor. Webster outlines strategic options--and the pros and cons of each--for OPEC to consider should shale growth reach a level that is unsustainable for a balanced market.

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Tommy Beaudreau, Jason Bordoff

Tommy Beaudreau and Jason Bordoff explore what's next for offshore oil and gas leasing under the Trump Administration

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Dr. Tim Boersma, Akos Losz

Together with NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industry, CGEP organized a day-long workshop in Delhi in late 2016 to discuss the future of natural gas in India. Authors Tim Boersma, Akos Losz, and Astha Ummat drafted the resulting brief which summarizes key takeaways, observations, and questions for future research.

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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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