Oil

Why Environmental Regulations Can’t Compete With the Market

Director Jason Bordoff writes in the Wall Street Journal Experts Blog about why environmental regulations can’t compete with the market.

OPEC's Catch 22?

Antoine Halff
Exports
Oil

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.

OPEC’s Strategic Options in a Shale World

Jamie Webster
Exports
Oil

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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