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2014 News Items

August 2014

Many US producers are pushing to loosen the country's ban on crude oil exports. The FT's Anjli Raval asks Jason Bordoff, former Obama advisor and current director for the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, about the likelihood of policy changes.

July 2014

Center Director Jason Bordoff comments to Reuters on how the new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian firms could impact Rosneft, Russia's flagship oil giant.

May 2014

Jason Bordoff, Professor and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, discusses climate change with Gov. Jon Huntsman.

At the Center on Global Energy Policy's Spring 2014 Energy Policy Conference, John Podesta, who is one of President Barack Obama's most senior advisers, said that the administration was "taking an active look" at the crude export ban, including "deciding whether there's the potential for effectively and economically utilising that resource through a variety of different mechanisms."

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

April 2014

“The near-term options are limited, so if supplies were cut off tomorrow, they’d be in a pretty difficult spot,” Jason Bordoff, who heads Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and is a former energy and climate adviser to the Obama administration, said in an interview yesterday. “Before next winter, they really want to be building up as much storage as possible.”

But oil price gains have been limited so far, as oil flows from Russia have not been affected, according to Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. "In the near term, the market thinks that the EU will not move to a higher level of sanctions that would have potential to upset oil flows," he said.

“They still anticipate the ability to continue to partner with Russia for energy exploration in different parts of the world,” says Jason Bordoff, former senior White House energy adviser and director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. “If this changes or escalates or sanctions get imposed in a stronger way, people are going to have to respond and scale back those plans.”

The award winners are Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim (lifetime achievement for the advancement of the Qatar energy industry), Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin (lifetime achievement awards for advancement of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries), Nobuo Tanaka (lifetime award for advancement of producer-consumer dialogue), Prof Tan Chorh Chuan (lifetime award for advancement of education for future energy leaders), Walid Khadduri (lifetime award for the advancement of international energy journalism) and Dr Rilwanu Lukman (lifetime award for advancement of the international energy policy).

In an interview with CNBC, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow discusses both short- and long-term approaches to reducing European reliance on Russian energy supplies.