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Richard Nephew explains how unless oil prices are contained, the primary result of the reimposition of sanctions on Iran may be to ensure that Iran profits from the oil market risks that the sanctions have created.

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Antoine Halff writes that while OPEC’s achievements of the last two years have been truly remarkable, past performance is no guarantee of future success. From concerns about peak oil demand and uncertainties about shale oil production growth to the unpredictability of Washington, the road ahead is a minefield.

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CGEP Scholars David Sandalow, Akos Losz and Sheng Yan look at factors behind China’s thirst for natural gas and recent natural gas shortages as well as explore the implications for China’s LNG demand, US-China trade and global climate goals.

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This commentary evaluates five approaches for setting CO2 prices based on the benefits and costs of reducing CO2 emissions and compares them across various desired attributes

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CGEP Scholars Tim Boersma and Jonathan Elkind discuss the state of play for European gas security. They argue that, notwithstanding the recent Stockholm arbitration decision between Ukraine’s state oil and gas company, NAK Naftogaz, and Russia’s Gazprom, the next 18 months hold the potential for new hurdles.

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CGEP non-resident Fellow Robin Mills writes that  Iran has missed many chances to use its energy resources strategically and now that the US has withdrawn from the JCPOA its economic survival depends on maintaining some unlikely diplomatic and commercial alliances.

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CGEP Scholar Richard Nephew writes about what Congress, U.S. partners, and Iran will do now in the wake of today’s announcement that President Trump will no longer authorize the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers connected with the Iran nuclear agreement

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In a new commentary, non-resident Fellow Robin Mills examines the potential implications of Bahrain's recent discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil. The find marks the arrival of shale oil in the Middle East, and commercial offshore shale oil production would be a first for the worldwide industry.

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Tim Boersma, Tatiana Mitrova, and Akos Losz review natural gas developments over the past 12 months and discuss the new global gas order. 

Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale
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Tommy Beaudreau examines the positive implications of the Department of the Interior (DOI) March region-wide lease sale--that offered about 77 million acres in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)--and what it means for the future of the offshore industry in the United States.

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