Publications

The Center’s research agenda emphasizes an economic and geostrategic approach to key energy policy areas. Current research programs encompass a wide variety of specific studies and topics, focused both on U.S. policy and specific regions around the world. Below is a list of research reports and working papers authored by Center staff and Fellows, ordered by most recent publication date.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.

Article

Antoine Halff

In a special report on Asia’s energy security amid global market change, published by the National Bureau of Asian Research, CGEP program director Antoine Halff examines the short and longer term impacts of low oil prices on Asian countries and the risks to energy security.

Commentary

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.

Report

Dr. Tim Boersma

In a paper from the the Global CCS Institute , CGEP natural gas program director, Dr. Tim Boersma, and co-authors write the challenges related to carbon transportation and storage.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

David Sandalow

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

Report

Dr. Tim Boersma

In a paper from the MIT Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research (MITCEEPR), CGEP natural gas program director, Dr. Tim Boersma, writes on Tight Oil Development Economics: Benchmarks, Breakeven Points, and Inelasticities.

Report

Center on Global Energy Policy

Oil price swings are not only a problem for consumer countries but also for producers, particularly those with oil sectors that have a central role in their economies. In a new report by the Center on Global Energy Policy, author Laura El-Katiri explores the response to a downward cycle in oil prices and dwindling revenue streams by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies-- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Commentary

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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