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Fellow Erica Downs examines the interplay between the return of China’s national oil companies (NOCs) to international mergers and acquisitions and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Writing in the Paulson Institute blog, David Sandalow and Anders Hove explore how natural gas in China is cleaning up the air in China’s cities and creating opportunities for new cooperation with the United States.

Fellow Erica Downs examines the history of China’s small, independent "teapot" refining sector, which has had a significant impact on oil markets since Beijing’s decision in 2015 to allow these refineries to import crude oil through a system of import quotas and licenses. The unique study, which draws on both external and local sources, including Chinese-language media reports, explores the teapots' transformation over the past three years, their impact on domestic and international energy markets, and the outlook for their future.


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Fu Chengyu
Former Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation & China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Chairman Fu Chengyu to discuss the future of energy in China and its impact on the world. Chairman Fu is the former Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and China National Offshore Oil...

Varun Sivaram
CGEP Fellow

Host Bill Loveless sits down with Fellow Varun Sivaram to discuss: ITC complaints brought by Suniva and SolarWorld; objections to the trade action by industries and solar-energy installers; tariffs and other remedies offered by International...

Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

In celebration of the Columbia Energy Exchange's 100th episode, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to discuss key issues influencing the energy sector, including the...