In a new commentary, CGEP Scholar Katherine Spector outlines the role that gas storage plays in the North American winter, demonstrates how unusual the storage fundamentals look going into this coming season and why they support higher prices, and explains what might be unanticipated price spikes given the data.
CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.
CGEP Scholar Katherine Spector attempts to quantify short-term and longer-term GOM waterborne crude export capacity. The piece also raises questions about whether sharp growth in non-energy waterborne trade via the Gulf will have a positive or negative effect on decongestion of the energy trade, and whether the type of companies involved in developing new export infrastructure matters for the development of this market.