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2014 News Items

December 2014

The oil pendulum is swinging in the home stretch of 2014. Oil has spent years at roughly $100 a barrel, down significantly from the terrifying levels of the 2007 and 2008 when analysts were speaking of $200 a barrel with confidence. Oil production is up all across the world in places like North America, and in oil rich and oil dependent Russia. Prices are falling and stable, and analysts are confidently saying that prices could dip to as low as $60 or $50 a barrel. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Saudis could stop this slide and halt temporary contentment at the gas pumps. But last week they said they would keep pumping. Are they trying to stimulate the global economy, or squeeze the Russians and Iranians, and maybe force some kind of breakthrough in Ukraine and Syria? Jason Bordoff, a professor of international and public affairs and director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, explains.

Concerns about energy security have shot to the top of the political agenda in Europe. But the US has no intention of letting the EU down. “The United States will be working with the EU to develop a plan for the mid- to long-term evolution of a more energy-secure future”, said US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz at a conference of the Atlantic Council in Istanbul.

November 2014

It’s Black Friday, and oil prices are falling through the floor! Should you rush out and buy that mega-SUV your sweetheart has been eyeing for years of $4 per gallon gasoline? Probably not, says Jason Bordoff, a former special assistant to President Obama and senior director for energy and climate change for the National Security Council.

The conflict in Iraq has created a threat to future oil production that could drive up prices, the developed countries’ energy watchdog has warned.

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, is quoted in an article from Bloomberg about the impact of falling oil prices on the U.S. oil and shale gas markets.

CGEP Inaugural Fellow and former Under Secretary of Energy (acting) David Sandalow comments on the historic agreement between the U.S. and China to set carbon emissions reduction targets.

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, is quoted in an article from Bloomberg about the role of coal in reducing energy poverty.

Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, interviews with NPR's All Things Considered to discuss the impact of falling oil prices on American crude oil production and weighs in on what this means for domestic shale oil producers.

Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, interviews with BBC World News about Ukraine, Russia, and the EU's new deal to resume gas supplies to Ukraine.

October 2014

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, is quoted in the Wall Street Journal responding to the effect of falling oil prices on the U.S. energy boom.

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