Event
April 22, 2020

The Columbia Global Energy Summit scheduled for April 22, 2020 has been cancelled. We have been monitoring very closely the progression of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of updates from the World Health Organization and guidance...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Arjun Murti, Bobby Tudor, and Marianne Kah to discuss the impact of the oil price collapse on the U.S. energy sector, shale oil production in the long run, and what this might mean for the clean energy transition. 

Potential Texas-OPEC Alliance Shows More Oil Production Doesn’t Make U.S. ‘Energy Independent’
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Blog post

In a new post for the State of the Planet blog, David Sandalow explores whether Texas will join hands with OPEC.

Russia and Saudi Arabia have a unique chance to test global storage capacity limits © Bloomberg
Research
Op-ed

Antoine Halff argues that on the face of it, the idea of Saudi Arabia and Russia starting an oil price war in the middle of a global pandemic is foolhardy. But from a game theory perspective, it is a masterstroke.

Gas pump in China
Research
Commentary

Erica Downs, Antoine Halff, David Sandalow, and Erin Blanton examine the impacts of the oil price war for China.

Woman with mouth cover as a preventive measure against the Coronavirus transmission.
Research
Commentary

Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas explores how the twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price war will impact Latin America.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The global oil market is in free fall, following the collapse of a meeting last week of OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Saudi Arabia decided to surge its output, sending oil prices tumbling. This historic oil price crash is weighing on stock markets...

Research
Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the causes and consequences, both economically and geopolitically, of the historic oil price collapse for Saudi Arabia, Russia, OPEC, and American producers, consumers, and economy. 

Austrian rescue personnel checks the body temperature of persons during an informal meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Roland Zak)
Research
Commentary

Antoine Halff analyzes OPEC's response to the coronavirus and the corresponding fall in oil prices.

Research
Op-ed

In the past decade, US oil and gas companies have become so successful in finding and getting oil out of the ground that they have started burning billions of dollars worth of gas each year.

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