U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He
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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines how Covid-19 will impact the energy component of the U.S.-China trade deal, and how the oil and gas collapse resulting from the pandemic exposes the folly of the Trump administration’s strategy of “managed trade.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh on Oct. 24, 2018.
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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the geopolitical impacts of the 2020 oil crash and explains why, despite near-term economic pain, Saudi Arabia may be an unexpected beneficiary looking beyond the immediate crisis.

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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...

Event
April 21, 2020

This event is hosted by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington and co-sponsored by the Center on Global Energy Policy. After a week-long marathon of bilateral calls and four days of video conferences with government ministers from around...

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Op-ed

In a new essay for Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff explains that even if the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia make a historic show of cooperation, any respite for the oil industry will be short-lived.

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Op-ed

In the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the world needs cheap oil and competition. In a new OpEd for Bloomberg Opinion, Christof Rühl explains why joined-up interventions to prop up the price are a bad way to go. 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an intentional effort to bring much of the economy to a standstill to slow the spread of the virus. A consequence of that has been an unprecedented drop in...

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
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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
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Commentary

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

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