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Op-ed

Not only have prices entered a prolonged decline, so has OPEC’s image as a market-shaping institution. OPEC seems in terminal decline. But, argues Antoine Halff in the Financial Times, it is too early to announce OPEC’s death.

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By the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) reckoning, some 5.5 million barrels of oil — 6% of world demand — get burned daily as bunker fuel on the high seas. Those bunkers are the world’s last big sink for high sulfur residual fuel oil (HSFO), the "bottom of the barrel,” as air-emission rules for ships have to date remained relatively loose. Tighter sulfur regulations may soon change that, with far-reaching impacts for the shipping industry, energy markets and air emissions from ships.

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Report

In Fall 2015, the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University convened a group of experts from academia, government, industry, nongovernmental organizations and research institutions for a roundtable in London to discuss the implications

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Testimony

Antoine Halff testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing to examine the near-term outlook for energy and commodity markets.

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Op-ed

Writing on CNN.com, Jason Bordoff explains how the deepening oil price collapse is having serious economic, environmental and geopolitical consequences across the world while, at the same time, creating an opportunity to adopt strong energy polici

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Commentary

Fellow Bob McNally explains how OPEC abdicated the role of market manager over ten years ago--not just in the last year--and that we have already seen the results in a boom (2004–2008) and two busts (2008, 2014–2015) in oil prices. Given oil’s vital role in the global economy, financial markets, and policymaking, coping with elevated price volatility will require the sustained and smart attention of business and government leaders.

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Commentary

A year after its decision not to cut production in the face of low prices, there is no question that OPEC is feeling the pinch of continued market weakness.

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Today the Center on Global Energy Policy released a new study, The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward, authored by Dr. James Stock, a former Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and now a Harvard economist and non-resident Fellow at the Center.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

On this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel. Enel is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, and one of Europe’s...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

The U.S. is becoming a leader in the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG), amid record gas production at home and growing demand for the fuel abroad. What opportunities does that present for the U.S.? And what challenges follow from this...

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