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CGEP Director Jason Bordoff submitted formal comments on NHTSA’s assessment of the need to conserve energy in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

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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.

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Jason Bordoff and Sam Walsh discuss if oil markets should be on the lookout for an October surprise from Washington aimed at easing consumers’ pain at the pumps.

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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.

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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.

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CGEP Scholar Noah Kaufman explores why a putting a price on vehicle emissions is better policy than it seems

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In March 2018, the Dutch government decided to phase out production from the Groningen natural gas field by 2030. In a new commentary, authors Tim Boersma, W. J. Evert van de Graaff and Lucia van Geuns review the decision to shut down the giant field that has brought the Dutch both prosperity and discord for 50 years.

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CGEP Scholar Marianne Kah surveyed 15 forecasters (which represent governments, think-tanks, consultants, investment banks, and oil companies) to shine some light on the differences in EV projections. 

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Richard Nephew explains how unless oil prices are contained, the primary result of the reimposition of sanctions on Iran may be to ensure that Iran profits from the oil market risks that the sanctions have created.

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Antoine Halff writes that while OPEC’s achievements of the last two years have been truly remarkable, past performance is no guarantee of future success. From concerns about peak oil demand and uncertainties about shale oil production growth to the unpredictability of Washington, the road ahead is a minefield.

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