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October 1, 2010

Cuba
Regulating Oil Drilling in Cuba

Cliff Krauss’s otherwise excellent article in the New York Times yesterday on the safety risks from Cuban oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico had one big and important omission: it said nothing about …

November 7, 2017

North Korea
Can the United States, China, and South Korea Cooperate on North Korea? Can the United States, China, and South Korea Cooperate on North Korea?

This post is co-authored by Sungtae "Jacky" Park, research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Yet again, Asia watchers are pondering how China might be able to help …

March 5, 2012

Trade
A Norwegian oil rig drilling in the Burin Sea off the shore of Canada (Ocean Rig CD/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Deepwater Oil Drilling Approvals Near Pre-Oil Spill Levels

In the past twelve months, the Obama administration issued sixty-one approvals (NYT) for drilling in depths beyond five-hundred feet, compared with sixty-seven in the twelve months before the Deepwat…

January 11, 2011

United States
U.S. Deepwater Drilling’s Future

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill spotlights the growth of deepwater drilling and the challenges of balancing strong environmental regulation with efforts to expand U.S. domestic oil production.

October 10, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise near Midland, Texas. (REUTERS/Reuters Staff) No, Tax Breaks for U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Probably Don’t Materially Affect Climate Change

Last week, the journal Nature Energy published an article from scholars at the Stockholm Environment Institute arguing that the tax breaks given to oil companies by the U.S. government could lead to …

September 13, 2017

South Korea
Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus

Korea's macroeconomic policies have had a greater impact on its pattern of trade than any free trade agreement.

September 13, 2017

United States
Flood Waters at Motiva Port Arthur facility Harvey Lessons for U.S. Export Role: Public-Private Stockpiles

Inventories play a crucial role in oil and gas commodity markets by smoothing out short term dislocations and sudden changes in demand. The historically high inventory levels lingering from the after…

May 13, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Oil Drilling Arctic Environment Climate_5132015 The Environmental and Climate Stakes in Arctic Oil Drilling

On Monday, the Obama administration gave Shell conditional permission to move forward with Arctic oil drilling. The New York Times captures a common sentiment well in identifying this as a “tricky in…

January 8, 2013

Fossil Fuels
Drilling into the American Energy Boom, in Four Charts Drilling into the American Energy Boom, in Four Charts

One interesting feature of the U.S. hydrocarbon boom is the widening gap between the industry’s interest in drilling for oil and other liquids versus dry natural gas. It’s all about economics: the di…

June 20, 2012

Fossil Fuels
The Odd Politics of Drilling on Public Lands

I’m in Ohio this week talking to people about the Utica shale boom. I’ll have more to say later, but right now, I want to share an interesting bit of one conversation I had yesterday. I was talking …