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September 21, 2005

Rita over at Calculated Risk

No one needs to go to a blog to find out that Rita is now a category five storm, and its path may take it toward a decent share of the US energy infrastructure.  As soon a hurricane hits the warm wat…

September 13, 2017

United States
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…

Flood Waters at Motiva Port Arthur facility

May 26, 2017

United States
Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

Memorial Day 2017

May 1, 2017

Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

August 20, 2015

The Next Level For Russia-China Cyberspace Cooperation?

Elaine Korzak, PhD is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and an Affiliate at the Center for International Security and Coope…

Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin CFR Cyber Net Politics

January 10, 2013

Five Critical Questions About the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Constant chatter about an impending oil release from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was a prominent feature of the oil market last year. Much of the speculation was driven by the ongoing …

April 6, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Malian Rebels Proclaim Independent Country of Azawad

Above the Fold. Tuareg rebel fighters in northern Mali today declared the independent country of Azawad. The announcement comes on the heels of the rebels’ rapid success in driving government forces …


May 3, 2010

Fossil Fuels
Deepwater Horizon in Quantitative Context

I’ve been spending some time this morning trying to understand past estimates of the environmental impacts of oil spills. In the process, I’ve been looking at damage estimates and frequency data…

The Mega Borg

March 13, 2006

United States
If anyone thinks tomorrow’s q4 current account deficit will be “$200 billion”

They have not been paying very close attention. Yes, the deficit was close to $200b in the past three quarters.   That seems to be shaping expectations.  The FT reports: "fourth-quarter US current ac…

October 6, 2005

The Port of New Orleans, once again

It seems that George Friedman of Stratfor is right: it is hard to operate a port without a city.  The Port of New Orleans is open, but hardly operating at full capacity.   From the New York Times: Mo…