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Carbon as Commodity: Is Cap-and-Trade’s Market Approach Flawed?

by Michael Roh Abstract  Emissions trading schemes, or cap-and-trade, provide a market-friendly approach for countries to reduce their CO2 emissions. Cap-and-trade works by quantifying the CO2 itself into permits, and then setting a limit, or cap, on emissions by reducing the amount of permits over time. The permits are tradable, allowing for supply and demand forces to […]

The Surprising Resilience of the U.S. Shale Industry and its Win Against OPEC and Other Major Oil producers

U.S. shale producers prove resilient as ever in adapting technology and methods to accommodate the less than advantageous oil prices in global markets. IMARES student Kelsey Zimmerman examines how companies have survived historic low prices.

OPEC Deal: Riyadh and Tehran Reached a Pact on Reducing Crude Oil Production

Two major players in the OPEC feud over production cuts have finally come to an accord. ENERPO student Sophie Nguebana reports on the implications going forward.

Week in Review October 3 – 9

by Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Sophie Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Daniel Tsvetanov Secret Reserves? China increases strategic reserve during price glut Geospatial analytics startup company Orbital Insight Inc. based in Palo Alto, California, announced that China may have more oil reserves than it has declared. Information is based on satellite images of […]

Russia’s Natural Gas Export Policy in Asia Pacific in the 1990s: Unfulfilled Potential

Russian Gas Export to Asia Pacific Analysis by Olga Gerasmichuk from our upcoming Journal issue.

Iran and its new Petroleum Contract (IPC): a New Paper Drill

By Alberto Perego Iran has the largest gas reserves in the world, and the 4th largest oil reserves. Its current oil production capacity is around 3.6 million barrels a day, and it is no secret that, with the sanctions lifted, Iran plans to increase production up to 5 million barrels a day. This is not […]

Week in Review Sept 26 – October 2

by Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Sophie Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Daniel Tsvetanov, Kelsey Zimmerman OPEC Deal: Riyadh and Tehran Reached a Pact on Reducing Crude Oil Production As producing countries gathered in Algiers for talks on September 28, Riyadh and Tehran reached a pact on reducing crude oil production. The exact […]

Shell Begins Production in Ultra-Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

By Glenda Pavon Royal Dutch Shell recently began production at the Stones offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell formally announced the beginning of production on Tuesday, the 13th of September through a press announcement on the company’s website. The Stones, located in the Walker basin, is located 322km off the coast of New Orleans. […]

Week in Review September 19-25

by Timoty Abraham, Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon-Suriel, Alberto Perego China Wants its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast Chinese city of Lianyungang saw people protesting last month against the nuclear power plant, already built in the area. China has started its nuclear adventure only in 1994 and since then […]

Five Questions About Nord Stream 2 – Opinion

This opinion piece by Henrik Vorloeper is part of our upcoming ENERPO Journal edition.