Currents Energy Industry Insights: January 2019

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Floats 70% Tax on Wealthy to Pay for ‘Green New Deal’

Iraq Security Forces Conduct Operations in Lead-up to US Drawdown

Coming the same week as Secretary Pompeo’s Middle East tour, the incident is a powerful example of the regional threat posed by Iran. Other than a photograph of a badly damaged building, details have been slow to emerge about the January 7 clash in the Qatif area of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Authorities waited two… Keep reading →

2019 Energy Policy Outlook

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The 116th Congress will mark Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) last term atop the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Iraq Security Forces Conduct Operations in Lead-up to US Drawdown

Jerusalem seeks to mitigate the potential risks of the president’s decision by shaping its implementation and obtaining U.S. security guarantees, though long-term concerns still loom. Israeli officials have been careful not to publicly criticize President Trump’s recent announcement that all U.S. military forces will be pulled out of Syria. Below the surface, however, they have… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

The partial government shutdown continues amid the standoff between the President and Congress over his request for $5 billion to build a border wall

2018’s Bad Guys In Energy

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

A report herein on 2018’s parade of reprobates, rapscallions and others generally lacking in moral hygiene

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

The 116th Congress, with 100 new members of the US House of Representatives (63 Democrats), convenes on January 3

Life In Riyadh

Ministerial changes seemed likely in the wake of the Khashoggi crisis, but some of the specifics came as a surprise. On December 27, Saudi Arabia announced new appointments in the name of King Salman that substantially alter the makeup of the Political and Security Affairs Council, the key decisionmaking body chaired by defense minister and… Keep reading →


In September 2018, the CARB approved several significant changes to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that, in 2019, any infrastructure package to be considered include a focus on the clean energy economy to address climate change

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