Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new Annual Energy Outlook for 2015 contains a number of stats, charts and projections, but you could boil them down to a couple of important points. First, oil and natural gas are and will continue to be the foundation of an all-of-the-above energy approach that’s key to continued U.S.… Keep reading →

Military Museum Of Chinese People's Revolution Opens To Public Free

Dear Friends,

As you may know, the blog posts are getting longer and longer as more trade and other actions take place against China. Because of the length, I, therefore, am breaking this post into two parts. This first post covers Trade, Customs, 337/IP and Products Liability. The second post will cover FDA, Antitrust and Securities law.

There have been major developments in the Solar Cells, trade, trade politics and trade, trade adjustment assistance, 337/IP, and Products Liability areas.

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking

We are at a transformational moment in energy history. Just a few years ago, all energy projections forecast increased imports, increased scarcity, and increased natural gas prices. Today, we’ve shifted from scarcity to abundance. U.S. oil production has increased by 2.5 million barrels per day (B/D) since 2010. This year, the United States overtook Saudi… Keep reading →

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The US Energy Information Administration puts out reams of data on US and international energy, covering almost the full spectrum of sources – oil, gas, nuclear, renewables – as well as consumption, production, imports, exports, prices, storage, etc. But energy markets are vast, often disjointed, and sometimes lacking in transparency. And there may be some… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

United States law prohibits exports of crude oil and condensate except under certain conditions, while exports of refined products and natural gas are far less restricted. While these laws had little impact when the country was in a position of oil and gas scarcity, the country’s newfound energy abundance has rendered some of them obsolete,… Keep reading →

Chicago Hit With Protests Leading Up To NATO Summit

A recent report by consultancy IHS Cera takes aim at common arguments against development of Canadian oil sands, but acknowledges the need for continued – and improved – environmental monitoring and regulation. Groups opposed to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline frequently feature the following claims on their websites: that the pipeline will not enhance… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The U.S. ranks 5th out of 13 heavily oil-dependent countries that are highly vulnerable to global oil price fluctuations. On October 14, 2013, Securing America’s Future Energy and Roubini Global Economics released the Oil Security Index, which assesses the relative oil security of 13 countries including the U.S.  The report emphasizes the need for active measures… Keep reading →

Holiday Travelers Experience Heavy Traffic And High Gas Prices

Energy efficiency can make as meaningful a contribution to energy market supply as fuels such as oil and coal, according to the International Energy Agency’s first-ever Energy Efficiency Market Report , released today. “We must change the way we think about energy efficiency. We need to start considering it a fuel, alongside oil, gas, coal or… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The American Petroleum Institute’s latest statistics for US crude oil production show output for the month of August at its highest level in a quarter of a century. Production averaged more than 7 million barrels per day in August for the tenth consecutive month, according to API. “U.S. crude oil production in August increased by 1.2… Keep reading →

The Dow Falls On Poor Economic Data In The Housing And Job Market

Energy forecasts rest on price assumptions, and price assumptions rest on shifting foundations, said Statoil Chief Economist Eirik Wærness at an event hosted by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy this morning, where he presented the Norwegian company’s global energy outlook to 2040. No matter how good the data on how much the world… Keep reading →

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