Fellows & Scholars

Kenneth B. Medlock III

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute ...
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Jim Krane

Jim Krane, Ph.D., is the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute. His research addresses the geopolitical aspects of ...
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CES Updates and In the News

OPEC could breach agreement, increase oil production

OPEC members have so far complied with an agreement to limit oil production. But energy fellow Jim Krane says some members could be tempted to increase their production this summer to meet rising demand. Read the full story on CNBC: http://cnb.cx/2kWnuaQ. | Feb. 15, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

An Investment Revival in the Permian Basin

Austin-based Parsley Energy announced a $2.8 billion land purchase in the Permian Basin, the latest in a series of major investments in the region. Center for Energy Studies senior director said the acquisition is a sign that "we’re seeing the birth of a new Permian Basin.” | Feb. 10, 2017, 8:42 a.m.

Shale Producers Face Tough Challenges Rebuilding Equipment, Manpower

Fellows Gabriel Collins and Kenneth B. Medlock, III, assessed the ability of shale producers to quickly scale-up in a recent Baker Institute issue brief. Their work was highlighted in subsequent journal articles. | Jan. 31, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

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Energy Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Current Trends and Future Developments
March 16, 2017, 8 a.m.

The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom
April 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m.