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

NPR's Planet Money: Qatar Explained

Fellow Jim Krane appeared on the June 16 episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast to discuss recent events in Qatar and the circumstances that contributed to the current diplomatic crisis. | June 19, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Saudi Dispute With Qatar Rooted in Gas

Fellow Jim Krane explains how Qatar’s financial wealth and independence due to its LNG exports is at the root of its dispute with rival Saudi Arabia, which along with five other Arab nations and the Maldives has now severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Bloomberg Politics: https://bloom.bg/2szzYXP. | June 6, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

How Did Venezuela Go From So Rich To So Poor?

Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy, discusses the roots of Venezuela’s current financial crises, explaining how changes late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made to the national oil company, PDVSA, affected the country’s oil production output and long-term profitability. Listen to his full remarks on BBC World’s The Inquiry podcast: http://bbc.in/2pogoQo. | May 11, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

Groundwater Districts Fear Loss of Local Control

Texas Senate Bill 1392 would require local groundwater districts that draw water from the same aquifers to coordinate and come up with similar groundwater usage rules. Gabriel Collins, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, discusses the potential impact of the legislation in an interview with Houston Public Media. | April 25, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

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