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

Venezuela resorts to oil imports

Venezuela’s government must spend millions of dollars a day importing crude to prop up its ailing oil industry. Fellow Francisco Monaldi comments on this development, saying the consequences could be catastrophic. | April 16, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

U.S. Sanctions, Low Oil Prices Doomed Exxon’s Russian Projects

Kenneth B. Medlock III, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on Exxon’s decision to walk away from a joint project with Russia’s Rosneft (subscription): http://on.wsj.com/2oSgpsP. | March 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Underpaid Venezuelans skipping work to take on side jobs

Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy, comments on the increasing number of Venezuelans who are sneaking away from their regular jobs to work better-paying side jobs or spend hours in line for government-supplied food. Workers say such measures are necessary to make ends meet during the country's deepening recession. | Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

U.S. oil production surges

The United States is expected to challenge Russia this year as the world’s leading oil producer. Fellow Francisco Monaldi participated in a panel discussion on the potential economic and political ramifications of this development on CGTN America. | Feb. 14, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

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