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Beginning of a Nuclear Power Race in Gulf States?

"For Gulf Arab rulers who fear that Washington is not a reliable long-term guardian, nuclear power generation may offer an alternate path to maintaining a U.S. strategic interest in securing their regimes,” said energy fellow Jim Krane. Read more at | Aug. 4, 2020, 2:31 p.m.

European oil majors outpace U.S. companies on climate goals

"If anyone is going to figure this out, it's [the oil and gas companies themselves]. They just need the right incentives," said CES Senior Director Ken Medlock of the energy transition and the path to net zero. | July 29, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

Unconventionals at a Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?

"Future growth [in the energy landscape] will be in the developing world, and the low-cost producer will win,” said CES senior director Ken Medlock, a featured speaker at the virtual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. This puts the U.S. — and particularly its unconventional resources — in a good position to use innovation to drive down the costs to help deliver energy services in an environmentally sustainable way. | July 24, 2020, 6:21 p.m.

BJ Services files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

"This is a moment of reckoning for the business model on U.S. onshore shale plays," said Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals, of the struggling oilfield services sector. | July 21, 2020, 11:44 a.m.