Title: Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs
Office Phone: (713) 348-5939
Gabriel Collins is the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice University's Baker Institute. He was previously an associate attorney at Baker Hostetler, LLP, and is the co-founder of the China SignPost™ (洞察中国) analysis portal. Collins has worked in the Department of Defense as a China analyst and as a private sector global commodity researcher, authoring more than 100 commodity analysis reports, both for private clients and for publication.
Collins’ research portfolio is global. His work currently focuses on legal, environmental and economic issues relating to water — including the food-water-energy nexus — as well as unconventional oil and gas development, and the intersection between global commodity markets and a range of environmental, legal and national security issues. His analysis draws from a broad swath of geospatial and other data streams, and often incorporates insights from sources in Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Collins received his B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Texas.
INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATIONS
- 2020 IWC Water Conference: Does Thinking About Water as a Commodity Advance Global Water Security? Keynote Address | PowerPoint Presentation
- Energy Poverty and Water-driven Mortality
EarthxEnergy – Responsible Energy Acquisition Conference: Global Energy Transition in the 2020s: Managing Externalities Takes Center Stage
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists: Exploring China’s Centrality to the Global Energy System and Environment
- Baker Botts-CES Annual Energy Summit: 10 Key Dimensions of a Resilient Global Energy Transition
- Darcy Partners: Fundamental factors that define oil and gas demand on a macro level
my research and publications
- 09/05/2017 - Energy and Economic Diversification Policy Roundtable
- 03/15/2019 - How misguided is Congress’ pending NOPEC legislation? Let us count the ways
- 07/10/2020 - Mapping China's existing coal and nuclear power plants, and EV battery factories
- 07/14/2020 - Map: China's key energy infrastructure
- 10/01/2020 - Geoeconomics vs. Russian gas coercion
- 09/09/2020 - Molecule Indifferent Gas Geoeconomics, Not Energy Sanctions, Are The Best Option to Harden Europe Against Russian Gas Coercion
- 08/13/2020 - Global Impact of Chinese Oil Demand Slowdown
- 04/22/2020 - Time to Curb America’s Manufacturing Dependency On China
- 04/22/2020 - Pandemic and Price War: Early Energy Market Insights from the 2019-2020 Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak
- 04/23/2020 - Economic Statecraft: Options for Reducing U.S. Overdependence on Chinese-supplied Materials and Medications
- 04/06/2020 - Oil a strategic prize in 1940 & likely in 2040 as well
- 02/24/2020 - Permian Basin Energy Producers Invest in Community Infrastructure
- 02/24/2020 - Political Risk and Foreign Investment in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta
- 02/14/2020 - Ford vs. Tesla: Scale Matters
- 01/28/2020 - Want an Electric Pickup to Tow Like a Ford F-250? You'll Need a Battery that Weighs as Much as an F-150 Raptor
- 01/08/2020 - High-End Electric Vehicles = Power-to-Weight Ratio of an Aircraft, Onboard Fuel of a Subcompact Car
- 11/19/2019 - What If China Ceases To Be The Global 'Oil Consumer of Last Resort?'
- 11/15/2019 - Global energy security implications of a potential U.S. strategic pivot away from the CENTOM AOR
- 11/19/2019 - Reduce Gas Flaring, Boost U.S. Exports
- 10/24/2019 - How Produced Water’s Economic Value is Evolving in the Permian Basin
- 07/01/2019 - The Texas Energy and Water Nexus
- 09/02/2019 - Satellite-based radar assesses China's management of crude pipelines
- 08/09/2019 - Greater oilfield water infrastructure connectivity: The case for a ‘hydrovascular’ network in the Permian Basin
- 07/15/2019 - Protect Gulf oil flows, shale won't last forever
- 06/21/2019 - How To Value Oilfield Water Assets as Big Institutional Money Flows Into The Space
- 06/12/2019 - China's Rare Earth Dominance: How Usable a Weapon?
- 05/14/2019 - Low-Speed Electric Vehicles in China
- 03/28/2019 - China’s gasoline demand growth: Is recent deceleration near-term noise or early stages of a structural shift?
- 03/06/2019 - NOPEC’s Extraterritorial Overreach Would Harm Core U.S. Economic and Energy Interests
- 02/25/2019 - Permian Oilfield Water Midstream Moves Toward Consolidation and Integration Phase
- 02/12/2019 - China’s Venezuela Predicament
- 02/08/2019 - Trash or Treasure: How is Produced Water's Economic Value Evolving in the Permian Basin?
- 12/07/2018 - Permian Oil & Gas Production: Is it Becoming Financially Sustainable?
- 12/07/2018 - New Ways of Thinking About Oilfield Water in the Permian Basin
- 10/12/2018 - The Permian Oilfield Water Wave
- 09/17/2018 - Valuation of groundwater in Texas
- 09/07/2018 - Using Satellites to Study China's OIl
- 08/29/2018 - U.S. Contribution to Global Energy Security - Texas Leads the Way
- 08/13/2018 - Creating a $1bn oilfield water midstream co.
- 08/02/2018 - Here's How America Can Counter Russia's Nord Stream-2 Gas Pipeline
- 06/25/2018 - Why U.S. must lead tech race with China
- 06/15/2018 - The United States' Evolving Role in Asian Energy Security
- 06/07/2018 - Bringing the Vaca Muerta Shale Play Fully to Life
- 06/01/2018 - Gas Geoeconomics in Europe
- 06/01/2018 - Gas Geoeconomics in Europe
- 05/21/2018 - Economic value of TX groundwater
- 04/20/2018 - Addressing the Impacts of Oil & Gas Development on Texas Roads
- 04/13/2018 - Gas Geoeconomics: Europe
- 03/29/2018 - An oil blockade against China?
- 03/20/2018 - Groundwater Valuations in Texas: The Comparable Transactions Method
- 03/19/2018 - Valuing Groundwater: A Tricky Business
- 03/06/2018 - Global Energy Shifts: What Naval Security Practitioners Should Know
- 02/14/2018 - Putting Produced Water Into a Global Perspective
- 07/18/2017 - Carter Doctrine 3.0: The New Gulf-Asia-U.S. Oil Security Nexus
- 01/22/2018 - Anti-Qatar Embargo Grinds Toward Strategic Failure
- 01/05/2018 - Putting the U.S. Shale Revolution in Perspective for an Audience from China
- 12/07/2017 - Valuation of Groundwater In Place at a Texas Frac Water Supplier
- 10/17/2017 - Frac Ranching vs. Cattle Ranching
- 09/20/2017 - Why China's gasoline mix may affect crude prices
- 04/12/2016 - China's declining diesel demand
- 10/26/2020 - Enhanced Water Security and Energy Access: Key Investments for sub-Saharan Africa
- 07/18/2017 - Russia's Use of the "Energy Weapon" in Europe
- 06/14/2017 - How improved pickups can save more fuel than Priuses
- 04/27/2017 - Carter Doctrine 3.0: Evolving U.S. Military Guarantees for Gulf Oil Security
- 04/17/2017 - U.S. Shale Pressures OPEC budgets
- 04/04/2017 - Iran's Looming Water Bankruptcy
- 03/21/2017 - How Much Water Does It Take to Produce a Billion Dollars of Economic Output?
- 03/17/2017 - Carter Doctrine 3.0? Military Protection of Gulf Oil & Gas Supplies
- 02/16/2017 - Oilfield Produced Water Ownership in Texas
- 01/23/2017 - How a novel federal claim usurps state authority
- 01/05/2017 - Assessing Shale Producers’ Ability to Scale-up Activity
- 11/22/2016 - Where China’s Diesel Fuel Exports Are Coming From and Where They Are Going
- 11/22/2016 - China Now Exports as Much Diesel Fuel and Gasoline as Saudi Arabia Does
- 10/19/2016 - Implementing three-dimensional groundwater management in a Texas groundwater conservation district
- 10/19/2016 - Don't Expect Russia to Cut Oil Production Voluntarily
- 08/17/2016 - A Simple Model for Pricing and Trading Produced Water in the Permian Basin
- 06/27/2016 - How Much Can You Sell Brackish Water For in West Texas?
- 06/06/2016 - The Brackish Water Estate in Texas
- 09/30/2016 - China's Evolving Oil Demand
- 11/12/2020 - Hold the Line Through 2035: A Strategy to Offset China’s Revisionist Actions and Sustain a Rules-based Order in the Asia-Pacific