North America Energy Policy Research 2014-17
Center for Energy Studies 
Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Research Papers and Issue Briefs

 

  1. Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Olivera Jankovska, “Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas,” Research Paper, Center for Energy Studies, June 2017.
  2. Adrian Duhalt, “Looting Fuel Pipelines in Mexico,” Issue Brief, Baker Institute, June 23, 2017.
  3. Gabe Collins, “Seeking Scalable, Cost-effective Reductions in Gasoline Demand and Tailpipe Emissions? Focus on Pickup Trucks, Not Priuses,” Policy Brief, Baker Institute, June 14, 2017.
  4. Raul Bajo-Buenstado, “Welfare implications of capacity payments in a price-capped electricity sector: A case study of the Texas market (ERCOT),” Energy Economics, Volume 24, May 2017.
  5. Juan Rosellón and Erick Zenón "Optimal Transmission Planning Under the Mexican New Electricity Market," Energy Policy, 104, May 2017.
  6. Collins, Gabriel. "U.S. Oil Producers’ Resilience Will Likely Force OPEC to Sustain Cuts" Issue Brief, Baker Institute, April 17, 2017.
  7. Juan Rosellón, F. Kunz and C. Kemfert, “Introduction of Nodal Pricing into the new Mexican Electricity Market through FTR Allocations,” The Energy Journal, Vol. 38, SI1, March 2017.
  8. Olivera Jankovska and George McGuirk, “Mid-term and FTR Auctions Set for Q4 2017”, S&P Global, Platts, Volume 2, Issue 3, March 14, 2017.
  9. Jim Krane and Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, “EDA Insight Analyses: US Energy and Climate Policy under President Trump,” published in English and Arabic, Emirates Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi, February 13, 2017.
  10. Gabriel Collins, "Oilfield Produced Water Ownership in Texas: Balancing Surface Owners' Rights and Mineral Owners' Commercial Objectives," Research Paper, Baker Institute, February 8, 2017.
  11. Juan Rosellón, Friedrich Kunz, and Claudia Kemfert, “Introduction of Nodal Pricing into the New Mexican Electricity Market through FTR Allocations,” The Energy Journal, Vol. 38, KAPSARC Special Issue, 2017.
  12. Gabriel Collins, "Assessing an NGO’s Attempt to Use Federal Courts to Bypass Oklahoma’s State Legislative and Regulatory Authority over Produced Water Policy," Issue Brief, Baker Institute, January 23, 2017.
  13. Gabriel Collins and Kenneth B. Medlock, "Assessing Shale Producers’ Ability to Scale-up Activity," Issue Brief, Baker Institute, January 17, 2017.  
  14. Francisco Monaldi, "Rule of Law and Foreign Investment in Oil: Petroleum Nationalism in Latin America and Its Implications for Mexico," Research Paper, Baker Institute, January 2017.
  15. Igor Hernandez, “Petroleum Challenges for Latin America and Africa in light of the Asian expansion,” in Reconfiguration of the Global South: Africa, Latin America and the Asian Century, OCP Policy Center and Barcelona Center for International Affairs, Routledge-Taylor and Francis Group, to be published in 2017. ISBN: 978-1-85743-863-5.
  16. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “U.S. Energy Policy: Guidance for the Next Administration,” Policy Brief prepared for the incoming Administration, Baker Institute, January 2017.
  17. Francisco Monaldi, “Estado de Derecho e inversión extranjera en petróleo: El nacionalismo petrolero en América Latina y sus implicaciones para México” in Estado de Derecho y Reforma Energética en México, Tirant Lo Blanch, Mexico, 2016.
  18. Francisco Monaldi, “U.S. Policy toward the Hydrocarbon Industry in Latin America: Recommendations for New Administration,” Policy Brief, Baker Institute, December 12, 2016.
  19. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Wesley Cole and Aditya Jani, “A View to the Future of Natural Gas and Electricity: An Integrated Modeling Approach,” Energy Economics 60, November 2016.
  20. Linda Capuano and Anna Mikulska, “A Perspective on the Department of Energy’s Energy-Water Nexus 2017 Budget Justification,” Issue Brief, Baker Institute, November 14, 2016.
  21. Olivera Jankovska and George McGuirk, “Capacity Balancing Auction Planned for February,” Mexico Energy Monthly, S&P Global 1, no. 6, October 2016.
  22. Gabriel Collins and Hilmar Blumberg, “Implementing Three-Dimensional Groundwater Management in a Texas Groundwater Conservation District,” Texas Water Journal, vol 7, no 1, 2016.
  23. Olivera Jankovska and George McGuirk, “Mexico Capacity Market Auction Set for February,” Megawatt Daily, Platts 21, no. 197, October 12, 2016.
  24. Francisco Monaldi, “Latin America: The Potential for a Bright Future of the Oil Industry: The Flywheel will be a New Policy,” OIL, August 2016.
  25. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “The Shale Revolution and Its Implications for the World Energy Market,” IEEJ Energy Journal—50th Anniversary Special Issue, June 2016.
  26. Regina M. Buono, Katherine Zodrow, Qilin Li, and Pedro Alvarez, “A New Frontier in Texas: Managing and Regulating Brackish Groundwater,” Water Policy 18, no. 3, June 2016.
  27. Regina M. Buono, Katherine Zodrow, Pedro J.J. Álvarez, and Qilin Li, “Brackish Groundwater: Current Status and Potential Benefits for Water Management,” Issue Brief, Baker Institute, April 11, 2016.
  28. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Wesley Cole and Aditya Jani, “A View to the Future of Natural Gas and Electricity: An Integrated Modeling Approach,” Energy Economics, March 2016.
  29. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “Could Trade Help Achieve Energy Security?” World Economic Forum, March 2016.
  30. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “US Shale: Ever Onwards,” Petroleum Economist Outlook 2016, Petroleum Economist, December 2015.
  31. Kenneth B. Medlock III with Adrian Cooper, Michael Kleiman and Scott Livermore, “The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, December 28, 2015.
  32. Kenneth B. Medlock with Jeffrey Logan and William C. Boyd “A Review of Sector and Regional Trends in U.S. Electricity Markets: Focus on Natural Gas,” Natural Gas and the Evolving U.S. Power Sector Monograph Series: Number 1 of 3, Technical Report NREL/TP-6A50-64652, October 2015.
  33. Francisco Monaldi, “First Take: Oil and gas in Latin America: After the Boom, a new Liberalization Cycle?” Harvard Review of Latin America, September 2015.
  34. Jim Krane and Mark Agerton, “OPEC Imposes ‘Swing Producer’ Role upon U.S. Shale: Evidence and Implications,” IAEE Energy Forum Newsletter, published by the International Association for Energy Economics, 3Q 2015. 
  35. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “Crude Intentions: The Untold Story of the Ban, the Oil Industry and America’s Small Businesses” Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business, June 17, 2015.
  36. Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ted Temzelides and Xinya Zhang “Employment impact from competing energy sources: Shale gas versus wind generation in Texas,” Energy Economics, Vol. 49, May 2015.
  37. Jim Krane and Mark Agerton, “The U.S. Shale Boom Takes a Break,” Foreign Affairs, May 26, 2015.
  38. Linda Capuano, Regina Buono, and Anna Mikulska, “Summary: Water and Energy Workshop, Understanding Impacts and Trade-offs to Facilitate Transitions,” Center for Energy Studies, May 14, 2015.
  39. Kenneth B. Medlock, “To Lift or Not To Lift? The U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban: Implications for Price and Energy Security,” Research Paper, Center for Energy Studies, March 2015.
  40. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “The Market Impacts of New Natural Gas-Directed Policies in the United States,” Research Paper, Center for Energy Studies, February 2015.
  41. Jim Krane and Mark Agerton, “Effects of Low Oil Prices on U.S. Shale Production: OPEC Calls the Tune and Shale Swings,” Research Paper, Center for Energy Studies, February 11, 2015.
  42. Kenneth B. Medlock III, The Shale Revolution: “What Do We Know and Where Are We Going? A Conference Report,” Center for Energy Studies, January 29, 2015.
  43. Kenneth B. Medlock III with Douglas Arent, Jeffrey Logan, Jordan Macknick, William Boyd, Francis O'Sullivan, Jae Edmonds, Leon Clarke, Hillard Huntington, Garvin Heath, Patricia Statwick and Morgan Bazilian, “A review of water and greenhouse gas impacts of unconventional natural gas development in the United States” with MRS Energy & Sustainability, Vol. 2, 2015.
  44. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “North American Resources and Natural Gas Supply to the State of California,” University of California, Davis. Institute of Transportation Studies Research Report, No. UCD-ITS-RR-15- 06. (2015)
  45. Kenneth B. Medlock III with Amy Myers Jaffe, Rosa Dominguez-Faus, Allen Lee, Nathan Parker, Daniel Scheitrum, Andrew Burke, Hengbing Zhao and Yueyue Fan “Exploring the Role of Natural Gas in U.S. Trucking,”. University of California, Davis. Institute of Transportation Studies Research Report, No. UCDITS-RR-15-05 (2015).
  46. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Amy M. Jaffe and Meghan O’Sullivan “The Global Gas Market, LNG Exports, and the Shifting U.S. Geopolitical Presence”, Energy Strategies Reviews, Vol. 5, December 2014.
  47. Al Troner, “Shale Gas and Tight Oil,” Research Paper, Baker Institute, October 7, 2014
  48. Mark Agerton, Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock, III, and Ted Temzelides, “Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States,” Working Paper, Center for Energy Studies, August 22, 2014.
  49. Francisco Monaldi, “Is Resource Nationalism Fading in Latin America? The Case of the Oil Industry,” Policy Brief, Baker Institute, August 3, 2014.
  50. Kenneth B. Medlock, “The Land of Opportunity? Policy, Constraints, and Energy Security in North America,” Research Paper, Center for Energy Studies, June 2, 2014.
  51. Kenneth B. Medlock, Testimony on US Oil Export Policy before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, April 2, 2014.
  52. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Natural Gas Price in Asia: What to Expect and What It Means Natural Gas Price in Asia: A Research Progression from “US LNG Exports: Truth and Consequence,” Paper Commissioned by the Nonproliferation Education Center, February 18, 2014.
  53. Kenneth B. Medlock, “Deepwater activity will drive US offshore production,” in Offshore Magazine, January 2014.

Blogs

  1. Jim Krane, “Can America Comply With The Paris Accords Without Trump? Only If Red States Join In,” Forbes blog, June 7, 2017.
  2. Christopher Smith, “Trump's Energy Budget Leaves Coal Country in the Cold,” Forbes blog, May 25, 2017.
  3. Christopher Smith, “U.S. Statement On LNG To China May Signal A Shift To A Less Transparent Approach To Energy Policy,” Forbes blog, May 15, 2017.
  4. Mark Agerton, “The Cycle, Not Automation, Is Keeping Oil & Gas Hiring Down,” Forbes blog, May 10, 2017.
  5. Anna Mikulska and Michael Maher, "Will The Trump Administration Spur US Oil & Gas Development?" Forbes blog, March 29, 2017.  
  6. Anna Mikulska and Michael Maher, “All the King's Men Cannot Put King Coal Together Again,” Forbes blog, February 6, 2017.
  7. Jim Krane, “Reversing Middle East Dependence: U.S. Begins Exports of Shale Gas to Oil-Rich UAE and Kuwait,” Forbes blog, November 17, 2016.
  8. Jim Krane, “Energy Policy under President Trump: How Much Change is Possible?” Fuel Fix, November 10, 2016.
  9. Jim Krane, “Market Gyrations Don’t Kill the Oil Business, They Make It Stronger,” Forbes blog, September 30, 2016.
  10. Anna Mikulska and Michael Maher, “Who’s Winning the Battle to Replace Coal?” Forbes Blog, May 17, 2016.
  11. Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung and Kenneth B. Medlock III, “Why America’s Clean Energy Plans Need to Embrace Nuclear Power,” Forbes blog, March 31, 2016.
  12. Anna Mikulska, Michael Maher, and Kenneth B. Medlock III, “Hillary, Bernie, Hydraulic Fracturing and The Future of US Oil and Gas Production,” Forbes blog, March 25, 2016.
  13. Ghasideh Pourhashem, “Biomass for Biofuel: Challenges and Opportunities in the Development of a New Market,” Special Edition on Commodities, L’Agefi, March 2016.
  14. Regina Buono, “Flint, Michigan: An Affront to the Democratic Process,” Forbes blog, February 9, 2016.
  15. Ghasideh Pourhashem, “Thoughtful Planning Is Essential to Meet the Renewable Fuel Standard,” Forbes blog, December 15, 2015.
  16. Jim Krane, “Obama's Win-Win: Support US Oil Exports In Exchange For a Ban on Flaring of Natural Gas,” Forbes blog, November 2, 2015.
  17. Kenneth B. Medlock III and Anna Mikulska, “Pennsylvania and Truth in the Incidence of a State Severance Tax,” Forbes blog, August 19, 2015.
  18. Regina Buono and Katherine Zodrow, “The WOTUS Rule: Overdue Necessity or Unnecessary Overburden?” Forbes blog, August 19, 2015.
  19. Regina Buono and Katherine Zodrow, “Texas Should Ease Regulatory Hurdles for Aquifer Storage and Recovery Programs,” Baker Institute blog, May 18, 2015.
  20. Ghasideh Pourhashem, “Capturing the Full and Unrealized Value of Biofuels -- Market Mechanisms Are Needed,” Forbes blog, May 4, 2015.
  21. Jim Krane and Anna Mikulska, “Why Banning Exports Makes American Oil Cheap for Refiners, But Not for You,” Forbes blog, April 1, 2015.
  22. Jim Krane and Mark Agerton, “OPEC Calls the Tune and U.S. Shale Producers Follow -- By Cutting Production,” Forbes blog, February 11, 2015.
  23. Jim Krane and Anna Mikulska, “When Oil Prices Plummet, Common Sense Tends to Follow,” Forbes blog, January 22, 2015.
  24. Michael Maher, “A ‘Crude’ Approach to Evaluating the U.S. Oil Export Ban,” Forbes blog, December 23, 2014.
  25. Mark Agerton, “Drilling for Jobs,” Forbes blog, December 22, 2014.
  26. Anna Mikulska, “Falling Oil Price and the Oil Export Ban: Why Policy Actions Still Matter,” Forbes blog, December 22, 2014.
  27. Regina Buono, “Fowl Play: Congressional Interference Undermines Years of Cooperative Effort to Conserve the Greater Sage-Grouse,” Forbes blog, December 22, 2014.
  28. Ghasideh Pourhashem, “Coal for Power and Emerging Environmental Constraints: Biochar to the Rescue?” Forbes blog, December 22, 2014.
  29. Katherine Zodrow, “Water, Texas and an Opportunity that Should Not be Wasted,” Forbes blog, December 19, 2014.
  30. Jim Krane, “Take This Carbon and Sell it: Canadians show us How to Cash in on Carbon Capture and Storage,” Forbes blog, December 15, 2014.
  31. Jim Krane, “Oil Sands Imports: Paying for Energy Security with Carbon Emissions,” Forbes blog, November 5, 2014.
  32. Regina Buono, “Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle,” Forbes blog, October 22, 2014.
  33. Kenneth B Medlock III, “The U.S. Shale Experience: A Script for Mexico?” Forbes blog, September 3, 2014.
  34. Chris Bronk, “Needed: A Debate on the Security of the Power Grid, Not on Leaks about It,” Forbes blog, April 3, 2014.
  35. Chris Bronk, “Averting a National Blackout: Cybersecurity and the Critical Energy Infrastructure,” Forbes blog, March 17, 2014.
  36. Kenneth B. Medlock III, “[US LNG Exports] A "Credible Threat" Approach to Long Run Deterrence of Russian-European Hegemony,” Forbes blog, March 10, 2014
  37. Kenneth B. Medlock III and Keily Miller, “Are Global Natural Gas Markets in a Period of Transition? The Magic 8-Ball Says...” Forbes blog, February 27, 2014.
  38. Chris Bronk, “Hacks on Gas (and the Grid): Cybersecurity, Energy and National Defense,” Forbes blog, February 5, 2014.
  39. Kenneth Medlock and Keily Miller, “The American Energy Renaissance: Who is to Credit and what is the Future Direction,” Forbes blog, January 28, 2014.