With conflict on two fronts, and natural gas squarely in the crosshairs, the U.S. LNG industry will be needed to maintain commitments and support allies and trading partners in both Europe and Asia this winter.
Steven R. Miles, Gabriel Collins, Anna MikulskaAugust 17, 2022
Proactive U.S. efforts to enhance Europe’s gas security and blunt Russia’s ability to use gas for hybrid warfare would directly support its ability to sustain and upgrade its combat credibility in East and Southeast Asia. By incentivizing upstream gas investments globally through the demand call associated with a broader European move to replace Russian gas with LNG, gas geoeconomics would over the medium term also help increase global LNG supply to the ultimate benefit of U.S. allies in Asia, foremost among them Japan and South Korea.
Gabriel Collins, Anna Mikulska, Steven R. MilesAugust 4, 2022
The authors conduct a step-by-step examination of various factors that were blamed for the extended power outage on the ERCOT electricity grid in February 2021. While no single factor fully explains the calamity, the bureaucratic failure in identifying and addressing risks along fuel supply chains was a major failure. Most proposed remedies do not fundamentally address what occurred. The authors make several recommendations, some of which have already been implemented.
Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Shih Yu (Elsie) HungFebruary 2, 2022
In this working paper, the author examines the economic effects of enacting a proposal by the Biden administration to tax long term capital gains at ordinary income tax rates for those with taxable income above $1 million and tax unrealized gains at the time of death for single (joint) filers with more than $1 million ($2 million) in unrealized gains.
A similar version of the report was prepared with the financial support of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation.
This is the first analysis focused specifically on whether subnational resource curse dynamics seen in other oil-rich locales (1) apply to the Permian Basin and if so, to what extent, and (2) compensatory policy steps.
In this background document, the authors provide some information on the choices of key parameter values used in the Diamond-Zodrow model. They focus on parameters involving labor supply, saving, international capital flows and substitution among factors of production.
Texas is the source of about one-quarter of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the US industrial sector and about one-eighth of all CO2 emissions from the US power generation sector, with a significant proportion of emissions in both sectors located near the gulf coast. As such, Texas has the opportunity to capture significant economies of scale in carbon capture.
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Keily MillerJanuary 27, 2021