Oil is the Outlier in the World’s Post-COVID Energy Recovery
The 2022 edition of the bp Statistical Review of World Energy was recently published (the 71st annual edition), which means…
Mark Finley August 23, 2022
Key Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
A report from center experts on the evolution of Islamist politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, security in the Persian Gulf and displacement in the Middle East.
Kelsey Norman, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, A.Kadir Yildirim July 7, 2022
The Israeli-Palestinian Case: Current Prospects and Continued Importance of the Two-State Solution
This report explores the current situation in Palestinian-Israeli dynamics and concludes that the only real solution is a return to the two-state paradigm. Peace and security — for both Israelis and Palestinians — will come through mutual recognition of statehood and clearly defined and respected international borders, the author writes.
Samih Al-Abid July 1, 2022
The Art of the Deal … in Arabic
Though the OPEC+ group has agreed to accelerate planned oil production increases, the move will likely do little to reduce prices at the pump, despite a major U.S. concession, writes author Mark Finley — and Russia appears to support the plan. Read more on the Baker Institute Blog. This article originally appeared in the Forbes blog on June 6, 2022.
Mark Finley June 6, 2022
Is Saudi Arabia Quietly Trying to Help Europe's Oil Consumers?
The Saudi leadership has repeatedly rebuffed requests from President Biden and leaders of oil-importing countries to accelerate production increases. But recent price differentials could signal an intent to quietly steer crude into Europe to replace Russian supplies, writes the author. Read the post on the Baker Institute Blog. This article originally appeared in the Forbes blog on May 4, 2022.
Mark Finley May 4, 2022
Reroute, Reduce, or Replace? How the Oil Market Might Cope With a Loss of Russian Exports After the Invasion of Ukraine
The authors evaluate the global oil market's ability to deal with a disruption of Russian production and exports after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Mark Finley, Jim Krane March 10, 2022
The Global Energy Transition's Looming Valley of Death
The authors take a realistic look at what's needed for the global energy transition to succeed and warn that moving away from fossil fuels too quickly could backfire — stranding climate progress in the so-called “valley of death.”
Gabriel Collins, Michelle Michot Foss January 27, 2022
A Framework Agreement for an Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace
Despite the frozen status of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the considerable obstacles to restart them, a U.S.-led effort could help to gradually forge a “Framework Agreement for an Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace.” This policy brief outlines the principles that such a framework might embody, with the essential objective of two states for two peoples.
Gilead Sher July 13, 2021
Houston Energy Dialogues 2020
In 2020, Energy Dialogues and the Center for Energy Studies hosted a virtual event at which representatives from industry, academia, environmental groups and regulatory bodies focused on four themes: the impact of COVID-19 on global energy demand, resiliency in the energy industry, net-zero aspirations and pathways for transitioning to a lower-carbon future. This report summarizes the discussions held during the event.
Kenneth B. Medlock III June 28, 2021