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Does Speculation Drive Oil Prices?
Resources magazine: Research on the forces behind the 2004–2008 dramatic spike in oil price challenges the common perception that excessive speculation in the futures market is to blame.
RFF Releases Review of Shale Gas Regulations by State
A team of RFF experts examined regulations and surveyed regulators in 31 states with current or near-future shale gas development. More than 20 types of regulation are presented in a series of maps, showing regulatory patterns nationwide.
Speculators and Oil Prices: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, a panel of experts examined the role of speculation in rising gas prices and discussed the ongoing process of oil market reform. Event slides and video are now available.
Energy Efficiency Policy: Surveying the Puzzles
Energy efficiency policies are favored by many to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security, and reduce consumer costs. In a new RFF Discussion Paper, Senior Fellow Tim Brennan examines presumptions about such policies, noting that they often don’t hold true and are easily complicated.
Shale Gas and Groundwater Contamination: Thoughts on a Recent Study
A recent article by Duke University researchers on methane contamination in drinking water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York has brought further attention to the risks to groundwater in areas exploited for shale gas.
Natural Resource Scarcity and the Fear of “Resource Wars”
As Congress continues to debate the causes and effects of higher oil prices, RFF Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter reviews lessons learned about how the perceived scarcity of natural resources—for example, oil, copper, and rare earths—may cloud some countries’ hope for a robust economic future.
William K. Reilly Discusses the Path to Safe Offshore Drilling: Video
One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, recommendations from the Oil Spill Commission have yet to be fully implemented. In a recent speech at RFF, William K. Reilly discussed how this affects the safety and future of offshore drilling.
Raising the Game to Reduce the Risks
One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, RFF’s Mark Cohen explains that much still needs to be done to ensure a safer future in deepwater drilling.
Offshore Oversight: How Deep Is the Regulatory Ocean?
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster called attention to the need for revamped and strengthened oversight to reduce the risk of blowouts and other catastrophes on offshore rigs. A recent RFF discussion paper provides an initial baseline assessment of current enforcement efforts.
The Effects of Transport Regulations on the Oil Market: Does Market Power Matter?
Market power can influence the outcome of transport regulations, according to the authors of a new RFF discussion paper.
How Do You Put a Price on Ecological Damage from Marine Oil Pollution?
In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, attempts will be made to put an economic value on the ecological damage caused. How will this be done, and can we do a better job than in the past?
Who Bears the Long-Term Costs of Stricter Anti-Spill Policy?
It's not who you think, according to RFF Senior Fellow Timothy Brennan. In a new policy brief, he explains that the long-term costs of ratcheting up liability for oil spills like the recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico will be borne not primarily by companies involved in oil exploration.
How Oil Price Shocks Influence America’s Economy
A new RFF analysis finds global influences, such as oil price shocks, may be secondary to domestic influences when it comes to understanding the causes of U.S. economic fluctuation.
What Would Tighter Regulation on Deepwater Drilling Mean for Gas Prices?
Tightening U.S. safety standards would raise the price of a gallon of gas by less than a penny, while a total ban on deep sea drilling could raise prices by around 7 cents, according to a new RFF analysis by Stephen Brown.
Applying Yesterday's Lessons to Tomorrow's Energy Policy
Weathervane: RFF President Phil Sharp testified yesterday before a Senate committe saying that the present energy landscape bears strong resemblance to that of the 1970's.
Estimating the Cost of Oil Price Shocks
Nonresident Fellow Stephen P. A. Brown and Stanford economist Hillard G. Huntington explore the security externalities that arise from oil disruptions and show what a policy to integrate these costs into the market might look like.
Oil Prices: Care to Speculate?
Commentary: James L. Smith asks whether the dramatic oil price shock experienced in 2008 can be explained by market fundamentals or if speculative forces were at work.
Foreign Oil: The Same Price, But More Costly
Although domestic and foreign oil looks the same to the consumer, the instability of foreign suppliers carries hidden external costs.
Global Compensation for Oil Pollution Damages
Senior Fellow James Boyd outlines why certain provisions of this act should be emulated by other countries.
Energy Independence: Fantasies, Facts, Options
Although energy independence has long been a political rallying cry, Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter argues that independence from oil -- foreign or domestic -- is the more viable policy goal.
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