Oil remains the transportation fuel of choice for many countries, and its price continues to be a benchmark for much of the world’s economic activity. Work by RFF experts offers insight into the effects of development and regulation on oil markets, including the US crude export ban and fossil fuel subsidies.
The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production
High levels of US oil and gas production are projected to increase domestic and global GHG emissions substantially.
PHMSA’s 2015 Tank Car Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
As part of a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations, this report analyzes the costs and benefits of repealing or modifying a Department of Transportation rule to improve the safety of railroad tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol.
Explanations for the 2014 Oil Price Decline: Supply or Demand?
Workshops & Seminars
Economic Volatility in Oil Producing Regions: Exploring Impacts and Public Policy Responses
Examining regional impacts of oil volatility and potential avenues for federal intervention to support producing communities
Shale Research Clearinghouse Webinar
RFF hosted a webinar to launch the new SHARC website.
What Research Says on Key Fracking Debate Issues
RFF’s Daniel Raimi, Alan Krupnick, and Isabel Echarte discuss the latest research on the impacts of fracking and the shale revolution.