Oil remains the fuel of choice for global transportation, and its price continues to be an indicator of global economic activity. Work by RFF experts offers insight into the effects of oil and gas development and regulations, including the US crude export ban and fossil fuel subsidies and the responsiveness of oil development activity to price.
Journal Article — May 15, 2019
The Unconventional Oil Supply Boom: Aggregate Price Response from Microdata
An analysis of the price responsiveness of US conventional and unconventional oil supply across three key stages of oil production: drilling, completion, and production.
Working Paper — Feb 5, 2019
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.
Report — Jul 20, 2018
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.
Workshops & Seminars — Mar 14, 2019
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
Webinar — Nov 14, 2018
Shale Research Clearinghouse Webinar
RFF hosted a webinar to launch the new SHARC website.
Webinar — Apr 25, 2018
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.
Press Release — Feb 19, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio: Does the Shale Boom Equal Climate Doom?, with RFF's Daniel Raimi
Press Release — Feb 15, 2019
New Daniel Raimi Blog Post on Evolving Climate Impacts of Shale Revolution
Media Highlight — Feb 8, 2019