EnergySource Jul 26, 2021
TAP and the Southern Gas Corridor: Challenges to expansion
By Daniel D. Stein
Completion of the Southern Gas Corridor, which delivers Caspian gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through a system of connected pipelines, has been hailed as a major step in enhancing European energy security. However, high capital costs and market challenges threaten its expansion as a gas-only pipeline.
EnergySource May 13, 2021
Colonial Pipeline attack demonstrates that a more coherent cybersecurity strategy is necessary
By Cynthia Quarterman
With the announcement that the Colonial Pipeline will reopen soon, the short-term effect of the Colonial cyberattack on gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum product prices is likely to be mildly escalatory and short-lived, but it exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and the need for a more robust cybersecurity strategy to protect it.
EnergySource Apr 23, 2021
Long-term US-China liquefied natural gas trade will bring strategic benefits to both countries
By Serena Su
Despite a wide range of challenges within the US-China relationship, liquified natural gas (LNG) trade is one of the few areas that brings strategic benefits to both countries. US LNG is well positioned to provide China with a clean, affordable, and reliable energy source. In turn, multi-decade investment in new LNG infrastructure will bring well-paying jobs across the United States and support much needed post-pandemic economic recovery.
Report Jun 10, 2021
Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition
By Robert J. Johnston
A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.
Global Energy Forum Jan 9, 2020
The role of oil and gas companies in the energy transition
By Robert (“RJ”) Johnston, Reed Blakemore, and Randolph Bell
Many oil and gas companies have recognized the need to decarbonize the energy system to avoid the impacts of climate change. Initial industry efforts to play a role in the energy transition show sincerity and promise. Yet the urgent need for more oil and gas production for the foreseeable future suggests that a comprehensive framework for the oil and gas industry to support a low-carbon future while simultaneously ensuring the world has enough energy to meet development and economic growth goals has yet to be fully developed. What role can the oil and gas industry play lead the way to an energy-rich, globally prosperous, low-carbon future?