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Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Atlantic Council Announces 2020-2021 Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship Class

WASHINGTON, DC – April 8, 2020 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its 2020-2021 class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy. […]

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Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The compelling incentives for Saudi-Russian rapprochement

The impact of this price war combined with the demand destruction triggered by the impact of the coronavirus are likely to force both Russian and Saudi Arabia back to the negotiating table to agree a deal which will—at least in substance—restore OPEC plus, sooner rather than later.

New Atlanticist by Alan Riley

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

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Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Oil Market Mayhem Redux: The market and geopolitical implications of the OPEC+ and G20 negotiations

ONLINE EVENT – An expert briefing on the details of the OPEC meeting and G20 summit and what those decisions mean for the market, geopolitics, and the future of the oil industry.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT

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Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Clean energy and climate impacts

ONLINE EVENT – Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Impact of the oil market crash on the major producers in Latin America: A closer look at Brazil and Mexico

ONLINE EVENT – What would this oil market crash mean for these two major oil-producing countries in Latin America? How resilient are Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors to fend off this price crash?

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

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Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The compelling incentives for Saudi-Russian rapprochement

The impact of this price war combined with the demand destruction triggered by the impact of the coronavirus are likely to force both Russian and Saudi Arabia back to the negotiating table to agree a deal which will—at least in substance—restore OPEC plus, sooner rather than later.

New Atlanticist by Alan Riley

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Hurdles to OPEC++

This week in oil markets has an air of suspended animation. Will an international production deal materialize? The answer is “perhaps,” but probably not in the volumes necessary to balance the market and only after Moscow extracts concessions.

EnergySource by Phillip Cornell

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Atlantic Council Announces 2020-2021 Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship Class

WASHINGTON, DC – April 8, 2020 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its 2020-2021 class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy. […]

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Energy & Environment

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Oil market meltdown?

Over the weekend of March 7–8, the breakdown of the previous oil production agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia led to the broader collapse of the arrangement between OPEC and OPEC+. What will the rift will mean for the global oil market?

EnergySource by John Soughan

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

Event Recap

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Saudi Arabia and Russia feud over coronavirus oil response: Will everyone lose?

"While Russia’s decision last week not to support OPEC’s proposal for a production cut and the subsequent oil price war—which as of publishing has pushed Brent crude down more than 9 percent—is surely part of the larger story of the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, it is actually better understood as a geopolitical story about how US energy production growth has strengthened the United States’ international posture, which in turn has reshaped a number of global relationships," Randolph Bell says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Bryza joins TVP (Polish) to discuss British military exercises in Belarus and Russia’s relations with Belarus and Turkey

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Belarus Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Atlantic Council releases strategy for driving energy growth in Western Hemisphere

Results shaped by collaborative, multi-nation effort commissioned by US Department of Energy to leverage the region’s energy potential WASHINGTON, DC – March 6, 2020 – The Atlantic Council today released an ambitious strategy report focused on accelerating the development of energy resources in the Western Hemisphere. The report, titled A New Energy Strategy for the […]

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Energy & Environment

Events

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Oil Market Mayhem Redux: The market and geopolitical implications of the OPEC+ and G20 negotiations

ONLINE EVENT - An expert briefing on the details of the OPEC meeting and G20 summit and what those decisions mean for the market, geopolitics, and the future of the oil industry.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT