A. Mark Fendrick

Shell’s Decision to Suspend Arctic Activities: Retreat or Pause?

Last week, in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, Shell announced it was suspending its offshore Alaska operations, after finding insufficient quantities of hydrocarbons to justify further development at its sole well in the Chukchi Sea. The news rippled its way around the globe, through Washington, DC and the North Slope of […]

2015 Outlook On Energy Policy

Who would have thought? The United States has become a global energy superpower. Just 10 short years ago, some of the most vitriolic debates on energy policy were over where to permit the receiving terminals that would allow us to import the liquefied natural gas we thought the nation would need to survive. Now, due […]

Pump Prices Defy Conventional Wisdom

For years, almost any time there was unrest in the Middle East, the world oil market responded with a spike in price.  This spike reverberated through the supply chain and gasoline prices soon followed suit.  This pattern held through the Arab Spring, threats in the Strait of Hormuz and all during the unrest in Iraq.  […]

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