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WATCH China / Competition / Power Episode One: China’s Hybrid Economic Model

The world is finally waking up to the reality that the Chinese Communist Party has created a unique economic system that prioritizes power over profit, and that for the past decades, the West has fallen behind because Beijing has been playing by its own rules. Watch this panel of experts discuss how this state of play evolved, what’s at stake, and where we can go from here.

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Energy Security

The Shale Boom Shows Signs Of Slowdown

Rising U.S. production has helped oil markets shrug off the Abqaiq attack - but the days of booming domestic output may be coming to an end.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

Fuel Economy Announcements Enhance U.S. Economic And National Security

Although the governors of Minnesota and New Mexico gave environmental reasons for enacting new fuel efficiency standards, following more stringent standards also provide significant economic and national security benefits.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

After the Shock: How to Interpret Oil Post-Abqaiq

The immediate impact of Abqaiq may have been minor, but the long-term lessons from this incident are bound to become more clear with time.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

After Abqaiq, Major Questions About Security of Supply

After the Abqaiq attacks, some analysts believe the market is overlooking rising geopolitical risk.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

Abqaiq Attack Highlights Oil Risk

The oil market’s vulnerability and dependence not just on a single country, but on a single facility, was laid bare on September 14.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

A New Hand on the Wheel: Changes in the Saudi Energy Leadership

Saudi Arabia's third oil minister in three years, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman will be tasked with delivering Saudi Aramco's IPO

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

NDAA Provides Opportunity To Counter China’s Strategic EV Ambitions

Beijing views the capture of the EV supply chain as a strategic priority. The United States can counter this by agreeing to small amendment in the Nation Defense Authorization Act.

topics: critical minerals, Electric Vehicles
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Energy Security

Supply Surplus Puts OPEC+ in a Bind

OPEC has few choices at its disposal to manage the swelling oil market surplus, most of which are unpalatable.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

Tepid Response to Persian Gulf Instability Highlights—and Masks—Bigger Problems

Weaker demand has allowed traders to shrug off recent events in the Persian Gulf. But a belief that a return to the days of the tanker war is unlikely may be misplaced.

topics: Oil and Gas
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Energy Security

Tanker Seizures and Supply Risk Fails To Move Oil Market

With global oil supply outpacing demand, oil traders are shrugging off rising tensions around the Strait of Hormuz.

topics: Oil and Gas