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Canada and the US Pile Pressure on Struggling Energy Producers

Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama just announced a plan to cut methane emissions from oil and gas drilling by 40-45% by 2025.

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Shale Not So Hale in the Northeast

New York rubber-stamped a fracking ban this week, while the prospects for Pennsylvania’s shale industry darkened.

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Saudis Seducing U.S. Shale Workers

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil firm is luring laid-off American shale workers to frack the Middle East.

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How Shale is Helping America’s Trade Balance

A flood of shale oil helped exports of non-crude petroleum product exports grow for the 13th consecutive year.

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What to Make of the American Rig Count Drop

The number of active US rigs dropped to its lowest level since 2011, but it’s not time to panic yet.

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The Fallout from the NY Fracking Ban

While greens applauded Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking, many are concerned that the state is losing a crucial economic opportunity.

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Shale Is Keeping Putin Awake at Night

The fracking boom has unlocked massive new reserves of American natural gas, which to this point have largely been consumed domestically. But as the U.S. builds out its LNG export infrastructure, Europe is readying import terminals in an attempt to loosen Gazprom’s grip on the continent.

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Shale Productivity Shows No Signs of Slowing

Drilling productivity in Texas’s Eagle Ford formation continues to improve, as drillers perfect their techniques and get more oil out of every well.

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Shale Is America's Answer to Russia's Energy Weapon

Oil prices just hit a ninth month low, in large part thanks to new supplies of North American crude. Shale both threatens Russia’s economy and blunts one of its biggest geopolitical weapons.

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It's Good to Be Shale King

Thanks to fracking, the U.S. is dominating the refined petroleum products market. A new IEA report predicts that the rest of the world will jump on the shale bandwagon by the end of the decade, but America has built up an impressive head start.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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