Securing America's Future Energy

Energy & the Economy

The global oil market is far from free. Nearly 90 percent of the world’s proved oil reserves are held by OPEC and other state-run national oil companies (NOCs), who rely on oil revenues to fund their social and defense spending. The global oil market is highly volatile and unpredictable, and an unexpected crisis in any major exporting country—fueled by regional tensions or political instability—can send shockwaves through the U.S. economy, almost instantly forcing American families and businesses to pay higher fuel prices.

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Updating Fiscal Break-Even Oil Prices: As Oil Tumbles, What are the Risks for Exporters?

Summary Public spending has risen sharply since 2009 in several key oil producers that depend on oil export revenue to balance...

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Estimated Oil Savings from EPA’s Proposed Phase 2 Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Rule

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles represent the fastest growing component of U.S. transportation oil demand, projected to increase from approximately 2.8...

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A National Strategy for Energy Security (2013)

The recommendations presented in A National Strategy for Energy Security – Harnessing American Resources and Innovation are designed to achieve...

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Oil and the Debt

Economic researchers commonly identify reduced economic growth, current account deficits, weakened national security, and environmental harm as negative consequences of...

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USPS Fleet Procurement for the 21st Century

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that it plans to replace its aging delivery fleet with up to...

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Issue Brief: Crude Oil Exports

As domestic oil production continues to rise, questions are being raised about whether or not the United States should change...

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Energy Security Leadership Council

The Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) brings together some of America's most prominent business and military leaders to support a...

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OPEC Oil Embargo +40: A National Summit on Energy Security

On October 16, 1973, members of the OPEC cartel announced an oil embargo against the United States, touching off a...

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