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Perfect Harmony
1 week ago

Perfect Harmony

By  •  Supply And Demand

What’s the meaning of oil prices near $60 a barrel? It’s a sign of harmony – a moment when demand is growing, the global economy is strengthening and oil prices are about half of their 2014 peak. Rice Business Professor Bill Arnold explains the large and small global trends behind this equilibrium.

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Running Game
2 months ago

Running Game

By  •  Energy

Before recent technology advances, exploration was, in football terms, a passing game. Not every well — or pass — was successful, but when it was, the team advanced far down the field. Rice Business Professor Bill Arnold explains why the game has changed. 

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Keep On Trucking
4 months ago

Keep On Trucking

By  •  Energy

Want to go green — but not electric? Increasingly fuel-efficient (and wildly popular) pickup trucks may reduce overall gas consumption more than improved electric and hybrid cars.

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Sun Struck
10 months ago

Sun Struck

By  •  Regulation

As Puerto Rico fights to turn the lights again on after its crushing hurricane, activists including Elon Musk argue that its best hope is solar. Rice Business Professor Douglas Schuler reviews the role of government in capturing free fuel from the sky.

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Shining a Light
1 year ago

Shining a Light

By  •  Energy Policy

In the case of President-elect Trump, his “America First” position and goal of restoring well-paid jobs provide a basis to project his actions in a number of areas. This is not a data-driven approach but is more like the scenario planning that is used widely in the energy industry. What are some plausible energy policies in a Trump administration?

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