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We’re (Almost) #1! Liquid Petroleum Production in the U.S.

The U.S. is on track to become the world’s leading liquid petroleum producer. According to IEA, domestic production of oil was about 11.5m barrels a day in August, and the Financial Times reports that we are likely to surpass Saudi Arabia’s production for the first time in 23 years.

October 2, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Ukraine's Top Scientists Turn to Academic Unity in Call for Peace

The political unrest reverberating throughout the Ukraine has prompted its top scientists to send out a plea for peace. Since the crisis escalated last week, after Russia moved to establish control over the largely Russian speaking Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine, it has fueled fears that the conflict will boil over into military action between [...]

March 5, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

Time For Energy Diplomacy

Russia's intervention in Ukraine has unfolded into the most serious East-West crisis in a generation. These events have illustrated Europe's energy insecurity, but also highlight how the United States and European Union now have a tremendous opportunity to advance mutual foreign policy goals.

July 18, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Ukrainian Scientists in Front of Protest

Researchers seek a more competitive system for science as the government shuns closer ties with the European Union and decrees it will target any organization receiving money from abroad

January 30, 2014 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine
Should the U.S. Export Natural Gas?

Should the U.S. Export Natural Gas?

The United States has a lot of natural gas (I’ve already outlined why here). In fact, natural gas will likely overtake petroleum as the leading fuel source in our energy mix in the next decade or two.

March 11, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

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