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Saudi Arabia Continues to Turn Screws on U.S. Shale

James Stafford | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
James Stafford

As Saudi Arabia continues to ramp up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers, U.S. shale is being forced to cut back. This story has been told many times over the past few months, but the data is finally confirming the success of Saudi Arabia's strategy, albeit a minor one thus far.

Sheiks vs. Shale: the Future of O.P.E.C.

Alexis Crow | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Naming and shaming oil-rich enemies is an expensive policy, and Washington should opt for a different path -- especially when, despite a short burst of shale, the U.S. continues to rely on O.P.E.C. supply to meet its own resource needs.

Falling Oil Prices Reveal America's Fracking Trap -- And Saudi Arabia's Continued Energy Dominance

Alexis Crow | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Far from leading America to a future of energy independence, the fracking boom has locked the country into a high-cost game.

Hello Fracking, Goodbye Saudis

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Since the Shah of Iran's fall in 1979, the world of oil has been governed by a tacit American-Saudi Arabian understanding that keeps a firm grip on Middle East politics. There have been ups and downs, but the partners have never questioned the understanding -- until now. Fracking in the U.S. is fracturing U.S.-Saudi ties.

U.S. To Surpass Saudi Arabia As Top Oil Producer

Reuters | Alex Lawler, Ron Bousso and Peg Mackey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States will stride past Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil producer by 2016, the West's ener...

Saudi Arabia -- The New York Times and All the News Not Fit to Print

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.29.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

If the Wikileaks cables can be reported by Al Jazeera what exactly is the NYTimes' hesitancy to inform its readership about this aspect of Saudi malevolence unless it has an agenda we do not understand?

When We Demand Cheap Gasoline, We Are Demanding Disaster

Johann Hari | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

When we demand our governments give us cheaper gas, we are -- usually unwittingly -- demanding they give more money to some of the worst dictators in the world, invade more countries, and ramp up global warming.

Is the House of Saud Next?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Certainly, their political right to rule isn't any more legitimate, and perhaps no more sustainable, than Mubarak's or Gaddafi's. If so, the path to $200 a barrel oil is a lot shorter than you think.

Ethanol Growth Unites OPEC and Environmental Fringe

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

For environmental activists to side with OPEC to protect the oil status quo is downright illogical and raises questions about the motives of such groups and the credibility of their arguments.

Saudi Arabia's Water Woes

Robert Glennon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Glennon

I recently returned from Saudi Arabia, a country that faces self-inflicted water challenges. I'm part of a team charged with drafting a water code for the Kingdom.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Thoughts for Change

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and B. Wayne Quist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and B. Wayne Quist

The Saudis are increasingly turning to Russia and China as their new oil and gas partners, dumping longstanding relationships with once-favored American oil companies.

US To Saudis: Please Pump More Oil

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman told Saudi Arabia's oil minister Saturday that OPEC should increase oil output. Bodman told reporters before his...