EPRINC Welcomes Anthony Livanios as a Distinguished Fellow
Anthony Livanios, CEO of US Energy Stream, has joined EPRINC as a distinguished fellow. He brings over twenty-five years of experience in working alongside, oil majors, oil independents, and national oil companies, on intergovernmental agreements, pipeline negotiations, LNG projects, geopolitical risk assessments, and market intelligence. We look forward to his good counsel and broad experience. A full biography of Anthony can be found here.
Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) and EPRINC collaborate on Assessment on the Future of Asian LNGRead More
The Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) and EPRINC have undertaken a joint assessment of the future role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asian power and fuel markets. The research and survey project includes specific recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders on strategies to both support LNG demand in Asia and to improve the competitiveness of U.S. natural gas in the region.
EPRINC Embassy Series: Building out the North American Energy InfrastructureRead More
The Embassy of Canada, in partnership with the Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc., sponsored a panel discussion at the Embassy on September 6th, 2017. The discussion focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with advancing North American energy integration, and recent U.S. initiatives to enact regulatory reform and other measures to provide a timely build out of pipelines, processing and export facilities, and other related energy infrastructure.
EPRINC and the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) Initiate Joint Research Program on the “Future of Asian LNG.”
EPRINC and IEEJ established a joint research program to evaluate the “Future of Asian LNG Demand.” The effort was initiated with a joint workshop of experts, industry representatives, and government officials on July 20, 2017 in Washington D.C. and has since been followed by a meeting with Japanese industry experts in Tokyo on July 28, 2017. An overview of the research effort can be found here, and photos from the inaugural workshop are located here.
EPRINC’s Max Pyziur Presents at the annual Energy Information Administration (EIA) ConferenceMax takes us through the role octane has played to meet both engine performance requirements as well as its growing role as a strategy to meet the regulatory requirements of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. As is always the case when it comes to fuel specifications and engine performance, it is complicated. Max outlines the historical trends and the trade-offs ahead. The event took place on June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The presentation can be found here.
EPRINC Publication on Mexico in the Forum, Oxford Institute of Energy StudiesAn EPRINC assessment on US energy trade with Mexico was recently published in the Forum, A quarterly journal for debating energy issues and policies from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. This issue of the journal from June 2017 is entirely dedicated to energy developments in Mexico. The piece by Lucian Pugliaresi is on the growing importance to the United States of energy trade with Mexico and our southern neighbor’s contribution to an integrated North American petroleum production platform. The article begins on page 44 and the recent edition of Forum can be found here.
On the Loss of John Lichtblau and Robert GrecoRead More
On a very sad note EPRINC recently lost two colleagues. Our former Chairman and current honorary Chairman, John Lichtblau, passed away on May 29, 2017. He was 94 years old. On May 17, 2017 we lost Bob Greco, an EPRINC Distinguished Fellow. Bob was 57 years old.
We’ve known both of these good men for more years than we can recall and we will miss much more than their good counsel. We will miss their intellectual curiosity, optimism and close friendship.
Lucian Pugliaresi Presents at the 2017 Washington Oil & Gas Forum
On June 7, 2017 EPRINC’s President, Lucian Pugliaresi, presented at the 2017 Washington Oil & Gas Forum. A copy of his presentation can be found here.
Jeff Kissel, EPRINC Trustee, Interviewed on ThinkTech Hawaii
Jay Fidel, the host of ThinkTech Hawaii interviews Jeff Kissel, EPRINC Trustee and former CEO of Hawaii Gas, on the challenges in moving the State of Hawaii to 100 percent reliance on renewable fuels. A link to the interview can be found here.
Federal Gasoline Taxes
Nobody wants to see their gasoline taxes go up, but the federal excise tax on gasoline has remained at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993. Could it play a role in helping to get tax reform approved and should it be adjusted at least for inflation? Lucian Pugliaresi, Larry Goldstein, and Will Pack take us through a short analysis on the gasoline tax, its upside as a revenue raiser and potential instrument for regulatory reform in the transportation fuels sector and its downside as a regressive tax. The paper can be found here.
Lucian Pugliaresi presented at the 8th Mediterranean Oil & Gas Forum 2017 held on March 1-2, 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus. His remarks and presentation covered the energy policies of the incoming administration of President Donald J. Trump. A copy of his presentation can be found here.