• EPRINC Hosts Virtual Workshop “Keeping the Lights on in California”

    EPRINC has hosted another virtual workshop, this one entitled “Keeping the Lights on in California: Some Simple Lessons for Sustaining Reliable Power Generation.” 

    California has historically faced persistent challenges to the operation of its electric power complex. Commentators have long pointed out that a state with the fifth largest economy in the world, home to advanced technological breakthroughs and a well-educated population, should be able to figure out how to keep the lights on. The roots of the breakdown in California’s power system cannot be tied a single failure, but a perfect storm of operational setbacks, difficult environmental conditions, and technical constraints. Among the operational challenges have been an aggressive program of incorporating renewable and intermittent power generation into the utility system.
     
    The workshop included a discussion of EPRINC’s forthcoming assessment of California power by EPRINC’s Max Pyziur, with accompanying commentary by Erik Rakhou, the former Dutch Utility Energy regulator; KK Sharma, former Director of Operations at India’s largest utility, NTPC; Ash Shastri, EPRINC Fellow and adviser to the European Gas Center; Carmine Difiglio, Professor, Sabanci University (Istanbul); and Ed Randolph, Director, California Public Utility Commission’s Office of Energy Policy (invited). The agenda for the event can be found here and the presentations for the event are here. The workshop recording will be available “on demand” shortly.

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  • EPRINC’s Lucian Pugliaresi and Larry Goldstein Publish a Commentary on Policy Responses to the Current Crisis in the World Oil Market in Real Clear Energy

    EPRINC President Lucian Pugliaresi and former EPRINC President Larry Goldstein have written a piece for Real Clear Energy entitled “Oil Quotas and Import Fees? No, Get America Back to Work.” In this piece, they examine the current issues in petroleum in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand destruction coincides with an oversupplied market. They write about their concerns with oil quotas and import fees as realistic solutions to this issue, and provide their thoughts on a possible solution. Click here to read their article.

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    NDPA Webcast Slides

    Trisha Curtis presented during NPDA’s (North Dakota Pipeline Authority) webinar on March 8.  Her presentation covers developments in the Bakken and other US shale plays and can be downloaded here.

     

     

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    The PIRINC Archives

    EPRINC has begun digitizing PIRINC’s archive, which dates back to the 1940′s. This report, The European Oil Market – Past, Present, and Future, is the first report to be digitized and can be downloaded as a PDF. As we archive additional reports they will be posted to an archives page on our website.

     

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The PIRINC Archives

EPRINC has begun digitizing PIRINC’s archive, which dates back to the 1940′s. This report, The European Oil Market – Past, Present, and Future, is the first report to be digitized and can be downloaded as a PDF. As we archive additional reports they will be posted to an archives page on our website.

 

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The Shale Gas Revolution

On February 2, 2010 EPRINC made a presentation in Tokyo before the Japanese 
petroleum community hosted by the Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals Corporation (JOGMEC).

The power point presentation “The Shale Gas Revolution” can be viewed here.

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