EPRINC and IER Co-Host Virtual Workshop on “Understanding the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Rule for Automobiles”Read More
On July 27, 2020, the Energy Policy Research Foundation and the Institute for Energy Research jointly hosted a virtual workshop on the recently adopted regulation setting fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks.
Current and former officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), representatives from the auto industry, EPRINC and IER staff, and a cross section of stakeholders discussed the new rule and its broader implications for energy markets and the future of the U.S. auto industry.
EPRINC Holds Virtual Workshop: There Will Be GasRead More
On Tuesday, June 16 2020, EPRINC hosted a Virtual Workshop, entitled There Will Be Gas. The discussion covered recent developments in U.S. natural gas supply and implications for the global LNG market as world economies emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns. Assistant Secretary of Energy Steve Winberg; METI Director of Oil and Gas, Takeshi Soda; President and CEO of IEEJ, Masakazu Toyoda; EPRINC staff and fellows; and industry experts all weighed in to discuss developments in these important markets. This was an invitation-only event and space is limited to provide an opportunity for open discussion among all participants, however the workshop is now available on demand by clicking here and the presentations from the workshop can be accessed on DropBox here or by clicking the individual presentations below.
EPRINC’s First Webinar, “Crisis in the Oil Market: Remembrances of the Past, Policy Responses for the Future”Read More
EPRINC has produced its first webinar, entitled “Crisis in the Oil Market: Remembrances of the Past, Policy Responses for the Future.” The webinar featured a roundtable discussion from EPRINC’s staff, distinguished fellows and trustees. They examined the major forces shaping the oil market since 1973-74 Arab Oil Embargo and what we’ve learned in the interim about opportunities and strategies for the industry and policy makers going forward. One of the takeaways was that yes, the crisis in the oil patch is in many ways unprecedented, but we’ve seen this movie before.
The discussion was led by EPRINC’s president, Lucian Pugliaresi, and drew upon the knowledge base of Larry Goldstein, Michael Lynch and Ivan Sandrea. Lynch and Pugliaresi both presented some slides to facilitate the discussion, and the ones that Pugliaresi used were created by EPRINC’s Max Pyzuir. Both presentations can be found below.
Larry Goldstein is the former president of EPRINC and a co-founder of Petroleum Industry Research Associates in New York City. Michael Lynch is a Distinguished Fellow at the Energy Policy Research Foundation and President of Strategic Energy and Economic Research. Ivan Sandrea is former CEO of Sierra Oil and Gas, a Mexican independent oil and gas company. Prior to becoming CEO of Sierra, Ivan held a number of leadership and technical positions, including senior partner at EY London, where he was responsible for global oil and gas in emerging markets, and president at Energy Intelligence.
If you missed the webinar, it has been recorded and is available “on demand” by clicking here.
EPRINC Welcomes Salvador Beltran-del-Rio as a New Distinguished FellowRead More
EPRINC is excited to announce the addition of Salvador Beltran-del-Rio as a Distinguished Fellow. Salvador is Dean of the School of Government and Economics, Universidad Panamericana. He has 30 years of leadership experience in public and private sectors in Mexico where he engaged in the energy sector as well as on various areas at national-international level. More of Salvador’s background can be found here.
EPRINC and IEEJ Co-Host Third US – Japan LNG WorkshopRead More
IEEJ and EPRINC are in the third year of a joint assessment of the future role of LNG in Asian power and fuel markets. The effort has been supported by both METI and DOE and is part of the Japan-United States Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP). It remains an important joint initiative in supporting the growth of LNG in the Asia Pacific region.
Among the more important objectives of this joint effort are identifying recent trends and longer-term uncertainties in Asian natural gas markets, proposing joint policy initiatives, and highlighting the critical role of U.S. LNG exports in serving those markets. To this end, EPRINC and IEEJ have co-hosted a workshop that included presentations and discussion on the U.S. LNG value chain, opportunities and challenges for financing the expansion of U.S. LNG exports and the development of new regasification facilities in Asia. The program also explored strategies to bring more liquidity to the financing of U.S. LNG exports.
The workshop presentations and accompanying discussion will contribute to the final joint IEEJ-EPRINC report and recommendations. These findings and recommendations will be presented at the 8th Annual Producer Consumer Conference on September 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. The agenda for the workshop can be found here, the presentations given that day are here, and the photos from the workshop are here.
A subsequent workshop was held in Jakarta on August 22, 2019. The presentations from that workshop can be found here.
EPRINC is pleased to announce that Michael Lynch has joined us as a Distinguished Fellow.
As EPRINC embarks on an assessment of Mexico’s petroleum economics, Michael will be an extremely valuable addition to the team. Michael is now working on such an assessment, particularly examining the Mexican petroleum market and its effect on the Mexican economy. We expect to publish the report in December 2018.
On October 8-11, 2018, Argus Media held their Biofuels 2018 Conference in London.
Offering a U.S. perspective, EPRINC’s Max Pyziur participated in a panel titled, “Political will for ethanol in transport fuels.” He also chaired a Roundtable themed “Ethanol Growth in the US markets.”
The pdf of his powerpoint slides used at the Roundtable can be found here.
EPRINC is happy to welcome Emily Medina as a non-resident fellow at EPRINC as we expand our research and outreach programs on U.S.-Mexican energy developments. Born and raised in Mexico, she has experience working with both the private and public sectors on important energy matters. More on Emily’s experience can be found here.