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Following the precipitous drop in oil prices at the end of 2018, we enter the new year with a renewed commitment from the OPEC/non-OPEC alliance to rebalance oil markets, continued upheaval in places like Venezuela and Libya, and assurances of U.S. intent to eliminate Iranian oil exports. In the background, a number of troublesome challenges―financial, technical, infrastructure, political and geopolitical―remain unresolved.
Looming questions on the weakening of the global economy, the impacts of trade disputes, prospects for continued U.S. production growth given volatile prices, productivity challenges, cash flow constraints, evolving bottlenecks and export capacity, crude quality and regulatory challenges (RFS and IMO), and renewed call for a green energy transformation continue to plague investors and strategic planners alike.
Against this backdrop, the CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a most distinguished group of experts to discuss the outlook for global oil markets. Please join us!
Panel One – Global Outlook – OPEC Cuts, At-Risk Demand, and U.S. Production Growth Ann-Louise Hittle, Michael Wittner, and Edward Morse
Panel Two – Moving the Bottleneck – Midstream, Downstream, and Export Challenges
Rusty Braziel, Sarah Emerson, and John Auers
Lunch – Markets in Context – A Discussion of Sanctions, Tariffs, and Trade
Kevin Book, William A. Reinsch, and Scott Miller
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