Where in the World Are Oil Prices Headed? And What Are the Implications?
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
In this Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes one of the U.S. government's foremost experts on petroleum and a founding director from Columbia University for a discussion on issues related to the dramatic fall in world oil prices, which are at their lowest levels since 2007. Gasoline prices in the United States are below $2.50 per gallon.
Key discussion questions include:
- How long will this rapid decline continue, when could prices rise again, and what does it all mean?
- Will there be (much) less North American oil and gas production, forestalling our drive to energy independence?
- How does industry make decisions with very uncertain policies: crude exports, pipelines, rail concerns?
- Will natural gas markets tighten, and will new pipeline activity slow?
- Do we still need the Keystone XL pipeline?
- To what extent will there be slower adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles?
- Where is unrest in the Middle East going and how will it affect global markets?