Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies.
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Lower oil prices could pinch natural gas export plants
Lower oil prices change the competitive margin for U.S.-sourced gas, says Kenneth B. Medlock, senior director of the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies.
Dec. 19, 2014, 1:12 p.m.
Congressional interference undermines years of cooperative effort to conserve the greater sage-grouse
Last week Congress included in a funding bill a rider prohibiting the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from “writ[ing] or issu[ing]” listing rules for four species of sage-grouse. Regina M. Buono, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, examines the legal consequences of the rider.
Dec. 19, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
Water, Texas and an Opportunity That Should Not Be Wasted
In Texas, the shale “boom” has coincided with one of the worst droughts in recent history. Katherine R. Zodrow, postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Energy Studies, lists several policies that Texas policymakers should consider in order to maintain a stable economy that is highly dependent on water resources.
Dec. 19, 2014, 8 a.m.
Mexico Shale Boom Outlook Dims as U.S. Drillers Struggle
Kenneth Medlock III, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, comments on Mexico's untimely welcome of the U.S. shale revolution.
Dec. 16, 2014, 9:04 a.m.