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Gregory Brew

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Gregory Brew

Biography

Gregory Brew is a researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Georgetown University in oil history and American foreign policy. He is a fellow at the Metropolitan Society for International Affairs, and his work has appeared in The Conversation, the Houston Chronicle, Mediterranean Quarterly, Iranian Studies, E-International Relations and Modern Diplomacy. Follow him at @gbrew24

Latest articles from Gregory

  • Bullish Oil Price Predictions Should Be Treated With Caution

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 8,304 times

    Despite prices levelling off and a continued resurgence in American production, bullish predictions on future prices are stacking up as analysts weigh in on where…

  • Is Aramco IPO Behind Saudi Eagerness For OPEC Cut Extension?

    Published 16 April 2017 | viewed 9,737 times

    Clear signs emerged this week that the OPEC production cuts in place since November 2016 may be extended past their June 2017 deadline. On Tuesday,…

  • U.S. Oil Production, Imports Rise Faster Than Expected

    Published 12 April 2017 | viewed 13,098 times

    The EIA’s short-term energy outlook, released on April 11, predicted increases in American energy production, along with an increase in imports. The agency’s forward predictions…

  • Energy Employment Surges With U.S. Shale Production

    Published 09 April 2017 | viewed 6,632 times

    A major bright spot in the March 2017 American jobs report was the apparent recovery of the mining sector, the employment area associated with oil…

  • Is Natural Gas In The Midst Of A Boom-Bust Cycle?

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 14,809 times

    After six decades of relying on outside sources, the United States is poised to become a consistent net exporter of natural gas. The shale boom…

  • Is Gasoline Demand On The Rise?

    Published 30 March 2017 | viewed 13,603 times

    A common refrain one hears these days from market bulls and reads in long-term analyses is that by 2020, the current glut in supply and…

  • Wind Energy Now Directly Competing With Coal On Cost

    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 22,952 times

    Last week, Xcel Energy announced a multi-state wind capacity project, anticipated to be the largest in the United States. Spanning seven states, the project covers…

  • OPEC In Trouble As Saudis Becoming Weary Of “Free Riders”

    Published 23 March 2017 | viewed 33,964 times

    From casual observation, one might be forgiven for referring to the OPEC production cut in place since November 2016 as the “Saudi production cut.” That’s…

  • Can Iran Continue Playing Nicely With OPEC?

    Published 19 March 2017 | viewed 5,975 times

    One of the key components of last year’s OPEC production deal was the proviso that the Islamic Republic of Iran could continue increasing production by…

  • Can OPEC Resist The Temptation To Cheat?

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 6,696 times

    OPEC’s monthly report for February was released Tuesday morning, and total output appears to have fallen from 32.097 million bpd in January to 31.958 million…

  • Falling Oil Prices Could Upend The OPEC Deal

    Published 12 March 2017 | viewed 16,382 times

    A bearish report from the EIA, particularly the inventory data and an output forecast which predicts U.S. production rising to a level not seen since…

  • Will Exxon’s New $20 Billion Strategy Pay Off?

    Published 07 March 2017 | viewed 5,866 times

    ExxonMobil, the U.S. energy giant, has taken some hard knocks in the last year: a staggering stock price, a massive de-booking, a lost AAA credit…

  • Tensions Rise In Iraq As Kurdish Forces Seize Oil Pipeline

    Published 05 March 2017 | viewed 6,968 times

    Production from the Kirkuk fields in northern Iraq were briefly disrupted on Thursday, when Kurdish protestors seized a pumping station in order to protest the…

  • Cooking The Books? Saudi Aramco Could Be Overvalued By 500%

    Published 27 February 2017 | viewed 15,550 times

    The world’s most valuable oil company, Saudi Aramco, is approaching its first IPO in 2018, as the government of Saudi Arabia prepares to sell off…

  • Can The U.S. Dominate LNG Markets?

    Published 22 February 2017 | viewed 10,698 times

    American energy exports hit a new high in early 2017, contributing 7 million barrels of crude to markets abroad in the first week of February.…

  • Did The Bakken Fall Too Far Too Fast?

    Published 20 February 2017 | viewed 8,533 times

    While the Permian field has enjoyed a continued boom, with a rising rig count and an increase in investment activity, other U.S. onshore shale and…

  • How Long Can The Permian Craze Continue?

    Published 16 February 2017 | viewed 11,500 times

    The two great dueling forces in the world oil market, OPEC and American production, have created an atmosphere of uncertainty, as prices hover above $50.…

  • Wind Energy Is Now The Largest Source Of Clean Energy In The U.S.

    Published 13 February 2017 | viewed 14,651 times

    Wind power has now overtaken hydroelectric as the largest single source of clean energy in the United States. With 82 thousand MWs of total installed…

  • Iranian Oil Will Not Be Stopped By Trump

    Published 07 February 2017 | viewed 15,483 times

    Despite new sanctions by the Trump Administration and an escalating war of words regarding its ballistic missile program, Iran is continuing to push ahead with…

  • Is Iran Planning On Breaking Its OPEC Pledge?

    Published 31 January 2017 | viewed 8,202 times

    According to a provision of the recent OPEC production deal, the Islamic Republic of Iran is mandated to keep production below a threshold of 3.797…

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