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Gregory Brew

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Gregory Brew


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

  • OPEC Expects U.S. Driving Season To Save Oil Prices

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 13,928 times

    Prices enjoyed a boost last week from encouraging inventory reports. Both the EIA and the API reported large draws on crude inventories, signaling that demand…

  • Will New Pipelines Be Enough To Handle The Permian Boom?

    Published 09 May 2017 | viewed 11,282 times

    As production in the Permian Basin continues to increase, the accompanying infrastructure has struggled to keep up. Expansions to pipeline capacity are needed to handle…

  • All Eyes On Saudi Arabia As OPEC Begins To Unravel

    Published 02 May 2017 | viewed 37,972 times

    Has OPEC failed? That’s the question analysts have begun to ask, approaching the group’s next meeting later this month. When the members gather at their headquarters…

  • Canadian Oil Patch Shrugs Off Trumps Trade War Threat

    Published 30 April 2017 | viewed 7,977 times

    Despite the recent flight of investment from the west Canadian tar sands, Canada hasn’t deviated from its course and continues to embrace major energy projects,…

  • Can An OPEC Extension Push Oil To $60?

    Published 25 April 2017 | viewed 23,235 times

    It now seems quite likely that OPEC will agree to an extension of November’s production cut agreement at their May meeting. The question facing analysts…

  • Bullish Oil Price Predictions Should Be Treated With Caution

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 13,921 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 13,007 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 16,721 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 10,545 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 18,503 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 19,548 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 31,692 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 37,580 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 8,135 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 9,391 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 18,572 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 8,330 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 9,273 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 18,787 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 12,769 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.…

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