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Oil Intensity: The Curiously Steady Decline of Oil in GDP
Christof Rühl and Titus Erker

This report looks at oil intensity and its curiously consistent downward progress. The authors explain the trend and cross-validate its predictive potential before delving into possible reasons behind the linear decline in oil intensity. It finally extrapolates what such a continuing trend might mean for oil consumption and policies around it going forward.

National Oil Companies and the Energy Transition: Ecopetrol's Acquisition of an Electric Transmission Company

This commentary explores recent moves by Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol to adapt to the energy transition, especially its bid to acquire a majority stake in Interconexión Eléctrica SA (ISA), an electricity transmission company, for 14.2 trillion Colombian pesos (equal to about $3.6 billion).

Will COVID Drive an Early Peak in Transportation Activity and Oil Demand?
Marianne Kah, Lew Fulton, Amy Myers Jaffe, Mark Schwartz and Mark Finley

This study, which was cosponsored by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and the University of California, Davis Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), assesses potential drivers for discontinuous and permanent change in oil consumption arising out of the COVID pandemic.


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Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez
Former Mexican Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition

Host Jason Bordoff spoke with former Mexican Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez.

Mindy Lubber
President and CEO of CERES

Fossil fuel companies are under pressure from shareholders, citizens and the courts to shift their business models to reduce emissions or face huge financial consequences. There are now more than 1,500 large corporations with net-zero...

Bernard Looney
CEO, bp

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Bernard Looney, CEO of bp, to discuss bp’s planned transformation from an oil and gas company to an integrated energy company, a little more than one year into the strategy.