Daniel Yergin

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A historic change of roles is at the heart of the clamor and turmoil over the collapse of oil prices, which have plummeted by 50 percent since September. For decades, Saudi Arabia, backed by the Persian Gulf emirates, was described as the “swing producer.” With its immense production capacity, it could raise or lower its output to help the global market adjust to shortages or surpluses.

But on Nov. 27, at the OPEC meeting in Vienna, Saudi Arabia effectively resigned from that role and OPEC handed over all responsibility for oil prices to the market, which the Saudi oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi, predicted would “stabilize itself eventually.”…  Seguir leyendo »

La mayor innovación en materia de energía habida hasta ahora en este siglo ha sido el desarrollo del gas de esquisto y el recurso relacionado con él conocido como “petróleo de formaciones compactas”. La energía procedente del esquisto es de lo más importante no sólo por su abundancia en los Estados Unidos, sino también por sus profundas repercusiones mundiales, como seguirán demostrando los acontecimientos que se producirán en 2014.

El gas de esquisto y el petróleo de formaciones compactas de los EE.UU. están cambiando ya los mercados mundiales de la energía y reduciendo tanto la competitividad de Europa en comparación con la de los EE.UU.…  Seguir leyendo »

March 1, 1988: Gorbachev and an Unthinkable Candor.

Perhaps the most significant of the changes that have taken place in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since 1985 is that people now speak openly and honestly about their situations and about the East’s relationship to the West.

This writer has in the past year, in public or in private circumstances, spoken with or listened to Soviet and East European political and academic figures including a member of the Supreme Soviet, an economic advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, editors of party newspapers in Eastern Europe and officials of the international relations or economic research institutions of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.…  Seguir leyendo »