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    November 11, 2014

    Report: Falling Oil Price Adds to Production Risk

    Falling global oil prices could lead to a cut in higher-priced production in the United States, Canada and other countries, adding to the risk to future oil production from violence and other disruptions, a recent analysis found. Increased output from Libya and Iraq helped contribute to more supply on the market and falling prices, which continued their months of decline Monday to a four-year low. But the risk to global production rose in resent months, according to the energy security advocate group Securing America’s Future Energy, which analyzed costs of oil production, fiscal dependence on oil revenues, levels of political unrest and instability and unplanned supply disruptions.

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    October 2, 2014

    Brave new world meets same old rhetoric

    The U.S. energy supply has entered a strange new era that would have seemed unfathomable just a few years ago — one where gasoline prices keep falling even as a jittery world faces turmoil in the Middle East and beyond. But when it comes to political talking points, Democrats and Republicans keep singing the same old tunes.

     

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    September 26, 2014

    Family spending on gasoline hits all-time high

    The average U.S. household spent more than $2,600 on gas last year for a third consecutive year — an all-time high and a 111% increase compared with the amount spend a decade earlier, an advocacy group says. The increase was due to the high price of oil, says the group, Securing America's Future Energy, which aims to reduce America's oil dependency, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey.

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    July 28, 2014

    SAFE: Report's 'flash points' emphasize US transportation fuel problem

    A proliferation of global oil geopolitical "flash points" makes it even more urgent for the US to aggressively reduce its dependence on crude oil for transportation fuels, according to speakers discussing a report issued by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

    The report, "Oil Security 2025: US National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance," identified key fundamental trends and conditions that potentially could trigger instability in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub—Saharan Africa, Russia, and China.

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    July 24, 2014

    Admiral Mike Mullen on US Energy Security and the Shale Boom

    Admiral Mike Mullen, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke on U.S. energy security last Wednesday in Washington DC at an event hosted by the groups Securing America’s Future Energy and the Foreign Policy Initiative.

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    July 16, 2014

    Mullen: Shale Oil Only Marginal Reprieve for Global Security

    If you think the United States is on the verge of energy independence and is impervious to supply disruptions in the Middle East, think again, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen said Wednesday. “The United States interests there are directly tied to energy security in that part of the world,” the retired Navy admiral said at an energy security luncheon Wednesday, hosted by his group Securing America’s Future Energy and the Foreign Policy Initiative. “That’s why we’ve been there, it’s why we’ll be there, and we’re going to be there, I think, for some time.”

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