Energy Management

Webcast: On Oil and Geopolitical Influences

Fortunato & Friends Webcast Series
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In the latest episode of Fortunato & Friends, Exelon Chief Economist Ed Fortunato interviews Adam Sieminski, senior adviser to the board of trustees of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).

During the webcast, Sieminski shares a look into life in Saudi Arabia and what the country is known for, as well as Saudi Arabia and OPEC’s influence on oil. Additionally, Constellation’s Commodities Management Group member, Keith Poli, moderated the webcast and offered his insights.

The three speakers deliberated on the following topics and questions (and more):

  • What KAPSARC’s mission is [starts at 9:10]
  • How does the Energy Information Administration (EIA) differ from KAPSARC? [starts at 10:59]
  • How do you get an idea of what oil prices are going to be? [starts at 12:45]
  • Fibonacci as a way to understand market prices [starts at 15:56]
  • Producer discipline as an impact to oil and gas prices [starts at 19:34]
Adam Sieminski of KAPSARC answers Ed's question about the significance and source of spare capacity.
  • The impact of historically low prices on the economy and vice versa [starts at 24:11]
  • What’s going on with Saudi Arabia and OPEC? [starts at 30:07]
  • Does Saudi Arabia or OPEC think there’s a perfect price for oil? [starts at 33:54]
  • What are the some of the innovations Saudi Arabia is moving towards as it relates to clean energy? [starts at 35:55]
  • The future of Saudi Arabia as it relates to the economy and energy [starts at 45:29]

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