Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
An expert untangles the many factors driving energy costs amid complications such as the Ukraine crisis, U.S.-Saudi diplomacy, and the green debate.
Do cold facts matter these days, or is it just a question of who provides the answers that people want to hear? The comment can apply to several, if not many, of today’s political issues. But it is particularly appropriate for the discussion about the factors behind high gasoline prices and what should be done about them. Put simply, the White House likes to blame oil companies for high prices, and the oil industry says the circumstances—the war in Ukraine, OPEC, etc.—are beyond its control. A breakdown of the key factors for the non-expert goes like this...