Energy

Energy Watch

22 February, 2017

What could Trump’s trade policies mean for energy markets?

Donald Trump’s proposed restrictions and tariffs on trade could cause turmoil in both the domestic and international energy markets if enacted. This Energy Watch takes a first look at what some of the possible implications of a general import tariff or some sort of border adjustment tax could be on energy flows and prices.

The US is the world’s largest oil importer. The country shipped in almost 8m barrels per day (bpd) of oil last year. The vast majority of this was from Canada, OPEC and

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