Historian and Scholar of the Energy Industry and Western Involvement in the Middle East
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Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor of Social Science at Jacksonville University. She is also a historian and scholar of the global energy industry and Western involvement in the Middle East.  She consults for financial institutions and public relations firms about energy ... more

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Recognize The Value Of North American Energy Trade
When Americans hear talk of oil imports and energy trade we cannot help but think of the Middle East. For those of a certain vintage, the Arab oil crises of the 1970s left an indelible imprint. But perception is often not reality.
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Saudi And Russian Crude Oil Exports To China
Graphs of Saudi Arabia and Russia’s oil exports to China from January 2015 to July 2016 reveal that Russian oil exports recently outpaced Saudi exports.
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Saudi Aramco To Expand Presence In U.S.
The Motiva refinery is the leading contender to purchase the Lyondell Basell Industries refinery in Houston. Motiva is the largest refinery in the U.S. and was, until recently, co-owned by Saudi Aramco and Shell.
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Navigating OPEC’s Oil Market Manipulation
Last week, Saudi Arabia and Russia caused a spike in oil prices at the G20 summit. Oil ministers from the two countries met privately on the sidelines of the meeting to discuss stabilizing the oil market.
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OPEC Games The Speculators
Speculators act on OPEC’s every word, but what happens when OPEC manipulates the speculators? Tuesday’s oil market has proven, once again, that OPEC can play the speculators ‘ game too.
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EC Another Oil Freeze Fiasco?
As usual, any time someone in OPEC says anything about freezing production, hungry speculators push up the price of oil. They did the same on Monday.
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BP BP p.l.c.
COP ConocoPhillips
CPYYF CENTRICA PLC ORD NEW
CVX Chevron Corporation
LUKOY LUKOIL CO SPONS ADR
OILB iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
RDS-A Royal Dutch Shell plc Class A
RNFTF ROSNEFT OIL CO
SU Suncor Energy Inc.
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Work Experience

Independent Consultant
www.ellenrwald.com
January 2015 - Present (4 years 4 months)

Write and consult on issues relating to the global energy industry, oil prices, geopolitics, and emerging energy technologies

Adjunct Professor of Social Science
Jacksonville University
2014 - Present (5 years 4 months)

International Studies and Middle East History and Policy.

Majewski Fellow in Economic Geology
University of Wyoming
January 2012 - Present (7 years 5 months)

Fellow at the American Heritage Center and featured speaker: "Oilmen in the Beltway: Fighting the Enemy with Business and Government," March 2013.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History
University of Georgia
2012 - 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Middle East History.

Education

Boston University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2006 / 2013
History
Princeton University
Bachelor's Degree
2000 / 2004
History

Publications

Morning Thoughts Blog
Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.
Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.

Current projects include consulting and guiding financial and public relations firms on the confluence of energy markets and geopolitics and completing a book about how Washington and Wall Street can better understand Saudi Arabia’s economic and energy priorities. 

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