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Testimony by Senior Advisor Scott Modell before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. Iran and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere: Realities and Recommendations.” March 18, 2015

Bob McNally was quoted in “Iran nuclear deal may open oil taps in months, not weeks.” Reuter’s March 17, 2015

Interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace on OPEC and oil, February 9, 2015

Lack of OPEC Control Means a Wild Ride for Oil Prices,” Institutional Investor, January 16, 2015

Quoted and interviewed by NYT’s Joe Nocera in “Shale and the Falling Price of Oil,” December 22, 2014

Interviewed by NPR’s David Brancaccio on the US and OPEC, November 28, 2014.

Interviewed by Scott Tong on NPR’s Marketplace on history and role of OPEC in the oil market, November 26, 2014

Vindicating Volatility:  Why Fluctuating Oil Prices are Here To Stay, Foreign Affairs, co-authored with Michael Levi, November 4, 2014

Quoted in “Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon – and could go lower,”  Steve Mufson, Washington Post, October 28, 2014

Interviewed on Platts EnergyWeek TV, October 19, 2014 on oil prices and OPEC

For Production Cuts, Oil Market Looks to OPEC, but OPEC Looks Toward US Shale,” Robert McNally, Columbia SIPA, Center on Global Energy Policy, October 17, 2014

Quoted in “Saudi Arabia tests US ties with oil price,” Financial Times, October 16, 2014

Quoted in “When do falling oil prices start to hurt?” CBS Moneywatch, October 15, 2014

Quoted in “Falling oil price raises questions on viability of shale,” Financial Times, October 14, 2014

Quoted in “IEA says OPEC unlikely to cut production,” Financial Times, October 14, 2014

Quoted on Saudi oil policy in “Privately, Saudis tell oil market:  Get used to lower prices,” Reuters, October 12, 2014

Appeared in NPR’s Marketplace, October 10, 2014, “What could slow U.S.’s surging oil output? Low prices.”

Quoted on impact of falling oil prices on US shale oil producers, “As oil prices tank, new era of abundance seen dawning,” Reuters, October 7, 2014

Testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on LNG exports, June 19, 2014.

Dallas Business Journal article (sub required) on Vice President Garrett Golding, who will establish The Rapidan Group’s presence in Dallas, TX this summer, June 13, 2014

Testimony by Senior Advisor Scott Modell before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on regional implications of a nuclear deal with Iran, June 12, 2014

Interview on energy policy with Gov Jon Huntsman and Alan Fleischmann, Sirius XM’s No Labels Radio, May 31, 2014

Interview with NPR’s MarketPlace on Russia and US energy companies, April 30, 2014

The Rapidan Group Welcomes Neil Quilliam Press Release 22April2014

Rapidan Group Dallas Office Press Release April 14, 2014

The Rapidan_Group_Welcomes_Scott_Modell_Press_Release_20Mar2014

Quoted suggesting the US is an “arsenal of energy” in a New York Times article “U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin” by Coral Davenport and Steven Erlanger, March 6, 2014

Cited in Reuters article “CERAWEEK – For oil traders, a vexing new risk: US politics“, March 2, 2014

Quoted in Saudi America, the Economics of Shale Oil, The Economist, February 15, 2014

Interview on Platts Energy Week TV with David Goldwyn on the Keystone XL pipeline, February 9, 2014

Interview with Steve Curwood of Public Radio International’s Living on Earth program on the Keystone XL pipeline, February 7, 2014

Quoted in New York Times article “Report Opens Way to Approval for Keystone Pipeline” by Coral Davenport, January 31, 2014

Quoted Washington Post article “State Department releases Keystone XL final environmental impact statement” by Juliet Eilperin and Steve Mufson, January 31, 2014

Interviewed by Maclean’s in a feature article on the Keystone Pipeline and associated documentary Pipeline Politics by Canada’s Cable Public Affairs Channel, January, 2014

Interview with Dukascopy Forex Television, November 14, 2013

Quoted in “Does OPEC still have the US over a barrel?” by Washington Post’s Steve Mufson, October 11, 2013

Well intentioned but flawed, U.S. biofuel policy in need of change,” Reuters Op-Ed co-written with Jason Bordoff, July 26, 2013

Iran Sanctions and Oil Markets,” Platts EnergyWeek TV panel, June 2, 2013

Some Lawmakers Call for Total Ban on Iranian Oil,” Washington Post, May 14, 2013

“Iranian Nukes and Global Oil,” The American Interest, March/April 2013 issue, subscription required.

American Energy Outlook:  Technology, Market and Policy Drivers,” Testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, February 13, 2013

Geopolitical Jitters May Dictate Course of World Economy,” Bloomberg, December 17, 2012

Interview on natural gas policy in December 2012/January 2013 issue of American Gas

Marketplace, NPR interview, U.S. energy production already affecting OPEC, December 11, 2012

Interview by Platts on SPR policy, December 4, 2012 (subscription required)

Russia Today interview on Iran’s nuclear program, November 18, 2012.

Post-Election Energy Policy Outlook, Platts Energy Week TV, November 9, 2012 interview with David Goldwyn, Part 1 and 2

Republican response to Chatham House Election Note on US energy policy, October 24, 2012

US Poll’s Limited Effect on Energy Policy,” Javier Blas, Financial Times, September 18, 2012

Time to Tighten the Noose on Iran,” Opinion Editorial, Financial Times, June 27, 2012

Space Mountain Pump Prices,” Testimony to the House Committee on Small Business, May 9, 2012

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: A Looming Crisis For the Oil Market,” Presentation to the Institute for Energy Economics, Japan, March 28, 2012.

Interview on Bloomberg TV’s Inside Track program, March 21, 2012

How to handle oil price volatility,” Expert Roundup, Council on Foreign Relations, March 19, 2012

“Space Mountain” Pump Prices, written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, March 7, 2012

Interview on rising gasoline prices and policy options, Platts Energy Week TV, with Jason Grumet, February 24, 2012

Interview on KT McFarland’s DEFCON 3 program,, February 15, 2012

Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran,” Energy Brief for the Council on Foreign Relations, January 2012.

Testimony delivered to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, on “Changing Energy Markets and US National Security,” December 16, 2011.

“Tehran’s shadow is back over the oil market,” Javier Blas, The Financial Times, November 4, 2011

“Rapidan Group Sees Oil Up By $175/barrel if Iran Attacked” Oil and Gas Journal, November 4, 2011

Interview on Iran and oil markets, Platts Energy Week TV, October 16, 2011

Outlook for US Biofuels, remarks to Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Symposium on Managing Risk in Agriculture, July 19, 2011

PowerPoint from a presentation to the US Association for Energy Economics, on “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release, Implications for Markets and Policy,” Washington, DC, July, 14, 2011

Supply Shock: Does Releasing Oil Reserves Signal the End of OPEC Price Control?” Knowledge@Wharton, Finance and Investment, July 13, 2011

The unpredictable forces behind oil prices,” Steven Mufson, Washington Post Outlook article, July 1, 2011

Traders abuzz at timing of U.S.-led oil talks, price swings,” Reuters, June 30, 2011

“A Crude Predicament:  The Era of Volatile Oil Prices,” Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2011, co-authored with Michael Levi

Interview on OPEC and oil markets, Platts Energy Week TV, May 8, 2011

Private briefing for US Senate on oil markets and geopolitical unrest, March 15, 2011

“Does OPEC Still Matter?”  Michael Levi’s Council on Foreign Relations blog, March 7, 2011

“Oil markets and Arab unrest, the price of fear,” The Economist, March 3, 2011