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Shale Oil and Gas Card in Energy Policy: The Case of U.S-India Relations

The schema of the energy policy in Obama administration was a global scale plan for dealing with challenges of the energy scarcity.

Donald Trump and Prime Minister, Narendra Mody of India during a phone call agreed to enhance stability and peace in the Indo-Pacific region throughout of establishment a new mutual ministerial dialogue, which can be lead to elevation of their strategic consultations, then, U.S president welcomed the first shipment of U.S crude oil to India which was shipped from Texas to India. In this dialogue, Donald Trump, pledged the U.S will be “a reliable and long-term supplier of energy to India.”1

     The history of U.S energy policy is an anthology of points2. U.S quest for going to independency in energy is mirrored in a statement by Bengston when he pointed out energy independency for U.S has been a fact of the America’s past and also a vision of the America's future3.Today U.S' energy profile has gone under the change by shale revolution.  

     Trump promising based on providing oil to India in long-term is another piece of puzzle in U.S energy Policy; what has been dubbed as the idea of ''energy Dominance''. The challenges of this new era of U.S energy policy should be matter of consideration for OPEC and Non-OPEC oil producers when it comes to policy-making for control of the oil and energy prices.

     After the oil and gas production, throughout of fracking process, the idea of energy independency has come one step more closely. The idea of the energy independency was applicable to the era that countries were believed in the production within the borders and zero importation, in other word, pre-globalized era. The interconnected and meshed world and economies has paved the way for engagement, thus, the idea of the zero- importation is no longer holds. The preference for today in economy is trading with the stable areas and countries; this is the real meaning of energy security.4

     The schema of the energy policy in Obama administration was a global scale plan for dealing with challenges of the energy scarcity. In his administration, GSGI project7 (distribution of the fracking technology in a global scale) was an American ideal for enhancement of the global energy production and security; in a global market, security of your rival is your security as well; because the oil market is neither domestic, nor regional, but global.  

     It seems the promise to India by Trump is a symbol that unveils the reality of a new stage in American energy policy. After abundance in shale oil production in U.S-the idea of “Energy Dominance” came into the center of the election campaign discussions and then governmental policy; energy dominance is defined as a “strategic, economic, and foreign policy goal of the United States”5. It seems the kernel of the energy dominance idea is that an energy dominant country would be a self-reliant and secure nation in confronting with geopolitical turmoil of other nations who seek to use energy as a political and economic weapon. American DNA has been dubious and replete with fear when it comes to high oil prices for petro-states; the embedded philosophy behind this fear is rooted in both American strategic culture and the reality and the nature of power; in this context a powerful petro state can be source of challenges for U.S' power6, and a secure and dominant U.S in energy would be capable to deal with the eventual challenges.     

 U.S-India Relations Components

A) In American mindset India is a regional player in Indo-Pacific chessboard

B) India as a big democracy in parallel liberal world

C) As an alternative Vis a Vis China in pivot to Asia policy

D) India as an alternative versus Pakistan

E) India's role in Afghanistan for containment of Pakistan's role in Afghanistan

F) India has a big economy and market

Now the question is how the U.S can be able to apply its energy policy throughout of shale oil?

     It seems with bolstering India's energy security a more stable India would be more able to play on the side of returning order to volatile regions of Middle East like Afghanistan. India with a giant economy will be a big consumer and a fat market for shale oil barrels as well. On behalf of the U.S new strategy in Afghanistan and eventual clashes with Pakistan, as the source of Al Qaeda, India can act as an alternative to contain Pakistan. In sum, shale oil exportation is both an opportunity for playing in the global leadership and providing money for dealing with fiscal crises for Trump administration.

By: Ali Torabi          

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Shale Oil and Gas Card in Energy Policy: The Case of U.S-India Relations

The schema of the energy policy in Obama administration was a global scale plan for dealing with challenges of the energy scarcity.
Parvin Faghfouri Azar
Donald Trump and Prime Minister, Narendra Mody of India during a phone call agreed to enhance stability and peace in the Indo-Pacific region throughout of establishment a new mutual ministerial dialogue, which can be lead to elevation of their strategic consultations, then, U.S president welcomed the first shipment of U.S crude oil to India which was shipped from Texas to India. In this dialogue, Donald Trump, pledged the U.S will be “a reliable and long-term supplier of energy to India.”1     The history of U.S energy policy is an anthology of points2. U.S quest for going to independency in energy is mirrored in a statement by Bengston when he pointed out energy independency for U.S has been a fact of the America’s past and also a vision of the America's future3.Today U.S' energy profile has gone under the change by shale revolution.       Trump promising based on providing oil to India in long-term is another piece of puzzle in U.S energy Policy; what has been dubbed as the idea of ''energy Dominance''. The challenges of this new era of U.S energy policy should be matter of consideration for OPEC and Non-OPEC oil producers when it comes to policy-making for control of the oil and energy prices.     After the oil and gas production, throughout of fracking process, the idea of energy independency has come one step more closely. The idea of the energy independency was applicable to the era that countries were believed in the production within the borders and zero importation, in other word, pre-globalized era. The interconnected and meshed world and economies has paved the way for engagement, thus, the idea of the zero- importation is no longer holds. The preference for today in economy is trading with the stable areas and countries; this is the real meaning of energy security.4     The schema of the energy policy in Obama administration was a global scale plan for dealing with challenges of the energy scarcity. In his administration, GSGI project7 (distribution of the fracking technology in a global scale) was an American ideal for enhancement of the global energy production and security; in a global market, security of your rival is your security as well; because the oil market is neither domestic, nor regional, but global.       It seems the promise to India by Trump is a symbol that unveils the reality of a new stage in American energy policy. After abundance in shale oil production in U.S-the idea of “Energy Dominance” came into the center of the election campaign discussions and then governmental policy; energy dominance is defined as a “strategic, economic, and foreign policy goal of the United States”5. It seems the kernel of the energy dominance idea is that an energy dominant country would be a self-reliant and secure nation in confronting with geopolitical turmoil of other nations who seek to use energy as a political and economic weapon. American DNA has been dubious and replete with fear when it comes to high oil prices for petro-states; the embedded philosophy behind this fear is rooted in both American strategic culture and the reality and the nature of power; in this context a powerful petro state can be source of challenges for U.S' power6, and a secure and dominant U.S in energy would be capable to deal with the eventual challenges.      U.S-India Relations ComponentsA) In American mindset India is a regional player in Indo-Pacific chessboardB) India as a big democracy in parallel liberal worldC) As an alternative Vis a Vis China in pivot to Asia policyD) India as an alternative versus PakistanE) India's role in Afghanistan for containment of Pakistan's role in AfghanistanF) India has a big economy and marketNow the question is how the U.S can be able to apply its energy policy throughout of shale oil?     It seems with bolstering India's energy security a more stable India would be more able to play on the side of returning order to volatile regions of Middle East like Afghanistan. India with a giant economy will be a big consumer and a fat market for shale oil barrels as well. On behalf of the U.S new strategy in Afghanistan and eventual clashes with Pakistan, as the source of Al Qaeda, India can act as an alternative to contain Pakistan. In sum, shale oil exportation is both an opportunity for playing in the global leadership and providing money for dealing with fiscal crises for Trump administration.By: Ali Torabi          
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