Energy Security, Oil Shocks and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)

Principal Objectives of the Project

(Oil Fires, Oil Wells, and the Defense of Oil)

The work in this area includes:

  • Studies of Strategic Petroleum Reserve size and drawdown policies.
  • Reviews of the macroeconomic costs of oil price disruptions.
  • Studies of the social costs of oil use and imports.

Documentation and Reports

    Oil and Energy Security

    Oil Imports Costs and Benefits

    Macroeconomic Cost of Oil Price Shocks

    Strategic Petroleum Reserves

For more information, contact:
Paul Leiby (, 865-574-7720)