WVUE Fox 8: Oil prices, Middle East tensions and Louisiana

March 01, 2021

Pierre Conner

Pierre Conner, professor of practice and executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed by WVUE Fox 8 for a story about the impact of tensions in the Middle East on oil prices. Conner said that while political conflict could result in an increase in oil prices, a bigger driver will be growing U.S. demand as the pandemic eases.

“The drivers of pricing are very inelastic when it comes to gasoline; we need to drive regardless of the prices and that is going to be the biggest driver, will be the rebound coming out of COVID as we increase mobility,” said Conner.

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