Why are oil prices going down again?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 14, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the cause of the latest price drop. 

How can geopolitical forces impact energy production?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 16, 2019

It happened half a world away, but the drone strike that hit a Saudi Arabian oil facility will mean drivers could soon see the price of a gallon of gas go up.

Why was the historic decision to sell bonds necessary for Saudi Arabia?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 20, 2016

For the first time in history, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is selling bonds on international markets. Dr. Perryman says the effort to force out Texas shale producers has come at a steep price.

Column Published in syndication October 26, 2016

On October 19, Saudi Arabia held its first international bond sale - EVER! The sale, which received orders of $67 billion for the $17.5 billion in bonds offered, is the largest to date from an emerging market economy. Investors eagerly welcomed the offering as a way to achieve further exposure in the Middle East given recent expectations that the price of oil will rebound next year. The kingdom offered dollar-denominated bonds with yields slightly higher than US Treasuries with similar maturities. In total, Saudi Arabia raised $5.5 billion of both 5- and 10-year bonds and another $6.5 billion in 30-year bonds.