The Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations recently posted the inaugural publication of its "Global Themes Forum," an occasional series of articles, essays and thought pieces about topical global affairs issues. The first installment is a thought piece on global oil markets titled, "U.S. Energy Supply Alters Benchmarks and Trade Scenarios." See the item listed January 27,2015. And if the big picture isn't of concern, a dive into global oil markets after the Saudi succession, or how consolidation in the U.S. energy industry is beginning, may be of interest.
1) "Post-Saudi Succession, Oil Markets Seeking An Elusive Equilibrium" here.
2) The Energy Transfer merger between "family" members: "Energy Transfer Merger Creates Second Largest MLP, Scale Economies" here.