Category: Oil

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BU SHA Dean on impact of gas prices on hospitality industry

With summer right around the corner, Christopher Muller, Dean of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (SHA), discusses how high gas prices impact the hospitality industry, particularly dining out and travel. This is part of a continuing series on gas prices.   Contact Muller at 617-353-6327 or

Mark Williams: Impact of rising gas prices on businesses

Mark Williams, Master Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at Boston University’s School of Management, discusses how rising oil and gas prices impact industries and businesses including travel, transportation, and gas stations themselves. This is the first installment of a continuing series on gas prices.

Obama to set oil import goals

President Obama is expected to call for a reduction of oil imports by one-third in the next decade. Boston University geography professor Robert Kaufmann, director of graduate studies at  BU’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies offers the following comment: “Economic incentives to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports by increasing domestic production will not […]

Experts available to discuss rising oil prices

The New York Times reports that the continuing political unrest in the Middle East, and Libya in particular, has seen a rise in oil prices. The following Boston Univesity experts are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the impact of rising oil prices to the U.S. economy and gas prices. Mark Williams, Executive-in […]