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The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

Apr 11, 2017 at 17:06 | Cyril Widdershoven

The U.S. cruise missiles that were fired on Syria will have severe repercussions for the global oil market. The current price hike could be short-lived, but new confrontations are already…

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Oil Markets Turn Bullish Amid Spiking Geopolitical Risk

Apr 10, 2017 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

The surprise airstrikes by the U.S. on a Syrian airfield late last week brought an element of geopolitical risk back to the oil markets, adding support to crude prices. Historically,…

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Venezuela Is The Wild Card In The OPEC Deal Extension

Apr 10, 2017 at 13:46 | Jacob Urban

News coming out of Venezuela over the past two years has reeked of corruption and failed political leadership: a long list of shortages, rampant poverty, incrimination of the…

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Poland Seeking New Energy Sources For ‘’Security Reasons’’

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:05 | RFE/RL staff

In a visit to the United States this week, Mateusz Morawiecki, who is also Poland's minister of economic development, met with U.S. Energy Secretary RIck Perry to discuss purchasing U.S.…

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Sanctions Not Slowing Russian Arctic Ambitions

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:43 | The Jamestown Foundation

The director of the Russian transport ministry’s Department of Maritime and River Transportation, Vitalii Klyuyev, spoke, on March 24, at the “LNG [liquefied natural gas] Bunkering Market as an Alternative”…

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Is War Brewing In The South China Sea?

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | ZeroHedge

Adding fuel to an already highly combustible situation in Southeast Asia, Reuters reported Tuesday that China has “largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has…

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Tensions Grow In The Southern Gas Corridor

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | The Jamestown Foundation

Europe’s longest running conflict was reactivated in Karabakh on February 25, with cease-fire violations along the line of contact. The skirmishes lasted a few days and left several soldiers dead…

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What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:05 | Eurasianet

Western media may not be paying much attention to Ukraine now, but this does not mean that the conflict there has been frozen, much less settled. The ceasefire concluded in…

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Global Energy Advisory March 24th 2017

Mar 24, 2017 at 15:14 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Violence in South Sudan has further spiked after the announcement of a $500-million oil exploration deal between the government and Nigerian Oranto Petroleum. Rebel forces…

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A New Start For Egypt And Saudi Arabia’s Weathered Relationship

Mar 22, 2017 at 12:19 | Cyril Widdershoven

Saudi oil shipments to Egypt have resumed after several months of political crisis between Cairo and Riyadh. Egyptian oil ministry sources stated on 19 March that the first two oil…

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