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Suitably Pacified, Rosneft to Invest in Chechen Oil Infrastructure

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:16 | John Daly

Foreign energy companies will be intrigued to learn that Russia’s turbulent Caucasian republic of Chechnya is now open for investment in its hydrocarbon industry. Chechnya’s troubled relationship with…

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Sudan Attacks after Machar’s Falied Diplomatic Mission

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:10 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

With input from Juba, Khartoum, and London resources. South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has begun escalating his attacks against Pres. Salva Kiir in order to divert attention from the total…

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Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise has Energy Undertones

Jul 06, 2013 at 15:29 | John Daly

For centuries, maritime powers have used their navies to “show the flag” in contested naval issues. Unlike armies, which must mobilize on frontiers, or air forces, which would need to…

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THE Game-Changing Mexico Opportunity

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:59 | Editorial Dept

What if Mexico were to privatize its state-owned oil company Pemex around the same time that the US and Mexico ended the moratorium on oil and gas production along their…

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POLITICAL ALERTS - Jordan Considers Israeli Gas

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:03 | Editorial Dept

Qatar Emir Cedes Power to SonEmir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (61) ceded power Tuesday to his 33-year-old son, Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani. This is not a…

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Market Celebrates Egypt’s Coup, But It’s Not Over Yet

Jul 05, 2013 at 11:26 | Jen Alic

The situation in Egypt has not been tenable since the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi took over, post-revolution, but now that the military has stepped in, ousted Morsi and…

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Heartburn in Washington: India Calls Iran “Critical” to their Energy Future

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:21 | John Daly

It is no secret that the South and East Asian economies have chafed under the multi-layered sanctions adopted by the United States, European Union and United Nations Security council against…

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Oil, Natural Gas and Mayhem

Jul 02, 2013 at 17:14 | Claude Salhani

Recent discoveries of oil and natural gas fields off the coasts of Lebanon and Israel are not likely to settle any of the region’s long-standing disputes. Rather they may instead…

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Transparency Squabble Stalls US-Mexico Oil & Gas Deal

Jul 02, 2013 at 17:10 | Jen Alic

The US House has ratified an agreement governing oil and gas development along the US-Mexico border, possibly breaking the moratorium on production here and adding in a controversial clause that…

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Oil and Human Rights Don't Mix for Kazakhstan

Jul 02, 2013 at 17:06 | Daniel J. Graeber

The British government got an earful from Kazakhstan this week despite Prime Minister David Cameron's economic outreach. The prime minister arrived Sunday in Kazakhstan to help launch one of the…

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