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Gregory Brew

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Gregory Brew

Biography

Gregory Brew is a researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Georgetown University in oil history and American foreign policy. He is a fellow at the Metropolitan Society for International Affairs, and his work has appeared in The Conversation, the Houston Chronicle, Mediterranean Quarterly, Iranian Studies, E-International Relations and Modern Diplomacy. Follow him at @gbrew24

Latest articles from Gregory

  • Why Is Saudi Arabia Desperate For Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 36,593 times

    As OPEC’s most significant member and one of the largest crude oil producers in the world, Saudi Arabia typically exerts considerable power over global energy…

  • Who Controls The Oil As Kurdish Independence Looms?

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 6,000 times

    Kurdistan, the autonomous region of northern Iraq that is rich in oil resources and has proven an effective force against the spread of the Islamic…

  • OPEC Members Pursue Own Agenda As Glut Persists

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 12,915 times

    Amid reports of inventory increases, further surges in future non-OPEC supply and prices lying stagnant in the $40s, it’s becoming clear that the OPEC deal…

  • Is This The First Sign Of A U.S., Chinese Solar War?

    Published 12 June 2017 | viewed 15,256 times

    After a banner year for solar power installation in the United States, reports on the progress of solar power in the first quarter of 2017…

  • What Is Behind The Diplomatic Crisis In The Persian Gulf?

    Published 05 June 2017 | viewed 14,012 times

    A sudden diplomatic crisis broke out in the Persian Gulf on June 5, as a coalition of countries moved to isolate Qatar, the tiny oil…

  • Will Trump’s Paris Agreement Decision Help Or Hurt The Energy Sector?

    Published 04 June 2017 | viewed 8,116 times

    President Donald Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, which he announced before an audience outside the White House…

  • Should Markets Fear Iran’s Plans To Boost Oil Output?

    Published 31 May 2017 | viewed 7,478 times

    Last week’s OPEC meeting was characterized by a certain banality. The news that OPEC and non-OPEC members would agree to another nine months of production…

  • Vienna Was A Bust: What’s Next For OPEC?

    Published 28 May 2017 | viewed 10,481 times

    At its conference in Vienna, OPEC announced a nine-month extension of its November 2016 deal to cut production. Markets were singularly unimpressed with the decision, which…

  • Russia And The Saudis: An Oil Marriage Of Convenience

    Published 22 May 2017 | viewed 7,511 times

    President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last week was full of pageantry, defense agreements and rhetoric extolling the decades-long Saudi-US alignment. Among the various…

  • Is The U.S.-China LNG Deal Really A Win?

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 10,491 times

    Despite harsh campaign rhetoric, including accusations of currency manipulation, the Trump Administration’s recent trade deal with China represents a shift towards improving relations. One big…

  • OPEC Expects U.S. Driving Season To Save Oil Prices

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 11,959 times

    Prices enjoyed a boost last week from encouraging inventory reports. Both the EIA and the API reported large draws on crude inventories, signaling that demand…

  • Will New Pipelines Be Enough To Handle The Permian Boom?

    Published 09 May 2017 | viewed 9,836 times

    As production in the Permian Basin continues to increase, the accompanying infrastructure has struggled to keep up. Expansions to pipeline capacity are needed to handle…

  • All Eyes On Saudi Arabia As OPEC Begins To Unravel

    Published 02 May 2017 | viewed 35,418 times

    Has OPEC failed? That’s the question analysts have begun to ask, approaching the group’s next meeting later this month. When the members gather at their headquarters…

  • Canadian Oil Patch Shrugs Off Trumps Trade War Threat

    Published 30 April 2017 | viewed 6,887 times

    Despite the recent flight of investment from the west Canadian tar sands, Canada hasn’t deviated from its course and continues to embrace major energy projects,…

  • Can An OPEC Extension Push Oil To $60?

    Published 25 April 2017 | viewed 21,191 times

    It now seems quite likely that OPEC will agree to an extension of November’s production cut agreement at their May meeting. The question facing analysts…

  • Bullish Oil Price Predictions Should Be Treated With Caution

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 11,790 times

    Despite prices levelling off and a continued resurgence in American production, bullish predictions on future prices are stacking up as analysts weigh in on where…

  • Is Aramco IPO Behind Saudi Eagerness For OPEC Cut Extension?

    Published 16 April 2017 | viewed 11,273 times

    Clear signs emerged this week that the OPEC production cuts in place since November 2016 may be extended past their June 2017 deadline. On Tuesday,…

  • U.S. Oil Production, Imports Rise Faster Than Expected

    Published 12 April 2017 | viewed 14,753 times

    The EIA’s short-term energy outlook, released on April 11, predicted increases in American energy production, along with an increase in imports. The agency’s forward predictions…

  • Energy Employment Surges With U.S. Shale Production

    Published 09 April 2017 | viewed 8,290 times

    A major bright spot in the March 2017 American jobs report was the apparent recovery of the mining sector, the employment area associated with oil…

  • Is Natural Gas In The Midst Of A Boom-Bust Cycle?

    Published 04 April 2017 | viewed 16,242 times

    After six decades of relying on outside sources, the United States is poised to become a consistent net exporter of natural gas. The shale boom…

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