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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

  • Could The Gulf Dispute Actually Help Iran?

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 3,527 times

    The on-going diplomatic feud in the Persian Gulf pitting Qatar against a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia has already disrupted regional affairs…

  • Is This A Sign That The OPEC Deal Is Doomed?

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 4,447 times

    Late on Monday the oil world was shocked to learn that Ecuador planned on exceeding its OPEC production quota, publicly breaking from the supply cuts…

  • Iran Looks To Close More Deals But Oil Majors Are Cautious

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 2,707 times

    Iran is on track to reach a major national milestone this year, if the nation’s oil spokesmen are to be believed. On Wednesday deputy oil…

  • Falling Costs Push Renewable Investment Ahead Of Fossil Fuels

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 5,256 times

    According to the IEA’s World Energy Investment report, investment in electricity finally surpassed investment in oil and gas in 2016, for the first time in…

  • Are Supermajors Spooked By Peak Oil Demand?

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 9,191 times

    Will the world’s appetite for crude oil ever be sated? For decades, it was widely presumed that demand for petroleum would grow steadily in line…

  • Does This Oil Price Rally Have Legs?

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 17,498 times

    After a couple of miserable weeks, oil traders were finally offered some good news this week as prices started ticking back up, futures improved and…

  • What To Expect From Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Speech

    Published 29 June 2017 | viewed 6,726 times

    This week is “Energy Week,” when the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump emphasizes its policy towards oil and gas, particularly its general goal of…

  • Russia’s Pipeline Play Has Eastern Europe On Edge

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 9,092 times

    Russia has been a major energy supplier to the European market for decades, and is looking to expand its dominance with a new pipeline that…

  • Why Is Saudi Arabia Desperate For Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 38,970 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 6,867 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 13,776 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 16,711 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 14,551 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 8,569 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 8,032 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 10,854 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 7,862 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 11,491 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 12,557 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 10,142 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…

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