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High Prices Benefit Iran Despite Lost Oil Exports

High Prices Benefit Iran Despite Lost Oil Exports

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahagiri…

The Oil Markets Are At A Confusing Crossroads

The Oil Markets Are At A Confusing Crossroads

The latest IEA report suggests…

Energy / Crude Oil

China Buys $5 Billion Share in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan Caspian Field

China Buys $5 Billion Share in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan Caspian Field

Sep 18, 2013 at 18:08 | John Daly

One of the greatest overlooked stories of the past two decades is China’s slow economic penetration of the former Soviet Central Asian states. Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Kazakhstan on…

Nigeria becoming World’s 1st Failed Petrostate?

Nigeria becoming World’s 1st Failed Petrostate?

Sep 09, 2013 at 17:47 | John Daly

If it is not common for insurgencies to telegraph their intentions in advance, as it can provide defenders with valuable early intelligence, then Nigeria’s Movement for the Emancipation of the…

How Events in Syria Affect the Global Oil Markets

How Events in Syria Affect the Global Oil Markets

Sep 09, 2013 at 17:39 | James Hamilton

The growing likelihood [1], [2], [3] of U.S. military action in Syria seems to be one factor in the recent sharp rise in oil prices.

Mali: Straight out of Conflict into Exploration

Mali: Straight out of Conflict into Exploration

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:03 | Editorial Dept

Mali can barely be called “post-conflict”—despite the rhetoric following the conclusion of 11 August runoff elections—yet oil exploration deals are already being cut in the north. Indeed, they were being…

Looking for the Next Mega Oil Play

Looking for the Next Mega Oil Play

Sep 04, 2013 at 16:58 | Dave Forest

News came out last week that Apache is divesting a big chunk of its Egyptian oil acreage.The company will sell one-third of its rights there to Sinopec for…

Tight Global Oil Supplies Turn Syria into an International Problem

Tight Global Oil Supplies Turn Syria into an International Problem

Sep 03, 2013 at 17:22 | Kurt Cobb

I've been watching old episodes of The West Wing, the acclaimed television series about life and work in the West Wing of the White House. In one sequence of…

Syria Barely a Blip on International Oil Market

Syria Barely a Blip on International Oil Market

Sep 02, 2013 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Energy Agency said last week it was staying on the sidelines despite the recent spike in crude oil prices. Brent prices are up more than 10 percent since…

U.S. Regulators Start Oil-by-Rail Probe

U.S. Regulators Start Oil-by-Rail Probe

Aug 30, 2013 at 21:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. regulators said last year was the safest on record for the rail industry. In terms of volume, the Association of American Railroads said the cumulative volume of carloads carried…

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:20 | James Stafford

As with everything else, it’s all about economic feasibility. This is the story of kerogen (oil shale), and could be a huge one, or it could just stay in the…

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Norway’s September elections will likely end the battle over oil drilling off the Lofoten islands and pave the way most notably for Statoil ASA (STL) to drill for…

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