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Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

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Is Iraq On The Brink Of Civil War?

Is Iraq On The Brink Of Civil War?

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Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

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Geopolitics

Are Oil Markets Becoming Immune To Geopolitical Risk?

Are Oil Markets Becoming Immune To Geopolitical Risk?

Oct 20, 2017 at 10:14 | Gregory Brew

After lying dormant for a few months, the risk premium in oil is back. That, at least, is what many analysts have begun declaring in the wake…

Half A Million Bpd At Risk From Geopolitical Firestorm

Half A Million Bpd At Risk From Geopolitical Firestorm

Oct 17, 2017 at 16:41 | Nick Cunningham

It’s been a long time since geopolitical developments caused major movements in the oil price, but the escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, combined with the sudden military clashes…

Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

Oct 16, 2017 at 17:03 | Cyril Widdershoven

The expected military operation of Iraqi forces against the Kurdish peshmergas in Kirkuk has begun. Sources indicate that the Iraqi military, supported by Shia militias and Iranian forces, are battling…

Iraq Seizes Kirkuk, Briefly Knocks 350,000 Bpd Offline

Iraq Seizes Kirkuk, Briefly Knocks 350,000 Bpd Offline

Oct 16, 2017 at 12:00 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices spiked on Monday after Iraqi forces seized the oil fields around Kirkuk, which had largely been under Kurdish control since 2014. There were conflicting reports as of Monday,…

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Oct 13, 2017 at 17:45 | Cyril Widdershoven

American President Donald Trump has officially decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran deal, while hitting Iranian power players—especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—with a new list…

Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Oct 13, 2017 at 09:31 | Irina Slav

Kurdistan authorities have accused the central Iraqi government of planning to seize oil fields in the autonomous region. Baghdad is amassing military power in two areas south of Kirkuk…

New Iran Sanctions Could Send Oil Prices Higher

New Iran Sanctions Could Send Oil Prices Higher

Oct 11, 2017 at 17:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Oil prices are bound to remain low over the next couple of years, but two potential events could send them either higher than today’s levels or sinking into the $30s—new…

Is Iraq On The Brink Of Civil War?

Is Iraq On The Brink Of Civil War?

Oct 11, 2017 at 15:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

For much of the past month, the Kurdistan referendum on independence and its possible implications for the region have dominated news headlines from the Middle East. The fate of Kurdistan-controlled…

Saudis Lose Market Share To OPEC Rivals

Saudis Lose Market Share To OPEC Rivals

Oct 10, 2017 at 09:47 | Irina Slav

Iraq and Iran increased their crude oil shipments abroad last month, taking advantage of lower Saudi exports to key destinations to expand their international market share. Data from Bloomberg…

Oil Giants At Odds As Saudi, Russian Ties Improve

Oil Giants At Odds As Saudi, Russian Ties Improve

Oct 09, 2017 at 16:02 | Nicholas Trickett

Oil Royalties Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Moscow last Wednesday, the first such visit by a Saudi monarch since the Soviet Union collapsed. Two topics dominated…

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