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Geopolitics

The Implications Of A Fractured U.S., Saudi Alliance

The Implications Of A Fractured U.S., Saudi Alliance

Oct 16, 2018 at 16:43 | Tim Daiss

After the resurgence of the U.S. oil industry in recent years due to hydraulic fracking and the shale oil revolution, most thought the days of Middle Eastern oil producers, Saudi…

Iran’s New Gray Area Oil Trade Strategy

Iran’s New Gray Area Oil Trade Strategy

Oct 12, 2018 at 17:30 | Irina Slav

Iran is resurrecting its stock exchange, last used four years ago, to sell one million barrels of crude, the National Iranian Oil Company said in a statement quoted by…

A New Era Of Geopolitical Risk In Global Oil Markets

A New Era Of Geopolitical Risk In Global Oil Markets

Oct 08, 2018 at 16:32 | Tim Daiss

Amid never ending talk and speculation over how many more barrels of Iranian oil will be removed from global markets once sanctions slated to hit Iran’s oil production on November…

Is The U.S. Using Force To Sell Its LNG To The World?

Is The U.S. Using Force To Sell Its LNG To The World?

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:09 | Robert Berke

The Trump Administration trade policy is nowhere so clear as in the energy area. For years it was thought that the younger Bush Administration was one of the most energy…

This Country Strengthens Ties With Iran As U.S. Sanctions Loom

This Country Strengthens Ties With Iran As U.S. Sanctions Loom

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:08 | Haley Zaremba

Oman has long been nicknamed the “Switzerland of the Middle East” thanks to the nation’s peace-focused diplomacy measures and a tendency toward neutrality and mediation. Despite being geographically surrounded by…

Kazakhstan’s Fuel Crisis Is A Thing Of The Past

Kazakhstan’s Fuel Crisis Is A Thing Of The Past

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:08 | Eurasianet

Under a new deal being signed with Russia on October 3, Kazakhstan will be permitted to export car fuel — a sign that severe domestic shortages may be a thing of…

Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb For Oil Markets

Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb For Oil Markets

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:37 | Cyril Widdershoven

Iraq’s ministry of oil has published a very optimistic report on the country’s capability to ramp up production, but internal political issues could lead to a new crisis after this…

Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?

Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?

Sep 27, 2018 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration and some others in the U.S. government have sent some not-so-subtle hints lately that they are open to a military invasion of Venezuela to oust President Nicolas…

How Much Does The U.S. Spend On Defending Global Oil Supplies?

How Much Does The U.S. Spend On Defending Global Oil Supplies?

Sep 24, 2018 at 13:39 | Tim Daiss

President Trump’s insistence that the U.S. is unfairly shouldering the cost of protecting global sea shipping lanes for major oil producing nations received a new boost last week. A report…

Venezuela Can Wreck U.S.-Chinese Relations

Venezuela Can Wreck U.S.-Chinese Relations

Sep 21, 2018 at 17:10 | Irina Slav

When the New York Times earlier this month reported that President Trump had met with Venezuelan military officers unhappy with the country’s government to discuss a coup against Nicolas…

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