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Saudi Forces Thwart Houthi Attack On Oil City

Saudi Forces Thwart Houthi Attack On Oil City

Saudi Arabia has prevented yet…

The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

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Hydrogen Will Play A Key Role In The Gulf’s Energy Transition

Sep 24, 2021 at 13:24 | Oxford Business Group

With hydrocarbon-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning towards multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally sustainable solution.…

The Afghanistan Debacle Was A Major Wake Up Call For NATO

Sep 21, 2021 at 11:51 | Global Risk Insights

Overview of Prior EU Bureaucratic Actions The vestiges of the Trump administration’s “America first” foreign policy have forced Europe to consider more autonomous defense initiatives. The EU lacks…

Saudi Forces Thwart Houthi Attack On Oil City

Sep 17, 2021 at 09:03 | Irina Slav

Saudi Arabia has prevented yet another attack by the Yemeni Houthis, this time in the city of Jazan, which is home to extensive Aramco oil infrastructure. Reuters reported the…

The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

Sep 16, 2021 at 10:57 | Vanand Meliksetian

The history of oil and natural gas is marred by instability and conflict. The rise of the Eastern Mediterranean as a prolific energy region has increased existing tensions…

Can China Succeed Where America Failed In Afghanistan?

Sep 09, 2021 at 10:44 | Global Risk Insights

China’s long-standing policy of non-interference is challenged by the cruel geopolitical realities and developments in the country with which it shares its smallest border. The U.S. military withdrawal,…

Libya’s Oil Industry May Be On The Verge Of Another Breakdown

Sep 06, 2021 at 14:12 | Simon Watkins

With its crude oil production already the subject of various ongoing political divisions since the onset of civil war in 2011, another rift has opened up, this time…

Europe Needs Nord Stream 2 More Than It Likes To Admit

Sep 06, 2021 at 14:10 | Irina Slav

When construction began on the second Nord Stream pipeline that was going to double the volume of natural gas ships to Europe—most of it to Germany—the European Union…

Aramco On Lockdown After Houthi Missile Attack

Sep 06, 2021 at 09:24 | Charles Kennedy

Saudi Arabia had intercepted a ballistic missile attack on facilities owned by state oil major Aramco in the Eastern Region, Reuters has reported, citing the Saudi defense ministry. Earlier

Iran Eyes Further 1 Million Bpd Output Boost From Huge Oilfields

Aug 31, 2021 at 13:22 | Simon Watkins

Irrespective of how quickly a new iteration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – ‘nuclear deal’ – is signed between Iran and the U.S., plus the…

What Would A World Without OPEC Look Like?

Aug 27, 2021 at 10:44 | Irina Slav

A few years ago, as U.S. shale oil production soared towards 11 and then 12 million bpd, turning the country into the world’s largest oil producer, it was…

Could Venezuela Become Latin America’s Afghanistan?

Aug 25, 2021 at 11:43 | Matthew Smith

The Biden administration, along with U.S. intelligence and military agencies, was stunned by the gains made by the Taliban which saw them seize the Afghan capital Kabul and…

Middle East Security Concerns Could Threaten The Global Economy

Aug 25, 2021 at 11:40 | RFE/RL staff

There was recently an attack on the Mercer Street vessel belonging to an Israeli billionaire, with Iran being blamed for the incident. These kinds of attacks have been…

The U.S. Isn’t Done With Its Fight Against Nord Stream 2 Just Yet

Aug 23, 2021 at 10:18 | ZeroHedge

On Friday, the Biden administration announced new sanctions against one Russian ship and two Russian individuals involved in the Nord Stream 2 natural…

Iran’s Huge Caspian Gas Find Is A Geopolitical Gamechanger

Aug 19, 2021 at 10:33 | Simon Watkins

Iran last week revealed a huge new gas deposit located in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea. The ‘Chalous’ structure is to be developed with the intention…

The Afghanistan Crisis Could Destabilize The Region

Aug 17, 2021 at 11:59 | Eurasianet

Governments across Central Asia appear as stunned as the rest of the international community in the face of the rapid disintegration of order in neighboring Afghanistan.

Islamic State Attacks Iraqi Oil Field

Aug 16, 2021 at 07:34 | Irina Slav

An attack with an explosive device on an oil field in the northern Iraqi region of Kirkuk was blamed on Islamic State militants, according to an unnamed source who

Colombia’s Oil Industry Faces Major Uncertainty

Aug 13, 2021 at 11:36 | Matthew Smith

Post-FARC peace treaty violence is at an all-time high with 2021 on track to be the most violent year in Colombia in a decade. Massacres and violent crimes,…

Why An Oil Deal Between Kurdistan And Baghdad Is Unlikely

Aug 12, 2021 at 10:57 | Simon Watkins

The recent transfer of IQD200 billion (US$137 million) from the Federal Government of Iraq (FGI) in Baghdad to the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan’s government (KRG) in Erbil raised…

A Major Rift Remains Within OPEC

Aug 11, 2021 at 10:21 | Vanand Meliksetian

Conflicts and major disagreements within OPEC usually go unnoticed as member states use consultation and decision-making mechanisms that prevent a public mess. The UAE’s recent decision to do…

France Pressures Iran To Rejoin The Nuclear Deal

Aug 09, 2021 at 12:05 | RFE/RL staff

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Iran to resume talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers but Iran's new hard-line president, Ebrahim Raisi, says that…

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