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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Africa

The Biggest Catalyst In Oil Markets Is Going Unnoticed

The Biggest Catalyst In Oil Markets Is Going Unnoticed

May 08, 2019 at 16:42 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices have fallen sharply on fears of a global economic slowdown, but the markets are overlooking the possibility of a serious outage in Libya as civil war drags on.…

President Of African Oil Producer Sudan Toppled In Military Coup

President Of African Oil Producer Sudan Toppled In Military Coup

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Omar al-Bashir, long-term President of Sudan, was toppled from power by the military on Thursday and placed under “heavy guard”, following months of protests against the government and its…

Big Oil Faces Multibillion Dollar Fallout From Algeria Crisis

Big Oil Faces Multibillion Dollar Fallout From Algeria Crisis

Apr 09, 2019 at 12:49 | Irina Slav

The oil patch is reeling from a political crisis in Algeria that first saw Exxon halt its prospective shale ambitions in the country, and has now spread to major trading…

China-South Sudan Oil Deal Raises Red Flags

China-South Sudan Oil Deal Raises Red Flags

Apr 08, 2019 at 14:00 | Tim Daiss

China has long been criticized for imposing massive debt on developing countries as well as securing their natural resources to help them build up infrastructure with funding by Beijing, something…

New Offensive Brings Libya To The Brink Of War

New Offensive Brings Libya To The Brink Of War

Apr 04, 2019 at 16:46 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar are advancing west toward the capital Tripoli in a renewed confrontation between the rival administrations that could escalate and threaten…

What’s Next For Algeria As Bouteflika Steps Down

What’s Next For Algeria As Bouteflika Steps Down

Apr 04, 2019 at 14:16 | Gregory R. Copley

What does the resignation on April 2, 2019, of Algerian Pres. Abdelaziz Bouteflika mean for the future of his country and the region, and why was the Algerian military so…

This Is the Algerian End Game That Has Oil Investors Worried

This Is the Algerian End Game That Has Oil Investors Worried

Mar 29, 2019 at 18:27 | Damir Kaletovic

Protests that erupted six weeks ago in Algeria have now transformed into a million-strong force against aging Algerian strongman President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, with Exxon having already called the political…

The End-Game For Libya’s Oil Crescent

The End-Game For Libya’s Oil Crescent

Feb 20, 2019 at 17:00 | Cyril Widdershoven

Libyan officials have stated that the control of the El Sharara oilfield has been handed over by LNA forces to Libyan oil security forces, the state controlled oil guards. Even…

Can China Save South Sudan’s Oil Sector?

Can China Save South Sudan’s Oil Sector?

Dec 19, 2018 at 13:41 | Tim Daiss

War-torn South Sudan could become a significant oil producer in the region if the country can manage to maintain a peace deal reached between warring sides in September. However, according…

A Storm Is Brewing In The Southern Gas Corridor

A Storm Is Brewing In The Southern Gas Corridor

Jun 22, 2018 at 17:08 | Vanand Meliksetian

No fewer than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci attended a gathering in…

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