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War With Iran Could Send Oil To $250

War With Iran Could Send Oil To $250

As tensions between Iran and…

The Bearish Threat Within OPEC

The Bearish Threat Within OPEC

Following a dramatic collapse in…

Geopolitics / Africa

Africa No.1 Risk Area for Oil Tankers

Africa No.1 Risk Area for Oil Tankers

Feb 06, 2013 at 17:23 | John Daly

First, the good news.Piracy off Somalia is down. In 2012, there were 297 piracy attacks and 28 hijackings worldwide, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting…

Foreign Energy Investors Should Not Give Up on Egypt

Foreign Energy Investors Should Not Give Up on Egypt

Feb 06, 2013 at 17:21 | Jen Alic

Egypt is not only hungry for energy—it’s starving, and this starvation will play a role in the underlying revolutionary instability that has foreign investors asking whether the other boot is…

Mali, Nigeria, and the Bigger Picture

Mali, Nigeria, and the Bigger Picture

Feb 05, 2013 at 16:52 | Gregory R. Copley

The Mali War will be neither simple nor quick, ‘though the players all wish it so.  Timboctou, almost a year in the hands of militants, had fallen to…

Investors Beware: Egypt's Revolution is Not Over

Investors Beware: Egypt's Revolution is Not Over

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

In April, Egypt will hold crucial parliamentary elections. Preparations for this are being undertaken against an extremely volatile backdrop of violent protests, a state of emergency in three key provinces,…

Further Attempts to Destabilize Egypt

Further Attempts to Destabilize Egypt

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Religious violence between Christians and Muslims in Egypt erupts to a dangerous level. In the city of Luxor, in highly Christian-populated Qena province, Muslim protesters attacked Christian-run shops and…

Chevron Hits Morocco, Majors only Blink over Algeria

Chevron Hits Morocco, Majors only Blink over Algeria

Jan 24, 2013 at 16:49 | Jen Alic

Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX), one of the world’s four largest integrated companies, is now planning to explore for oil in Morocco’s deep waters in a deal that would give it a…

Why This is All Libya's Fault

Why This is All Libya's Fault

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

A Libyan defense force charged with making sure the nation's oil sector is secured said it was strengthening its lines along the western and southern borders given regional instability. A…

Algeria Hostage Crisis - Look to Mali for Answers

Algeria Hostage Crisis - Look to Mali for Answers

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Islamic militants generally based in Mali launched an attack on Monday/Tuesday on a BP-operated gas field in the neighboring Algerian Sahara desert. They took over 600 hostages from 10…

Yemen - Oil War to Intensify

Yemen - Oil War to Intensify

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:54 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Just east of the capital Sana’a at least five people have been killed in fighting near an oil pipeline that began the last week of December. Tribes…

China in Africa: Partners in the Year of the Snake

China in Africa: Partners in the Year of the Snake

Dec 31, 2012 at 14:50 | Jen Alic

African exports to China have increased six-fold since 2000 alone, the bulk of it in oil, and this year, China surpassed the US and Europe as Africa’s largest trading partner.…


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