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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

China and the U.S. in Africa - Who's Ahead?

China and the U.S. in Africa - Who's "Ahead?"

Aug 08, 2012 at 17:25 | John Daly

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of an 11-day trip across sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking on 1 August on the topic “Remarks on Building Sustainable Partnerships in…

Violence may Hinder Sudanese Oil Advances

Violence may Hinder Sudanese Oil Advances

Aug 07, 2012 at 17:11 | Daniel J. Graeber

South Sudan and Sudan made headway in resolving oil disputes lingering since January. A peace deal that secured South Sudan's independence last year called for equal divisions of oil revenue…

Subdued Optimism as Sudan's Cut Oil Transit Deal

Subdued Optimism as Sudan's Cut Oil Transit Deal

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:10 | Jen Alic

Sudan and South Sudan reached an agreement on oil transit fees over the weekend, and while unresolved security and border issues will continue to hinder peace, South Sudan has strengthened…

Can Libya Repel the Invaders and Survive?

Can Libya Repel the Invaders and Survive?

Jul 27, 2012 at 16:57 | Gregory R. Copley

Libyans went, on July 7, 2012, into their first national elections in decades, and foreign observers hailed the fact that the event took place so well, and that democracy had…

Global Energy Could Change as the Autocracies of Ethiopia and Eritrea Fall Apart

Global Energy Could Change as the Autocracies of Ethiopia and Eritrea Fall Apart

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:05 | Gregory R. Copley

The Emperor’s Ghost: How the Transformations in the Horn of Africa and Red Sea Reflect, and Help Change, the Global Energy and Geopolitical SceneThe Red Sea and Africa’s…

Oil Opens Another Frontline of War in Somalia

Oil Opens Another Frontline of War in Somalia

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:52 | Jen Alic

Kenya has raised the ire of Somalia by awarding offshore oil and gas exploration blocks to multinational companies in contested waters, and while the mainstream Western media glosses over this…

Does Democracy Cloud Libya's Oil Future?

Does Democracy Cloud Libya's Oil Future?

Jul 11, 2012 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil ports in eastern Libya had reopened by Monday, ending a weekend shutdown that coincided with the first democratic elections in a generation. NATO forces last year intervened in a…

Kenya Anchor to East African Oil Economy

Kenya Anchor to East African Oil Economy

Jul 06, 2012 at 17:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

Major international oil companies are taking a close look at the offshore oil potential in East African states. London-listed explorer Tullow Oil said it was interested in fast-tracking its…

After Egypt's Presidential Elections, Can We Expect Changes in Energy Policies?

After Egypt's Presidential Elections, Can We Expect Changes in Energy Policies?

May 28, 2012 at 17:55 | John Daly

The Egyptian presidential election is the most important political development flowing from the “Arab spring,” with enormous implications for the entire Middle East.According to partial results on 25…

South Sudan Experiment Headed Toward Failure

South Sudan Experiment Headed Toward Failure

May 07, 2012 at 23:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

The World Bank, in a draft document reviewed by the independent Sudan Tribune, warns that South Sudan could collapse by its two-year anniversary because authorities in Juba were unaware of…


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