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The Great Saudi Shale Swindle

The massive Jafurah shale gas…

Middle East

This Country Is A Safehaven In An Unstable Middle East

Despite its relatively small hydrocarbon…

Geopolitics / Asia

Taipei

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Jan 17, 2019 at 11:37 | Tim Daiss

Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her…

Xi Duterte

New Oil Deals To Ease Tensions In South China Sea

Nov 21, 2018 at 11:51 | Haley Zaremba

China and the Philippines have just announced an official agreement to go forward with a groundbreaking joint oil and gas exploration deal - reportedly the biggest oil and gas…

oil production

China’s Oil Addiction Is Its Main Weakness As A Superpower

Oct 22, 2018 at 14:00 | Tim Daiss

For decades, the U.S. was so reliant on foreign crude oil imports that it dictated much of the country’s foreign policy spanning numerous presidential administrations. As far back as the…

Gas storage

LNG: China’s Biggest Weapon In The Trade War

Aug 15, 2018 at 13:19 | Vanand Meliksetian

President Donald Trump’s first year in office must have been a pleasant surprise for Chinese President Xi Jinping. A successful state visit in Beijing and an apparent personal chemistry between…

Caspian sea

Is This The Most Important Geopolitical Deal Of 2018?

Aug 13, 2018 at 10:47 | Olgu Okumus

The two-decade-long dispute on the statute of the Caspian Sea, the world largest water reserve, came to an end last Sunday when five littoral states (Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and…

oil barrels

The Unforeseen Consequences Of China's Insatiable Oil Demand

Aug 09, 2018 at 14:45 | Tim Daiss

While it’s true that China's crude oil imports recovered slightly in July, it was still among the lowest so far this year due to a decline in demand from…

Jackup rig

Who Has The Right To Resources In The Caspian Sea?

Aug 08, 2018 at 10:50 | Vanand Meliksetian

August 12th, 2018 could well become a historic day for the Caspian Sea region, with states aiming to end a long-running legal disagreement involving the areas natural resources. Since the…

LNG vessel

The Latest Battlefield In Asia’s Energy War

Jul 24, 2018 at 13:04 | Tim Daiss

Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly offered Sri Lanka a new grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million). According to media reports, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena made the…

North Korea army

Iran Warns North Korea About The United States

Jun 14, 2018 at 12:59 | Tim Daiss

Now that the much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore fades from the news cycle, giving way to a myriad of analysis…

China fleet

The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

Jun 05, 2018 at 09:55 | Tim Daiss

It should come as no surprise that U.S. officials took China to task last weekend over its seemingly never-ending South China Sea build up. Saturday at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue,…


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