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The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

When significant natural resources were…

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The Great Saudi Shale Swindle

Mar 06, 2020 at 16:50 | Simon Watkins

Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas giant, Aramco, has been given the go-ahead to launch the Jafurah shale gas field project, which will be the biggest shale gas development outside the…

Why Russia And Ukraine Are Still Making Billion-Dollar Energy Deals

Feb 13, 2020 at 13:15 | Eurasianet

The story of Russia turning off the gas to punish Ukraine for some perceived indignity will be familiar to most Eurasianet readers. Somewhat less known is the story of…

Superpowers Face Off For Space Supremacy

Feb 07, 2020 at 16:40 | ZeroHedge

One year ago in January, a Chinese robot landed on the dark side of the moon. Since then, the Chang’e 4 probe and the Yutu-2 rover it carried onboard have been…

Oil Major Earnings Disappoint

Jan 31, 2020 at 11:11 | Editorial Dept

Market Movers The biggest thing moving the market this week continues to be the China-originating coronavirus as flight cancellations pick up momentum, cutting down massively on jet fuel demand, while…

U.S. Deals Major Blow To Iranian Investors

Jan 27, 2020 at 10:47 | Safehaven.com

Washington’s move to ban Iranians from U.S. trade and investment visas has generated plenty of headlines, but the move is largely meaningless and…

Civil Unrest Threatens Miners Across The Globe

Jan 17, 2020 at 16:03 | MINING.com

Global miners will have to get ready to deal with the increasing threat from civil unrest, following last year’s succession of dramatic — and in several cases unforeseen — social…

The New Energy Superpower In The Middle East

Jan 17, 2020 at 15:55 | Vanand Meliksetian

Russia under President Putin has regained some of the global importance that it lost after the breakup of the Soviet Union. During the Cold War, Moscow had a significant presence…

Why Oil Markets Don't Have To Worry About World War 3

Jan 08, 2020 at 17:14 | Editorial Dept

In a series of moves, Trump has successfully distracted public attention from his impeachment. With some targeted strikes on Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria and the intentionally spectacular public assassination…

Russia Halts Oil Supply To Key European Transit Hub

Jan 03, 2020 at 14:18 | RFE/RL staff

Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus amid a disagreement over tariffs, according to officials at a Belarusian oil refinery in the northern city of Navapolatsak.The officials told…

The Fear Premium Is Back In Oil

Jan 03, 2020 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Without the fear premium, oil doesn’t have much else to boost it for 2020. And right now, that fear premium has produced a sudden $3 surge in oil prices following…

The One Region Oil Markets Can’t Ignore In 2020

Dec 27, 2019 at 12:12 | Irina Slav

The year that is drawing to its close has been turbulent for the Middle East. While oil prices stubbornly refused to respond to efforts to push them higher, remaining locked…

The Biggest Threat To The Energy Sector

Dec 27, 2019 at 11:53 | Llewellyn King

In engineering there are credible and incredible failures. Nuclear power plants were designed against what was believed to be a “maximum credible accident.” Then came Fukushima, incredible. In early December,…

Russia’s Latest Energy Power Play

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:45 | Global Risk Insights

The recent exposure of a Russian intelligence operation in Serbia highlights the dual strategy that Russia pursues towards its neighbours. It also underlines the geopolitical position that Serbia finds itself in…

Gazprom’s Latest Plan To Avoid U.S. Sanctions

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:23 | ZeroHedge

Trump's signing the 2020 NDAA into law on Friday, and with it, sanctions targeting European and Russian companies laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, had the immediate impact of forcing…

U.S. Lawmakers Pass “Sanctions Bill From Hell” To Punish Russia

Dec 18, 2019 at 13:12 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. Senate panel has passed a bill that is designed to punish Russia for its alleged interference in democratic processes abroad as well as "malign" actions in Syria and…

Nord Stream 2 Is “Past The Point Of No Return”

Dec 13, 2019 at 16:17 | ZeroHedge

Included in Wednesday's just passed mammoth 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — which increases the Pentagon budget by $22 billion (to a whopping $738 billion) — were long-threatened sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2…

Why OPEC Should Worry About Russia’s Latest Oilfield

Nov 27, 2019 at 11:54 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft, has started domestic crude oil deliveries from one of the country’s biggest oilfields, the Russkoye field in the Arctic, just days before Russia and…

Aramco Fails To Bring Foreign Investors On Board

Nov 22, 2019 at 11:47 | Editorial Dept

Market Movers • Aramco has failed in terms of trying to bring foreign investors on board. So for now, the $26-billion Aramco IPO is very localized. That also means that…

U.S. Willing To Shoot Syrian Officials To “Protect The Oil”

Nov 11, 2019 at 11:49 | ZeroHedge

Pentagon officials asserted Thursday U.S. military authority over Syrian oil fields because U.S. forces are acting under the goal of "protecting Americans from terrorist activity" and would be within their rights…

Saudi Arabia’s Newest Tactic To Hush Dissidents

Nov 08, 2019 at 17:19 | Michael Kern

In 2017, Saud al-Qahtani--advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince--was rather active on social media. In one Twitter post, he stated: “Does a pseudonym protect you from #the_black_list? No 1)…

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