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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Despite several warnings from analysts…

Geopolitics / International

Fear Will Drive Oil Prices Higher In 2018

Fear Will Drive Oil Prices Higher In 2018

Dec 05, 2017 at 11:56 | Robert Rapier

The price of oil has always been driven by cycles of fear and complacency. During the cycle of fear, geopolitical events can send the price of oil soaring. During the…

Iran’s Elaborate Sanction-Skirting Scheme

Iran’s Elaborate Sanction-Skirting Scheme

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:36 | Irina Slav

Turkish authorities and banks cooperated with Tehran in the development of a scheme aimed at providing Iran with international markets for its gas in exchange for hard currency that was…

The Geopolitical Video Game

The Geopolitical Video Game

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | Gail Tverberg

The way the world economy is manipulated by world leaders is a little like a giant video game. The object of the game is to keep the world economy growing, without…

Vienna Is The Ultimate OPEC Smokescreen

Vienna Is The Ultimate OPEC Smokescreen

Nov 29, 2017 at 17:28 | Cyril Widdershoven

The OPEC circus continues to make headlines. All the five-star hotels are booked, as market analysts fervently examine their glass balls to predict the outcome of Thursday’s big meeting. Again,…

3 Questions For OPEC On The Eve Of Extension

3 Questions For OPEC On The Eve Of Extension

Nov 29, 2017 at 17:24 | Nick Cunningham

On the eve of the OPEC meeting, all signs point to a significant extension of the production cuts, although some key details remain unclear. In the past, these gatherings in…

Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers

Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers

Nov 27, 2017 at 16:28 | James Stafford

Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we’ve ever seen. It can help fund terrorism and its anonymity makes it…

Saudi Corruption Crackdown Could Permanently Boost Oil Prices

Saudi Corruption Crackdown Could Permanently Boost Oil Prices

Nov 21, 2017 at 11:57 | Cyril Widdershoven

The Middle East is heading for a major showdown, if statements made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and UAE’s minister of Foreign Affairs Gargash are to be…

Oil Price Drop Imminent If Moscow Says “No” To Extension

Oil Price Drop Imminent If Moscow Says “No” To Extension

Nov 20, 2017 at 15:32 | Irina Slav

As the November 30 meeting in Vienna of OPEC and its partners in the oil production cut deal nears, worry has returned among traders: one of the brokers of the…

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Nov 17, 2017 at 17:10 | The Jamestown Foundation

Despite being the second-largest oil producer and exporter in the former Soviet Union, only behind Russia, Kazakhstan has been historically plagued by chronic deficits of fuel for domestic consumption. National…

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Nov 16, 2017 at 15:37 | Zainab Calcuttawala

The 600,000 barrels per day Port Arthur refinery has exclusively processed Saudi Arabian crude since 1988, when Saudi Aramco first bought a stake in the facility—the largest of its kind…

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