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Geopolitics / International

Global Energy Advisory – 14th August 2015

Aug 14, 2015 at 16:06 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitics, Politics & Conflict • Turkmenistan’s state-owned TurkmenGaz will lead a consortium of state-owned companies that have proposed to build, own, and operate the 1,800-kilometer Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.…

Global Energy Advisory – 7th August 2015

Aug 07, 2015 at 11:20 | Editorial Dept

GeopoliticsGood news this week for oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, with a promise by the Kurdish authorities to start monthly payments in September. It has been a rough…

Global Energy Advisory – 31st July 2015

Jul 31, 2015 at 13:36 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictKazakh Oil and the Long Road to the WTOThis week, as Kazakhstan—after 19 years of trying—has finally had its…

Global Energy Advisory – 24th July 2015

Jul 24, 2015 at 16:14 | Editorial Dept

Oil Market UpdateOil entered another bear market with prices down 20 percent since their June highs. Everywhere you look there…

Global Energy Advisory – 17th July 2015

Jul 17, 2015 at 16:02 | Editorial Dept

Iran: Opening the Floodgates The nuclear deal with Iran will be one of the most geopolitically game-changing events of the decade. Let’s…

Global Energy Advisory – 10th July 2015

Jul 10, 2015 at 13:44 | Editorial Dept

GeopoliticsThis week we turn our attention to Saudi Arabia, where a number of things are coalescing to further change the…

Global Energy Advisory – 3rd July 2015

Jul 03, 2015 at 13:33 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictEgyptWe are concerned about the potential fallout and wider implications of the assassination of a high-ranking Egyptian official, Prosecutor…

Global Energy Advisory – 26th June 2015

Jun 26, 2015 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Greece on the Brink The back and forth between Europe and Greece over the past few weeks is reaching its denouement. Earlier…

Global Energy Advisory – 19th June 2015

Jun 19, 2015 at 15:34 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Elections in Turkey and Erdogan’s ‘Defeat’Turkey’s 7 June parliamentary elections are important not only for anyone eyeing oil and gas…

Global Energy Advisory – 12th June 2015

Jun 12, 2015 at 15:55 | Editorial Dept

Sudan & South Sudan: A Lifelong Dictator for Khartoum, and More Oil Uncertainty in the South South Sudan’s military said its forces are in control of…

Global Energy Advisory – 5th June 2015

Jun 05, 2015 at 15:46 | Editorial Dept

Global Energy Advisory – 5th June 2015 Forget About Syria, or Reduced OPEC ProductionSyria is now a lost cause as far the US is concerned. By this we…

Global Energy Advisory – 29th May 2015

May 29, 2015 at 16:49 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictAs we predicted, trouble has flooded across Saudi Arabia’s eastern border with Yemen. On 22 May, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite…

Global Energy Advisory – 22nd May 2015

May 22, 2015 at 15:56 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict South Sudan South Sudanese rebels claim to have captured a key refinery for the country’s largest oilfield (Paloch)…

Global Energy Advisory – 15th May 2015

May 15, 2015 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitics & OilLet the games begin in Cuba …As the US and Cuba work to restore diplomatic relations, keeping in mind that we are doubtful the…

Global Energy Advisory – 8th May 2015

May 08, 2015 at 16:13 | Editorial Dept

Africa/Middle East Oil & Gas UpdateKurdistanThe Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq is upping the ante with Baghdad over the long-running oil question. Now Erbil…

Global Energy Advisory – 1st May 2015

Apr 30, 2015 at 17:38 | Editorial Dept

GeopoliticsRussian Oil and Gas: The Squeeze Is On—Sort ofEuropean Union regulators have formally charged Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in…

Global Energy Advisory – 17th April 2015

Apr 17, 2015 at 14:45 | Editorial Dept

The Geopolitics of Oil The Iran-Pakistan Pipeline The Iran-Pakistan pipeline, which has been languishing on the Pakistani side, looks set to get a boost from China,…

Global Energy Advisory – 10th April 2015

Apr 10, 2015 at 16:55 | Editorial Dept

  Geopolitical Update There is no need at this point for investors to fear a rapprochement with Iran in terms of what it might do to oil prices by adding…

Global Energy Advisory – 2nd April 2015

Apr 03, 2015 at 15:31 | Editorial Dept

Kurdistan Oil Update • Gazprom Neft Middle East is preparing to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the southeastern section of the Halabja block. The seismic…

How Should Commodity Traders Now Think About Geopolitical Risk?

Apr 02, 2015 at 17:40 | Materials Risk

In 2009 political scientists Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat defined geopolitics as “the study of how geography, politics, strategy, and history combine to generate the rise…

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