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Ukraine Back In U.S. Political Spotlight

Ukraine Back In U.S. Political Spotlight

Ukraine is emerging as a…

European Court Upholds Sanctions Against Key Russian Figures

European Court Upholds Sanctions Against Key Russian Figures

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Geopolitics / International

Global Energy Advisory – 17th October 2014

Oct 17, 2014 at 08:58 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical HighlightsKurdish CrudeBaghdad has banned three foreign oil tankers from entering Iraqi ports. United Carrier, United Dynamic and Nautilus—all of which have transported Kurdish crude and…

Global Energy Advisory – 10th October 2014

Oct 10, 2014 at 10:23 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitics & Domestic PoliticsBulgariaOn the election front, Bulgaria’s center-right Citizens for European Development (GERB) won snap elections last week, and will likely receive around 90 seats…

The Oil Weapon: A New Way To Wage War

Oct 09, 2014 at 13:48 | Michael Klare

Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and Russia.It was heinous. It was underhanded.  It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way…

Global Energy Advisory - 3rd October 2014

Oct 03, 2014 at 15:51 | Editorial Dept

Licenses & Tenders•    Shell and Statoil have been awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. This was the first licensing round in Algeria since…

Global Energy Advisory - 26th September 2014

Sep 26, 2014 at 09:48 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical & Conflict UpdatesIraqFor August 2014, Iraq’s oil export revenues were down to $7.1 billion, from $7.8 billion in July. Exports for August were at 73.6…

Global Energy Advisory - 19th September 2014

Sep 18, 2014 at 16:57 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical & Conflict UpdatesCentral AsiaWe are closely watching the spillover effect of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, as Central Asian states become more disillusioned with Moscow. Russia is…

Global Energy Advisory - 12th September 2014

Sep 11, 2014 at 18:21 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical & Conflict UpdatesUkraine•    Ukraine has only about 20% of its oil demand filled at this time, with only 2 of its 6 refineries operating. Typically…

Eliminating The Scourge Of Islamic State In Iraq

Sep 05, 2014 at 17:04 | Chris Mansur

A rise in sectarian violence in Iraq is complicating the struggle to form a national unity government, the first and vital step in combatting the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq…

Global Energy Advisory - 5th September 2014

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:53 | Editorial Dept

Regulations & ComplianceA new real estate law in Egypt will require companies to pay taxes on oil fields. The law was amended in late August, but criteria are…

Global Energy Advisory - 29th August 2014

Aug 28, 2014 at 20:30 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical/Conflict DevelopmentsIraqi Oil UpdateIraqi government forces have reportedly thwarted another attempt by the Islamic State (IS) to take over the Baiji refinery in northern…

Russia’s Nuclear Revival And Its Challenges

Aug 22, 2014 at 17:23 | ISN Security Watch

Russia is slowly but surely replacing its aging stockpile of Soviet-era nuclear weapons with an arsenal that’s fit-for-purpose in the 21st century. Richard Weitz reminds us, however, that a weakening…

Global Energy Advisory - 22nd August 2014

Aug 21, 2014 at 19:16 | Editorial Dept

Regulatory AlertsA new tax law granting tax credits to oil companies appears to have survived a close referendum battle on Wednesday, with partial vote counts in showing that…

Global Energy Advisory - 15th August 2014

Aug 14, 2014 at 19:29 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical, Political & Conflict Updates•    High-level industry sources in Ukraine inform us that talk of extending the new gas tax beyond the end of the year is gaining…

Global Energy Advisory - Ukraine Commits Financial Suicide

Aug 07, 2014 at 20:37 | Editorial Dept

Regulatory/Management AlertsDuring the first week of August, the Ukrainian government has moved to double tax for private gas producers, signaling the first move by key Ukrainian political-business elite…

How Will Russia’s Annexation of Crimea Affect Energy Markets?

Mar 17, 2014 at 14:37 | John Daly

Russia purportedly intervened in Crimea to protect ethnic Russians from neo-Nazi extremists that Moscow claims have infiltrated the transitional government in Kiev.  The results of the 16 March Crimean referendum…

Iran Takes on the US: Is this Provocation, Defiance or Tomfoolery?

Feb 11, 2014 at 16:19 | Claude Salhani

Responding to the US naval presence in the Gulf, described by the Islamic Republic of Iran as “arrogant,” Iranian leaders have decided to dispatch a naval task force of their…

Post-Energy Reform, Mexico Signs First Oil Deal with Russia

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:31 | Joao Peixe

Russia's Lukoil has announced an agreement with Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex for exploration, extraction and cooperation on environmental best practices.The cooperation memorandum was agreed on…

Turkey Energy Advisory

Jan 24, 2014 at 16:10 | Editorial Dept

We have had some requests from Oil & Energy Insider subscribers to evaluate the situation for foreign E&P companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan and the potential impact the Turkish political…

Iran, Russia Ruffle US Feathers with Oil Swap Deal

Jan 14, 2014 at 17:19 | Joao Peixe

Reports are emerging that Iran and Russia are in talks about a potential $1.5 billion oil-for-goods swap that could boost Iranian oil exports, prompting harsh responses from Washington, which says…

Why Oil is Mightier than the Sword for U.S. Foreign Policy

Dec 27, 2013 at 12:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

The American Petroleum Institute said the United States is emerging as a superpower in terms of energy and should use that leverage by exporting crude oil overseas. Some U.S. lawmakers…

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