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Geopolitics / International

Global Energy Advisory 11th December 2015

Dec 11, 2015 at 15:17 | Editorial Dept

Conflict Update • We should be concerned about various new troop deployments in Iraq as the battlefield is carved up. A few hundred Turkish troops with…

Turkey Prepares For Protracted Standoff With Russia

Dec 10, 2015 at 16:28 | Colin Chilcoat

Brent crude is down some 35 percent year-to-date, WTI too. Global gas prices are experiencing a similar bottoming out. Amid this backdrop –…

Russia And Turkey: Teetering On The Brink

Dec 04, 2015 at 17:13 | The Jamestown Foundation

  (Source: BBC News)The Russian state-run propaganda machine is currently fanning anti-Turkish vitriol full-time. Economic ties between Russia and Turkey are being effectively…

Global Energy Advisory 4th December 2015

Dec 04, 2015 at 16:46 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Russia has hit Turkey with a bit of economic warfare in the form of embargoed goods, targeting most damagingly Turkey’s textile and tourism industries. Notably, there…

Global Energy Advisory – 27th November 2015

Nov 27, 2015 at 16:03 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Here’s what happens when you have two rival governments in a country where everyone thought forced regime change would be a…

Global Energy Advisory – 20th November 2015

Nov 20, 2015 at 16:17 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict What Paris Means The terrorist attack in Paris means more than most are willing to concede. Europe’s borders…

One Underlying Catalyst Behind Syrian Conflict And Paris Attacks

Nov 18, 2015 at 15:05 | Kurt Cobb

As the world mourns those who died in Paris last week in a killing spree for which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility, reporters…

Global Energy Advisory – 13th November 2015

Nov 13, 2015 at 13:33 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict  Turkey: Energy hub dreams waylaid by violenceAbout this time last year, everyone was pretty sure that Turkey stood a chance of becoming a major…

Global Energy Advisory – 6th November 2015

Nov 06, 2015 at 16:08 | Editorial Dept

This week, we take you through a list of security and stability alerts in areas where oil and gas operations and other commodities may be affected.…

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict – 30th October 2015

Oct 30, 2015 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

• Iraq has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world’s top crude exporter to India for the third time this year. This is based on Reuters tanker…

Global Energy Advisory – 16th October 2015

Oct 16, 2015 at 14:09 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict• Hungary has reportedly increased oil imports from Iraqi Kurdistan through Croatia, in an attempt to replace some volumes of Russian crude. Hungary’s MOL has…

Global Energy Advisory – 9th October 2015

Oct 09, 2015 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Iraq/Iraqi Kurdistan Update• Moody’s Insurance is putting out dire reports that Iraq’s oil revenues for the state could decline by 35% his year, in…

Global Energy Advisory – 2nd October 2015

Oct 02, 2015 at 14:57 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictThis week we’re looking at the Balkans and Eastern Europe, where—among other things—a migrant border-crossing storm is reviving old hatreds, Shell…

Global Energy Advisory – 25th September 2015

Sep 25, 2015 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictWhere you should be worried about things in the global oil patch:• Egypt: Everyone’s gotten used to the terrorist attacks in the North…

Global Energy Advisory – 18th September 2015

Sep 18, 2015 at 15:29 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Good news this week for gas-starved Jordan and US discovery darling Noble Energy in Israel. Israel's national planning…

Global Energy Advisory – 11th September 2015

Sep 11, 2015 at 15:12 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict• The Islamic State is has reportedly captured the last remaining oil field that was under the control of the Syrian regime. The oil field…

Global Energy Advisory – 4th September 2015

Sep 04, 2015 at 15:21 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & ConflictIf nothing else, we have Yemen to thank for upwards oil price volatility. So while the Saudis continue to play their high-output game, keeping oil…

Global Energy Advisory – 28th August 2015

Aug 28, 2015 at 15:47 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The Iraq Update The Kurds are once again going it on their own, selling oil unilaterally, bypassing the…

Global Energy Advisory – 21st August 2015

Aug 21, 2015 at 16:22 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Following the Iran sanctions game, as it progresses swiftly, Switzerland has now become the first Western nation…

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.…

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