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Geopolitics / International

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…

Global Energy Advisory – 27th March 2015

Mar 30, 2015 at 11:45 | Editorial Dept

Frontier Updates • Amid the oil price slump, if you’re considering Africa, forget Nigeria and look to Kenya. The east African emerging oil giant has just received a boost from…

Global Energy Advisory – 20th March 2015

Mar 20, 2015 at 14:36 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Iraqi forces (backed by Shi’ite militias) have retaken most of the towns and the area surrounding Tikrit, in central Iraq, but…

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