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Geopolitics / International

Venezuelan Oil Crisis Could Lead To Pirates In The Caribbean

Jan 31, 2019 at 12:59 | ZeroHedge

President Trump's newest sanctions attempting to curb some $11 billion of crude exports from Venezuelan state-oil company PDVSA (or Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) to the United States this year has many world leaders…

U.S. May Have To Back Off Iran Sanctions Again

Jan 30, 2019 at 14:51 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. has vowed to zero out Iran’s oil exports, and after a surprising display of leniency last November, American officials have signaled that they won’t be as flexible when…

Libya’s Oil Future Depends On This Huge Oil Field

Jan 18, 2019 at 17:35 | Tsvetana Paraskova

There is no respite for Libya on its bumpy road to recover crude oil production to the levels of 2011, when the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi plunged the country into…

Venezuela’s Crisis Threatens U.S. Control Over Oil Prices

Jan 14, 2019 at 11:46 | Matthew Smith

The Russian bear is on the prowl once again as President Putin seeks to expand Moscow’s influence and bolster the one-time superpower’s global influence while proving to constituents he can…

Is The Trade War Finally Coming To An End?

Dec 28, 2018 at 12:22 | Jon LeSage

The U.S. and China may be ready to stabilize trade relations, with a U.S. government delegation traveling to Beijing during the week of Jan. 7 to hold trade talks with…

Why Russia Agreed To Additional Production Cuts

Dec 14, 2018 at 15:50 | Vanand Meliksetian

OPEC has been dominating the oil market since its inception in 1960. Together, the members possess approximately 82 percent of global conventional oil reserves and produce 32.6 million barrels…

Turkmenistan’s Pipeline Project Faces More Hurdles

Dec 14, 2018 at 15:40 | Eurasianet

While in Islamabad, Muhammetmyrat Amanov, chief executive of the TAPI Pipeline Limited Corporation, urged his hosts to get to work building their section of the project by March. Amanov has previously said…

What Would The End Of OPEC Mean?

Dec 13, 2018 at 13:53 | Liubov Georges

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - the oil market institution that has exerted an unyielding power over the price of crude for nearly 60 years - is now…

Former Venezuelan General Takes Helm Of OPEC

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:41 | Irina Slav

In what some saw as a sign of OPEC’s growing irrelevance in the world of oil, Venezuela’s Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo will take the helm of the cartel beginning next…

Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:26 | Damir Kaletovic

The specter of a rumored U.S. military buildup in Cyprus that would draw a major Russian response now adds to the ongoing Greek Cypriot-Turkish conflict over the island and the…

Iran Threatens To Close Key Oil Choke Point

Dec 04, 2018 at 12:57 | ZeroHedge

Here we go again: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital to up to one-third of all global oil shipping as it's a key…

Khashoggi’s Revenge: Is Saudi Arabia Becoming A Pariah State?

Nov 29, 2018 at 12:38 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. Senate took a dramatic step on Thursday, moving to block U.S. involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen and sending a powerful message to Riyadh that the…

The Impending Endgame In Oil Markets

Nov 19, 2018 at 17:58 | Cyril Widdershoven

U.S. president Trump is facing strong internal pressure to punish Saudi Arabia in the coming days. For Washington, however, this could be a double-edged sword, as turning on Saudi Crown…

Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

Nov 19, 2018 at 13:34 | Tim Daiss

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We…

The Saudis Are Hinting At Another U-Turn In Oil Markets

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A month after President Donald Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions on Tehran’s oil, Iran’s archrival and OPEC’s de facto…

Why The EU Can't Save Iran

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:30 | Cyril Widdershoven

The full impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran is still to be assessed, as major underlying factors remain opaque. OPEC’s current fear of an oil glut in 2019, as indicated…

Trump Claims Victory As Oil Prices Plummet

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:29 | Robert Rapier

Oil prices are now down over 20 percent from recent highs, and President Trump knows exactly where the credit for that belongs. “If you look at oil prices they’ve come…

What’s Behind China’s New Charm Offensive?

Nov 09, 2018 at 17:05 | Tim Daiss

Australia’s reliance on its giant trading partner China could get a little stickier going forward. Yesterday, Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to increase his country’s military and…

Rosneft’s Middle East Strategy Explained

Nov 09, 2018 at 16:48 | Vanand Meliksetian

Where some see hardship, others see opportunity. Russia’s most valuable export products are oil and gas of which the top producers are Rosneft and Gazprom, respectively. The latter’s dominant position…

These Nations Are The Hardest Hit By Iran Sanctions

Nov 09, 2018 at 16:40 | Eurasianet

The resumption of wide-ranging American sanctions on Iran promises economic uncertainty for the Islamic Republic’s neighbors in the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Washington's goal of reducing Iran's oil exports…

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