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Oil Climbs On Major Crude Draw

Saudi Arabia Is Bullying OPEC Members Into Compliance

Saudi Arabia Is Bullying OPEC Members Into Compliance

Saudi Arabia has threatened OPEC…

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Can India Really Shut Down Oil Supply To China?

As tensions continue to escalate…

Geopolitics / International

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…

Why Trump Decided To Back Down On Iran

Nov 02, 2018 at 17:36 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration has finally faced up to what many knew all along: It won’t be able to take Iran’s oil exports down to zero. The U.S. is set to…

Global Intelligence Report - 2nd November 2018

Nov 02, 2018 at 15:42 | Editorial Dept

-Geopolitical analyst for global consulting firm-China-focused consultant for Fortune 500 companies and major international institutions-High-level Turkish government sources in Ankara-Top aide to Turkish deputy foreign minister-Turkish…

The Real Reason Europe Finally Attempts To Stabilize Libya

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:19 | Scott Belinksi

After years of reticence to reengage as the situation in Libya increasingly spiralled out of control, the European powers—and particularly France and Italy—are finally wading into the debate over how…

Turkey And Azerbaijan Cement Relations With New Oil Refinery

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:18 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan and Turkey have further strengthened their already close relations with the formal commissioning of the first Azerbaijani-built oil refinery in Turkey. For an estimated $6.3 billion, the new 10 million…

OPEC+ To Extend Its Oil Cooperation Agreement

Oct 22, 2018 at 11:05 | Tsvetana Paraskova

OPEC’s biggest producer and de facto leader Saudi Arabia hopes that the cartel and its Russia-led non-OPEC partners in the production cut deal will sign an ‘open-ended’ cooperation deal when…

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