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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

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Is A Venezuelan Default Inevitable?

Is A Venezuelan Default Inevitable?

Nov 06, 2017 at 17:03 | Irina Slav

Bondholders, creditors, and any company with operations in Venezuela are all agog for news from Caracas after President Nicolas Maduro announced Venezuela will look to restructure its US$89 billion worth…

Saudi Crackdown Was A “Classic Head Fake” For Oil Prices

Saudi Crackdown Was A “Classic Head Fake” For Oil Prices

Nov 06, 2017 at 12:47 | ZeroHedge

Overnight, following the recent Saudi turmoil, prices in the crude complex jumped to the highest levels in over two years, amid speculation that Saudi Arabia is more likely to back…

The Geopolitical Implications Of Renewable Energy

The Geopolitical Implications Of Renewable Energy

Nov 03, 2017 at 17:05 | Todd Royal

An October report from BlackRock (BLK)—the world’s largest publicly traded investment management firm—wisely states, “markets are calm but geopolitics are anything but.” Wind and solar energy—two leading renewable energy options—could…

Russia Aims To Dominate Middle East Energy

Russia Aims To Dominate Middle East Energy

Nov 02, 2017 at 12:20 | Dave Forest

I’ve been writing a lot lately about Russian energy firms expanding worldwide. With Rosneft having been particularly active — striking critical deals in spots like India and Egypt the last few months.…

New U.S. Sanctions Threaten Russian Oil Projects

New U.S. Sanctions Threaten Russian Oil Projects

Nov 01, 2017 at 14:05 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Washington’s newest round of sanctions against Moscow’s oil and gas industry targets Russia’s upcoming projects worldwide, according to drafts of the measures introduced at the United Nations by the…

Trump’s China Trip To Reap Billions In Energy Deals

Trump’s China Trip To Reap Billions In Energy Deals

Nov 01, 2017 at 13:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit China November 8-10 for a series of bilateral and commercial events, including a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On that trip, President…

Tensions Rise As Iraq Halts Kirkuk Oil Exports

Tensions Rise As Iraq Halts Kirkuk Oil Exports

Nov 01, 2017 at 12:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Since the Iraqi army took control of the fields in the oil-rich Kirkuk area in mid-October, reports of disruptions in oil flows have been a daily occurrence, but now, according…

Venezuela Avoids Default With Critical Payment

Venezuela Avoids Default With Critical Payment

Oct 27, 2017 at 12:57 | ZeroHedge

On Wednesday, when looking at the imminent principal payment on $842 million in debt issued by Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA , we warned that the state - which had previously…

Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Oct 27, 2017 at 09:26 | Irina Slav

Comments made by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), sent Brent crude to its highest in more than two years, to US$59.30 a barrel, Reuters reports. West…

The Qatar Blockade Could Cause A Regional Recession

The Qatar Blockade Could Cause A Regional Recession

Oct 26, 2017 at 15:33 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Five months into the Gulf’s blockade against Qatar, and neither side looks ready to budge. But the repercussions of the ongoing spat—and Kuwait’s failure to end the dispute—could deliver a…

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