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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…

Can India Really Shut Down Oil Supply To China?

Can India Really Shut Down Oil Supply To China?

As tensions continue to escalate…

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The Implications Of A Fractured U.S., Saudi Alliance

Oct 16, 2018 at 16:43 | Tim Daiss

After the resurgence of the U.S. oil industry in recent years due to hydraulic fracking and the shale oil revolution, most thought the days of Middle Eastern oil producers, Saudi…

Iran’s New Gray Area Oil Trade Strategy

Oct 12, 2018 at 17:30 | Irina Slav

Iran is resurrecting its stock exchange, last used four years ago, to sell one million barrels of crude, the National Iranian Oil Company said in a statement quoted by…

A New Era Of Geopolitical Risk In Global Oil Markets

Oct 08, 2018 at 16:32 | Tim Daiss

Amid never ending talk and speculation over how many more barrels of Iranian oil will be removed from global markets once sanctions slated to hit Iran’s oil production on November…

Is The U.S. Using Force To Sell Its LNG To The World?

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:09 | Robert Berke

The Trump Administration trade policy is nowhere so clear as in the energy area. For years it was thought that the younger Bush Administration was one of the most energy…

This Country Strengthens Ties With Iran As U.S. Sanctions Loom

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:08 | Haley Zaremba

Oman has long been nicknamed the “Switzerland of the Middle East” thanks to the nation’s peace-focused diplomacy measures and a tendency toward neutrality and mediation. Despite being geographically surrounded by…

Kazakhstan’s Fuel Crisis Is A Thing Of The Past

Oct 05, 2018 at 17:08 | Eurasianet

Under a new deal being signed with Russia on October 3, Kazakhstan will be permitted to export car fuel — a sign that severe domestic shortages may be a thing of…

Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb For Oil Markets

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:37 | Cyril Widdershoven

Iraq’s ministry of oil has published a very optimistic report on the country’s capability to ramp up production, but internal political issues could lead to a new crisis after this…

The U.S. Calls On Russia To Cap Soaring Oil Prices

Sep 14, 2018 at 14:02 | Tim Daiss

As crucial mid-term congressional elections in November draw near, the Trump administration is feeling the heat over higher oil prices. London-traded global oil benchmark Brent breached the $80 per barrel…

How Iran Plans To Bypass The World’s Main Oil Chokepoint

Sep 07, 2018 at 17:33 | Viktor Katona

Iran Tries to Bypass the Hormuz Strait Global markets have recently gone into overdrive in anticipation of the US-Iran standoff’s outcome. President Trump is building up pressure on Tehran, his…

How Much Longer Can The Saudis Suppress Oil Prices?

Sep 07, 2018 at 17:28 | Irina Slav

When earlier this week reports emerged that Saudi Arabia is striving to keep oil prices in the range of US$70-80 per barrel in a bid to balance its need…

Will The U.S. Let India Continue To Import Iranian Crude?

Sep 07, 2018 at 17:09 | Tim Daiss

India is increasingly finding itself caught between competing alliances. On one hand, ties between Washington and New Delhi have improved in recent years in large part to what both sides…

The Biggest Threat To The Oil And Gas Industry

Aug 31, 2018 at 17:47 | Nick Cunningham

Trump’s trade war is taking a toll on the oil and gas industry. There has been some eleventh-hour drama over the renegotiation of NAFTA, but the energy industry is…

A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC

Aug 22, 2018 at 16:39 | Irina Slav

When OPEC and Russia shook on increasing crude oil production by a million barrels daily to stop the oil price climb that had begun getting uncomfortable for consumers from Asia…

This Vital Oil And Gas Choke Point Could Be At Risk

Aug 21, 2018 at 15:59 | Tim Daiss

Beijing is taking to task a Pentagon report, ”Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2018” released last Thursday on China’s military activities. The annual report…

U.S., China Trade War Puts A Lid On Oil

Aug 17, 2018 at 16:47 | Nick Cunningham

The oil market has suddenly gone south in recent weeks, with cracks in the global economy starting to drag down oil. The U.S.-China trade war is one of the drivers…

US-Turkish Relations Come To A Head, But Is A Break Inevitable?

Aug 16, 2018 at 12:50 | Gregory R. Copley

Turkish Pres. Reçep Tayyip Erdogan believes the U.S. will stop short of forcing Turkey out of NATO, destroying its currency, and pushing it into an alliance with Russia and the…

Who Profits From Iran’s Oil Major Exodus?

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:42 | Viktor Katona

Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal and slap sanctions on Teheran is the most significant energy development of 2018. The first round of Iran sanctions, in place…

Is Venezuelan Oil Production Falling Even Faster Than Expected?

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:41 | Nick Cunningham

The bad news from Venezuela continues. In July, Venezuela’s oil production came in lower than PDVSA had targeted, according to Argus Media. While PDVSA had hoped that it, along…

IEA: U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Create Major Challenge For Oil Supply

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:10 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The current easing of the short-term concerns about oil supply could only be temporary, because the return of the U.S. sanctions on Iran—possibly coupled with production problems elsewhere—could make maintaining…

Canada Frees Itself From Saudi Oil Imports

Aug 08, 2018 at 12:46 | Tim Daiss

The ongoing political row between Canada and Saudi Arabia over Ottawa’s demand that the kingdom release detained women’s rights activists in the country is picking up momentum. Earlier this week,…

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