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Geopolitics / International

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…

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…

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