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Aramco On Lockdown After Houthi Missile Attack

Aramco On Lockdown After Houthi Missile Attack

Saudi Arabia had intercepted a…

Geopolitics / International

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…

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…

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