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Will Mexico’s Next President Kill Its Oil Sector?

Will Mexico’s Next President Kill Its Oil Sector?

As Mexico’s presidential election looms,…

Geopolitics / International

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Nov 17, 2017 at 17:10 | The Jamestown Foundation

Despite being the second-largest oil producer and exporter in the former Soviet Union, only behind Russia, Kazakhstan has been historically plagued by chronic deficits of fuel for domestic consumption. National…

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Nov 16, 2017 at 15:37 | Zainab Calcuttawala

The 600,000 barrels per day Port Arthur refinery has exclusively processed Saudi Arabian crude since 1988, when Saudi Aramco first bought a stake in the facility—the largest of its kind…

Bahrain Security Forces Foil Attacks On Three Oil Pipelines

Bahrain Security Forces Foil Attacks On Three Oil Pipelines

Nov 16, 2017 at 09:11 | Irina Slav

Bahrain’s security forces have prevented a terrorist attack on three oil pipelines as well as attacks on public figures, the Chief of the country’s Public Security, Major General Tariq al-Hassan…

Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Dispute

Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Dispute

Nov 15, 2017 at 14:10 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Reining in North Korea and discussing bilateral trade with China were at the top of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Asian tour agenda. But after he left Beijing and visited Vietnam,…

China’s Mysterious Arctic Silk Road

China’s Mysterious Arctic Silk Road

Nov 15, 2017 at 11:56 | ZeroHedge

The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative in the Arctic Circle,…

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

Nov 13, 2017 at 17:16 | Nick Cunningham

A fire erupted at an oil pipeline connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and the two Arab allies are pointing the finger at Tehran. Iranian officials denied any involvement, but…

What Russia’s Middle East Strategy Is Really About

What Russia’s Middle East Strategy Is Really About

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:47 | ISN Security Watch

A new balance of power is solidifying in Syria. Iran, Turkey and Russia have all played a role in the conflict there – jockeying for position and even agreeing in…

Venezuela’s Oil Rival Calls For Full U.S. Sanctions

Venezuela’s Oil Rival Calls For Full U.S. Sanctions

Nov 10, 2017 at 09:29 | Irina Slav

Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, has called on the United States to install a full embargo on Venezuelan oil shipments. In an interview for the Financial Times, Macri said that the social…

Kingdom Of Fear: Saudi Arabia On Lockdown

Kingdom Of Fear: Saudi Arabia On Lockdown

Nov 09, 2017 at 16:11 | Irina Slav

Events in Saudi Arabia are unfolding at a blinding pace, with a radical shift taking place within the upper echelons of government. Last weekend, King Salman announced the set-up of…

Russia Unfazed By U.S. Oil Sanctions

Russia Unfazed By U.S. Oil Sanctions

Nov 09, 2017 at 13:34 | Viktor Katona

Western energy sanctions vis-à-vis Russia have become a steady phenomenon of the global oil and gas market. Most Russian oil companies don’t expect sanctions to be scrapped anytime soon—an assessment…

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