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Geopolitics

Russia Halts Oil Supply To Key European Transit Hub

Russia Halts Oil Supply To Key European Transit Hub

Jan 03, 2020 at 14:18 | RFE/RL staff

Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus amid a disagreement over tariffs, according to officials at a Belarusian oil refinery in the northern city of Navapolatsak.The officials told…

The Fear Premium Is Back In Oil

The Fear Premium Is Back In Oil

Jan 03, 2020 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Without the fear premium, oil doesn’t have much else to boost it for 2020. And right now, that fear premium has produced a sudden $3 surge in oil prices following…

US Urges All Americans To Leave Iraq After Soleimani Assassination

US Urges All Americans To Leave Iraq After Soleimani Assassination

Jan 03, 2020 at 10:02 | Julianne Geiger

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander…

Iran Likely To Struggle More In 2020

Iran Likely To Struggle More In 2020

Jan 02, 2020 at 10:46 | RFE/RL staff

Iran had a rough year in 2019 and the New Year is quite likely to bring just as many difficulties to the door of the Islamic republic.Iran came…

U.S. Sanctions Have Cost Iran $200 Billion

U.S. Sanctions Have Cost Iran $200 Billion

Jan 02, 2020 at 10:42 | RFE/RL staff

President Hassan Rohani made the comments while launching a railway project near Tehran on December 31. "Iran would have earned $200 billion surplus income...if the country were not involved in…

Iran Wants To Start Oil & Gas Production In This Disputed Hotspot

Iran Wants To Start Oil & Gas Production In This Disputed Hotspot

Dec 31, 2019 at 12:52 | Simon Watkins

Given the array of sweetener deals in the oil and gas sector promised to Russia by Iran in the past year or so – suspended until public outcry over these…

The One Region Oil Markets Can’t Ignore In 2020

The One Region Oil Markets Can’t Ignore In 2020

Dec 27, 2019 at 12:12 | Irina Slav

The year that is drawing to its close has been turbulent for the Middle East. While oil prices stubbornly refused to respond to efforts to push them higher, remaining locked…

The Biggest Threat To The Energy Sector

The Biggest Threat To The Energy Sector

Dec 27, 2019 at 11:53 | Llewellyn King

In engineering there are credible and incredible failures. Nuclear power plants were designed against what was believed to be a “maximum credible accident.” Then came Fukushima, incredible. In early December,…

Russia’s Latest Energy Power Play

Russia’s Latest Energy Power Play

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:45 | Global Risk Insights

The recent exposure of a Russian intelligence operation in Serbia highlights the dual strategy that Russia pursues towards its neighbours. It also underlines the geopolitical position that Serbia finds itself in…

Gazprom’s Latest Plan To Avoid U.S. Sanctions

Gazprom’s Latest Plan To Avoid U.S. Sanctions

Dec 24, 2019 at 10:23 | ZeroHedge

Trump's signing the 2020 NDAA into law on Friday, and with it, sanctions targeting European and Russian companies laying the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, had the immediate impact of forcing…

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