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Venezuelan Oil Crisis Could Lead To Pirates In The Caribbean

Venezuelan Oil Crisis Could Lead To Pirates In The Caribbean

Jan 31, 2019 at 12:59 | ZeroHedge

President Trump's newest sanctions attempting to curb some $11 billion of crude exports from Venezuelan state-oil company PDVSA (or Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) to the United States this year has many world leaders…

U.S. May Have To Back Off Iran Sanctions Again

U.S. May Have To Back Off Iran Sanctions Again

Jan 30, 2019 at 14:51 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. has vowed to zero out Iran’s oil exports, and after a surprising display of leniency last November, American officials have signaled that they won’t be as flexible when…

Venezuela Crisis Deepens As The World Take Sides

Venezuela Crisis Deepens As The World Take Sides

Jan 25, 2019 at 13:37 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The political standoff in Venezuela continues as the world watches with apprehension and countries begin to take sides, backing one of the two leaders claiming to be president of the…

Chaos Erupts In Venezuela As Trump Backs New President

Chaos Erupts In Venezuela As Trump Backs New President

Jan 23, 2019 at 17:06 | Nick Cunningham

The Venezuelan opposition staged massive protests in dozens of cities across the country on Wednesday, putting President Nicolas Maduro in jeopardy. Importantly, the protests came with the blessing of the…

Libya’s Oil Future Depends On This Huge Oil Field

Libya’s Oil Future Depends On This Huge Oil Field

Jan 18, 2019 at 17:35 | Tsvetana Paraskova

There is no respite for Libya on its bumpy road to recover crude oil production to the levels of 2011, when the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi plunged the country into…

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Jan 17, 2019 at 11:37 | Tim Daiss

Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her…

Venezuela’s Crisis Threatens U.S. Control Over Oil Prices

Venezuela’s Crisis Threatens U.S. Control Over Oil Prices

Jan 14, 2019 at 11:46 | Matthew Smith

The Russian bear is on the prowl once again as President Putin seeks to expand Moscow’s influence and bolster the one-time superpower’s global influence while proving to constituents he can…

Maduro Clings To Power As Venezuela’s Oil Collapse Continues

Maduro Clings To Power As Venezuela’s Oil Collapse Continues

Jan 10, 2019 at 16:38 | Nick Cunningham

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated for a second term on Thursday, despite presiding over an economic meltdown of historic proportions and his status as an international pariah. A coalition…

Is The Trade War Finally Coming To An End?

Is The Trade War Finally Coming To An End?

Dec 28, 2018 at 12:22 | Jon LeSage

The U.S. and China may be ready to stabilize trade relations, with a U.S. government delegation traveling to Beijing during the week of Jan. 7 to hold trade talks with…

Venezuela: A Real Threat To Guyana's Oil Boom

Venezuela: A Real Threat To Guyana's Oil Boom

Dec 27, 2018 at 09:27 | Nick Cunningham

Last Friday, the Guyanese government fell after a no-confidence vote, a move that likely was viewed as an opportune moment of weakness in Caracas. A day later, Venezuela’s navy…

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