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Geopolitics

Former Venezuelan General Takes Helm Of OPEC

Former Venezuelan General Takes Helm Of OPEC

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:41 | Irina Slav

In what some saw as a sign of OPEC’s growing irrelevance in the world of oil, Venezuela’s Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo will take the helm of the cartel beginning next…

Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:26 | Damir Kaletovic

The specter of a rumored U.S. military buildup in Cyprus that would draw a major Russian response now adds to the ongoing Greek Cypriot-Turkish conflict over the island and the…

Iran Threatens To Close Key Oil Choke Point

Iran Threatens To Close Key Oil Choke Point

Dec 04, 2018 at 12:57 | ZeroHedge

Here we go again: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital to up to one-third of all global oil shipping as it's a key…

Khashoggi’s Revenge: Is Saudi Arabia Becoming A Pariah State?

Khashoggi’s Revenge: Is Saudi Arabia Becoming A Pariah State?

Nov 29, 2018 at 12:38 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. Senate took a dramatic step on Thursday, moving to block U.S. involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen and sending a powerful message to Riyadh that the…

Qatar Looks To Revitalize Trade Amid Embargo

Qatar Looks To Revitalize Trade Amid Embargo

Nov 29, 2018 at 12:01 | Oxford Business Group

On November 7 Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, announced that Doha was looking to expand trade and investment…

New Oil Deals To Ease Tensions In South China Sea

New Oil Deals To Ease Tensions In South China Sea

Nov 21, 2018 at 11:51 | Haley Zaremba

China and the Philippines have just announced an official agreement to go forward with a groundbreaking joint oil and gas exploration deal - reportedly the biggest oil and gas…

The Impending Endgame In Oil Markets

The Impending Endgame In Oil Markets

Nov 19, 2018 at 17:58 | Cyril Widdershoven

U.S. president Trump is facing strong internal pressure to punish Saudi Arabia in the coming days. For Washington, however, this could be a double-edged sword, as turning on Saudi Crown…

Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

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

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

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…

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