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Iraq Conflict Won’t Trigger Oil Rally

Iraq Conflict Won’t Trigger Oil Rally

Oct 25, 2017 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

The standoff between the Iraqi government and Kurdistan over the past month helped push up oil prices, due to the idling of a sizable portion of the country’s crude oil…

Saudi Arabia To Move Beyond Oil And Islam

Saudi Arabia To Move Beyond Oil And Islam

Oct 25, 2017 at 16:53 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the coming creation of a $500 billion business and industrial megacity that links Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan together by focusing on growth in…

Kurdistan Proposes Immediate Ceasefire With Iraq

Kurdistan Proposes Immediate Ceasefire With Iraq

Oct 25, 2017 at 09:17 | Irina Slav

The Kurdistan Regional Government has proposed to Baghdad an immediate ceasefire after more than a week of fighting following a decision by Baghdad to retake control of disputed Kirkuk…

Can Venezuela Avoid Default?

Can Venezuela Avoid Default?

Oct 24, 2017 at 15:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The oil and bond market participants have hardly had time to take a breather after Venezuela’s disputed regional election, as the cash-strapped crisis-stricken country has to make more than…

The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

Oct 23, 2017 at 17:21 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market. An unexpected disruption could occur at any…

Power Struggles In The DRC Are Hampering Energy Potential

Power Struggles In The DRC Are Hampering Energy Potential

Oct 20, 2017 at 16:32 | Richard Talley

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is known for two dueling realities… Below ground, the DRC sits on immense natural resource wealth, including some of the world’s highest-quality copper…

Syrian Kurds Cut Secret Gas Deal With Russian Forces

Syrian Kurds Cut Secret Gas Deal With Russian Forces

Oct 20, 2017 at 16:32 | ZeroHedge

In a move that surprised many observers of the ongoing war for Deir Ezzor province, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over one of Syria's largest gas fields to Russian…

Are Oil Markets Becoming Immune To Geopolitical Risk?

Are Oil Markets Becoming Immune To Geopolitical Risk?

Oct 20, 2017 at 10:14 | Gregory Brew

After lying dormant for a few months, the risk premium in oil is back. That, at least, is what many analysts have begun declaring in the wake…

Half A Million Bpd At Risk From Geopolitical Firestorm

Half A Million Bpd At Risk From Geopolitical Firestorm

Oct 17, 2017 at 16:41 | Nick Cunningham

It’s been a long time since geopolitical developments caused major movements in the oil price, but the escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, combined with the sudden military clashes…

Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

Oil Markets Fear Iraqi Escalation

Oct 16, 2017 at 17:03 | Cyril Widdershoven

The expected military operation of Iraqi forces against the Kurdish peshmergas in Kirkuk has begun. Sources indicate that the Iraqi military, supported by Shia militias and Iranian forces, are battling…

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