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Middle East Tensions Near Boiling Point

Middle East Tensions Near Boiling Point

Dec 06, 2017 at 16:48 | Cyril Widdershoven

The 38th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit resulted in a showdown between Qatar and its Saud-led alliance counterparts. Saudi King Salman decided to send a lower diplomatic delegation in his…

Fear Will Drive Oil Prices Higher In 2018

Fear Will Drive Oil Prices Higher In 2018

Dec 05, 2017 at 11:56 | Robert Rapier

The price of oil has always been driven by cycles of fear and complacency. During the cycle of fear, geopolitical events can send the price of oil soaring. During the…

Iran’s Elaborate Sanction-Skirting Scheme

Iran’s Elaborate Sanction-Skirting Scheme

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:36 | Irina Slav

Turkish authorities and banks cooperated with Tehran in the development of a scheme aimed at providing Iran with international markets for its gas in exchange for hard currency that was…

The Geopolitical Video Game

The Geopolitical Video Game

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | Gail Tverberg

The way the world economy is manipulated by world leaders is a little like a giant video game. The object of the game is to keep the world economy growing, without…

Russia Plans First-Ever Sale Of Yuan Bonds

Russia Plans First-Ever Sale Of Yuan Bonds

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | ZeroHedge

As Russia braces for further sanctions from Washington D.C. over their alleged role in "meddling" in the 2016 U.S. election, they are reportedly prepping a $1 billion yuan-denominated bond issuance in…

Vienna Is The Ultimate OPEC Smokescreen

Vienna Is The Ultimate OPEC Smokescreen

Nov 29, 2017 at 17:28 | Cyril Widdershoven

The OPEC circus continues to make headlines. All the five-star hotels are booked, as market analysts fervently examine their glass balls to predict the outcome of Thursday’s big meeting. Again,…

3 Questions For OPEC On The Eve Of Extension

3 Questions For OPEC On The Eve Of Extension

Nov 29, 2017 at 17:24 | Nick Cunningham

On the eve of the OPEC meeting, all signs point to a significant extension of the production cuts, although some key details remain unclear. In the past, these gatherings in…

Can Nigeria And Libya Avoid A Production Cut?

Can Nigeria And Libya Avoid A Production Cut?

Nov 29, 2017 at 16:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Beyond discussing the broader terms of the production cut deal, OPEC will crunch the numbers of exempt producers Libya and Nigeria this week to see if their oil production has…

Maduro: Venezuela Could Stop Crude Oil Sales To U.S.

Maduro: Venezuela Could Stop Crude Oil Sales To U.S.

Nov 29, 2017 at 10:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

True to his ‘anti-imperialistic’ rhetoric, Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro now says that his country could stop selling its crude oil to the United States. “The day that they…

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

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Nov 28, 2017 at 17:59 | Irina Slav

Do you remember who first said anything about extending the oil production cut deal until the end of next year? It wasn’t Saudi Arabia or any other Gulf producer. It…

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