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Iran Looks To Barter Oil As U.S. Sanctions Bite

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Geopolitics

The Truth About Peace On The Korean Peninsula

The Truth About Peace On The Korean Peninsula

May 07, 2018 at 15:59 | Gregory R. Copley

Suddenly, the lights of the diplomatic theater dim, and a wider cast of players — more than the program seemed to indicate — move in the shadows. Until now, it…

Banking Giants To Choose Sides In Saudi-Qatar Rift

Banking Giants To Choose Sides In Saudi-Qatar Rift

May 04, 2018 at 16:36 | Safehaven.com

Big international banks were eager to jump in on Qatar’s first bond sale in two years—but their eagerness was throttled by a Gulf feud now making them choose sides wherever…

Eight Geopolitical Risks That Could Send Oil Prices Surging

Eight Geopolitical Risks That Could Send Oil Prices Surging

May 03, 2018 at 17:22 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The geopolitical risk premium has taken center stage as one of the key drivers of oil prices in recent months, often trumping fundamentals to send prices soaring on concerns about…

Iran Sanctions Could Throw Oil Markets Into Chaos

Iran Sanctions Could Throw Oil Markets Into Chaos

May 03, 2018 at 10:57 | Kent Moors

An agreement is an agreement, or so it’s said. Tensions are skyrocketing after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s claim that Iran has violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement.…

Russian Oil Turns Its Back On Its Biggest Customer

Russian Oil Turns Its Back On Its Biggest Customer

May 01, 2018 at 16:37 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Since the start of 2018, Russia’s pipeline crude oil exports to China have been growing, while its seaborne shipments to Europe have been falling. At the beginning of this year,…

A Geopolitical Red Herring For Oil Markets

A Geopolitical Red Herring For Oil Markets

Apr 25, 2018 at 17:35 | Nick Cunningham

A Trump-Macron bromance briefly brought the oil price rally to a halt on Tuesday. The two leaders hugged and kissed quite a bit during the French President’s visit to Washington,…

Is The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?

Is The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?

Apr 20, 2018 at 18:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Oil market participants and analysts will be intently watching the Trump Administration over the next month. May 12 is the deadline for the U.S. President to decide to waive sanctions…

Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

Apr 18, 2018 at 11:49 | Tim Daiss

The phrase “becoming all things to all people,” might also apply to modern-day Saudi Arabia. The world’s largest oil exporter, defacto OPEC leader and the third largest oil producer finds…

Oil Slips As U.S. Scales Back Confrontation With Russia

Oil Slips As U.S. Scales Back Confrontation With Russia

Apr 16, 2018 at 13:13 | ZeroHedge

The U.S.' declaration that the overnight missile strikes against Syria would be limited and a "one-time shot" may tamp down some of the risk to oil prices spiking when markets…

U.S. Considers Economic Warfare Against Iran

U.S. Considers Economic Warfare Against Iran

Apr 12, 2018 at 17:33 | Nick Cunningham

Iran’s currency recently hit an all-time low, and economic uncertainty looks likely to test the country’s political establishment. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has already been dealing with a restless population,…

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