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Geopolitics

OPEC To Rule Oil Markets Till Peak Demand

OPEC To Rule Oil Markets Till Peak Demand

Jul 17, 2018 at 12:39 | Tsvetana Paraskova

OPEC will continue to play a key role in oil supply and prices in the global oil market through 2040, despite the relentless oil production in the Permian and expectations…

Domestic Unrest Threatens OPEC’s No.2

Domestic Unrest Threatens OPEC’s No.2

Jul 16, 2018 at 14:16 | Cyril Widdershoven

Iraq’s future is again tottering with protests erupting of the country. Baghdad is being confronted by internal unrest, as economic and social problems have spilled over into the political arena.…

Will Bulgaria Become Europe’s Next Gas Hub?

Will Bulgaria Become Europe’s Next Gas Hub?

Jul 13, 2018 at 13:01 | The Jamestown Foundation

German support for Russia’s plans to double the capacity of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea has, in turn, encouraged Bulgaria’s aspirations to develop a regional…

The Broader Implications Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

The Broader Implications Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

Jul 10, 2018 at 10:31 | Vanand Meliksetian

President Donald Trump’s aversion towards Iran’s rulers has been obvious since his announcement for running for the office of US president. His confrontational policy has culminated in the unilateral withdrawal…

More Western Energy Companies Leave Iran

More Western Energy Companies Leave Iran

Jul 09, 2018 at 13:18 | Tim Daiss

Iran is still trying to get EU help as more western companies exit the country ahead of renewed sanctions imposed by the U.S. In more bad news for the Islamic…

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

Jul 06, 2018 at 14:38 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. government has continued its attempts to shut down Iran’s oil exports, and in recent days Iranian officials responded by threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz. Such an…

Russia Joins The Global Trade War

Russia Joins The Global Trade War

Jul 06, 2018 at 14:23 | ZeroHedge

Whether this is a coordinated response is unclear - and certainly on a much smaller scale - but Bloomberg reports that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree this morning imposing higher…

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

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

Jul 05, 2018 at 16:03 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Faced with the return of U.S. sanctions, Iran is studying a revival of a plan to barter crude oil for goods, possibly resuming the scheme that it used to try…

Iranian President: No One Will Benefit From U.S. Nuclear-Deal Exit

Iranian President: No One Will Benefit From U.S. Nuclear-Deal Exit

Jul 04, 2018 at 12:30 | RFE/RL staff

During a visit to Vienna, Iranian President Hassan Rohani has reiterated that Tehran will remain in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as its interests are guaranteed…

Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

Jul 02, 2018 at 11:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Islamic State was selling oil and gas to the Syrian regime and to Turkey, while the militants were ruling over large areas in Syria and Iraq over the past three…

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