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Geopolitics

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

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…

Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers

Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers

Nov 27, 2017 at 16:28 | James Stafford

Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we’ve ever seen. It can help fund terrorism and its anonymity makes it…

Maduro Tightens Grip On PDVSA As Production Plunges

Maduro Tightens Grip On PDVSA As Production Plunges

Nov 27, 2017 at 09:25 | Irina Slav

In a surprise move, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a National Guard major general as the new head of PDVSA and the country’s oil ministry. The appointment does not bode…

Venezuela To Try US Citizens & Former Citgo Executives As Traitors

Venezuela To Try US Citizens & Former Citgo Executives As Traitors

Nov 23, 2017 at 09:18 | Irina Slav

Six Citgo executives—US citizens—that Venezuela arrested as part of a corruption sweep will be tried as traitors, President Nicolas Maduro said. Citgo’s President Jose Pereira and five senior executives…

Saudi Corruption Crackdown Could Permanently Boost Oil Prices

Saudi Corruption Crackdown Could Permanently Boost Oil Prices

Nov 21, 2017 at 11:57 | Cyril Widdershoven

The Middle East is heading for a major showdown, if statements made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and UAE’s minister of Foreign Affairs Gargash are to be…

Oil Price Drop Imminent If Moscow Says “No” To Extension

Oil Price Drop Imminent If Moscow Says “No” To Extension

Nov 20, 2017 at 15:32 | Irina Slav

As the November 30 meeting in Vienna of OPEC and its partners in the oil production cut deal nears, worry has returned among traders: one of the brokers of the…

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Fuel Crisis Hits Kazakhstan Hard

Nov 17, 2017 at 17:10 | The Jamestown Foundation

Despite being the second-largest oil producer and exporter in the former Soviet Union, only behind Russia, Kazakhstan has been historically plagued by chronic deficits of fuel for domestic consumption. National…

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Saudi Arabia’s Risky Market Share Sacrifice

Nov 16, 2017 at 15:37 | Zainab Calcuttawala

The 600,000 barrels per day Port Arthur refinery has exclusively processed Saudi Arabian crude since 1988, when Saudi Aramco first bought a stake in the facility—the largest of its kind…

Saudi Sheikdown: Arrested Royals Offered A Deal - Your Money For Your Freedom

Saudi Sheikdown: Arrested Royals Offered A Deal - Your Money For Your Freedom

Nov 16, 2017 at 12:02 | ZeroHedge

As we noted shortly after the Crown Prince’s purge of potential rivals within Saudi Arabia’s sprawling ruling family, while the dozens of arrests were made under the pretext of an…

Bahrain Security Forces Foil Attacks On Three Oil Pipelines

Bahrain Security Forces Foil Attacks On Three Oil Pipelines

Nov 16, 2017 at 09:11 | Irina Slav

Bahrain’s security forces have prevented a terrorist attack on three oil pipelines as well as attacks on public figures, the Chief of the country’s Public Security, Major General Tariq al-Hassan…

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