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Geopolitics

Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock?

Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock?

Jun 11, 2018 at 17:53 | Cyril Widdershoven

The ongoing speculation online about the future of cooperation between Russia and OPEC seems to be a little one-sided. The main point of discussion up until now has been the…

New Players Enter The European Gas Game

New Players Enter The European Gas Game

Jun 08, 2018 at 16:58 | Vanand Meliksetian

The expansion of the European Union in 2004 and 2007 indirectly led to several crises at a level not seen since the oil embargo of 1973. The accession of several…

Global Energy Advisory June 8th 2018

Global Energy Advisory June 8th 2018

Jun 08, 2018 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

President Trump has reportedly asked OPEC and Russia to increase crude oil production by 1 million barrels per day as prices at the pump in the United States have climbed…

The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

Jun 05, 2018 at 09:55 | Tim Daiss

It should come as no surprise that U.S. officials took China to task last weekend over its seemingly never-ending South China Sea build up. Saturday at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue,…

Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent

Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent

Jun 04, 2018 at 12:19 | Gregory R. Copley

Saudi Arabia has plunged its immediate region into major strategic uncertainty. What can only be described as a serious outbreak of shooting in the Royal Palace in Riyadh on April…

Why Oil Markets Should Fear Trump’s Trade War

Why Oil Markets Should Fear Trump’s Trade War

Jun 01, 2018 at 17:06 | Nick Cunningham

“We're putting the trade war on hold,” U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday,” nearly two weeks ago. That didn’t go down well with President…

Oil Giants Are Fleeing Iran On Sanction Fears

Oil Giants Are Fleeing Iran On Sanction Fears

Jun 01, 2018 at 16:52 | RFE/RL staff

The threat of U.S. sanctions has prompted Russian oil giant Lukoil to put its plans to develop projects in Iran on hold while the Indian company that owns the world's…

Kuwait Halts Tax Plan As Oil Prices Rise

Kuwait Halts Tax Plan As Oil Prices Rise

Jun 01, 2018 at 16:50 | Oxford Business Group

Following a Budgets and Final Accounts Committee meeting on May 14, the National Assembly confirmed the revised timeline for the VAT introduction, citing a lack of technical and logistical readiness…

The OPEC Deal Isn’t Dead Yet

The OPEC Deal Isn’t Dead Yet

May 25, 2018 at 17:11 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices plunged on Friday after news broke that OPEC and its partners, including Russia, are considering allowing higher levels of oil production, which could mark the beginning of the…

Will The U.S. Push Venezuela Into The Abyss?

Will The U.S. Push Venezuela Into The Abyss?

May 22, 2018 at 14:38 | Nick Cunningham

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory in a low-turnout election that is widely viewed as rigged, raising the threat of more painful sanctions from the United States. But, in a…

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