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Painfully Slow Growth Expected For Canada's Oil Sector

Oct 04, 2019 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

Market Movers • Russian oil production dipped in September to 11.24 million bpd, down from 11.29 million bpd--a figure that is still above its agreed upon quota that it forged…

Sudden Eruption Of Violence In Iraq Threatens Oil Supply

Oct 03, 2019 at 16:28 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past week, as the swift return of disrupted Saudi oil production allowed markets to look past geopolitical risk. But that doesn’t mean…

Iran Says It Foiled Israeli-Arab Plot To Blow Up Elite Guards Commander

Oct 03, 2019 at 13:14 | ZeroHedge

Iran has announced that it thwarted a sophisticated plot to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  State media, which first unveiled the news…

Endemic Corruption Is Suffocating Iraq’s Oil Boom

Oct 01, 2019 at 16:37 | Simon Watkins

Last week’s agreement by the London-based oil and gas company TechnipFMC to pay US$5.1 million to settle an Iraq-related corruption case with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again…

Stena Bulk Cries “Liar” As Iran Holds Onto Detained Oil Tanker

Sep 25, 2019 at 12:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Two days after Iran said that the detained UK-flagged oil tanker was “free to leave Iran,” officials in the Islamic Republic said on Wednesday that the detention order had…

Has Iran Won The War For The Middle East?

Sep 20, 2019 at 17:22 | Yossef Bodansky

The most important historic milestone was not the heavy damage to the Saudi oil installations during the attacks on them on September 14, 2019. Rather, it was a quiet Ashura…

Are Oil Traders Already Looking Beyond The Saudi Oil Crisis?

Sep 20, 2019 at 16:42 | Tom Kool

Oil markets went for a wild ride this week in the aftermath of the drone strike on one of the world’s most important crude processing facilities. The attack led to…

Oil Prices Up As Iran Prepares For "All Out War"

Sep 19, 2019 at 10:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

An American or Saudi military strike on Iran because of the weekend attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure would result in an “all-out-war,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CNN in…

War In The Middle East Is China’s Worst Nightmare

Sep 17, 2019 at 12:13 | Irina Slav

When President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States was “locked and loaded” to respond to the drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, many smelled war. Even though…

Is A Full-Blown War In The Persian Gulf Inevitable?

Sep 16, 2019 at 12:02 | Cyril Widdershoven

Iran has been able to counter U.S. President Trump’s maximum pressure strategy by taking the challenge to the next level. With a big bang, the global oil market has been…

$100 Oil? Drone Strikes Halt Half Of Saudi Crude Production

Sep 14, 2019 at 11:28 | Michael Kern

Half of Saudi Arabia's oil production has gone offline following a surprise drone strike. Drones attacked Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia and the Khurais oil field run by Saudi Aramco…

Trump’s Softer Line On Iran Could Tank Oil Prices

Sep 11, 2019 at 17:21 | Nick Cunningham

Trump is mulling easing sanctions on Iran as a way to increase the odds of a face-to-face meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Oil prices briefly fell on Tuesday…

The Challengers To China’s Rare Earth Monopoly

Sep 11, 2019 at 13:37 | Irina Slav

Dominance is not a word that the Pentagon and the White House like to hear when it’s not preceded by “U.S.” Right now, amid a trade war with Beijing, it…

Is The Hottest Conflict In The Middle East Coming To An End?

Sep 06, 2019 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

The war in Yemen has now proven to be a key trigger for the reduction of the US’ 70-year strategic dominance of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. This is…

Report: Iranian Tanker Offloads Oil At Syrian Port

Sep 06, 2019 at 10:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The now notorious Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 has offloaded its crude oil cargo to a port in Syria, Middle East Eye reported on Friday, quoting two sources.…

U.S. Intensifies Pressure Against Iran, Targets Oil Tanker Network

Sep 05, 2019 at 09:00 | Irina Slav

The United States stepped up its pressure on Iran by announcing yet more sanctions plus a US$15-million plan aimed at disrupting the operations of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.…

The Saudi Pivot To The East Is Real

Aug 30, 2019 at 17:24 | Cyril Widdershoven

After a short lull in the media frenzy about the Aramco IPO, touted to be the largest listing ever on a stock exchange, steps are being taken to actually realize…

Iran Jumps Into Crucial KRG-Iraq Oil Negotiations

Aug 30, 2019 at 17:20 | Simon Watkins

Iran has entered the ongoing negotiations over the on-off budget disbursements-for-oil deal between the Federal Government of Iraq (FGI) in Baghdad and the government of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan…

Superpowers Are Vying For Power In This New Oil & Gas Frontier

Aug 29, 2019 at 13:21 | Vanand Meliksetian

The Eastern Mediterranean has become a hotbed for tensions between regional and great powers due to the discovery of major energy deposits. The littoral states could potentially earn billions in…

Iran Offers EU Two Options To Keep Nuclear Deal In Place

Aug 29, 2019 at 12:35 | Irina Slav

Iran has offered the European Union two options to keep the nuclear deal alive as the EU keeps failing to find a way to support the Iranian economy amid U.S.…

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