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How U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Backfired

How U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Backfired

The United States levied harsh…

Is Biden Preparing To Ease Restrictions On Venezuelan Oil?

Is Biden Preparing To Ease Restrictions On Venezuelan Oil?

Biden's surprise foreign policy move…

Geopolitics

Is China Caving To U.S. Oil Sanctions?

Oct 25, 2019 at 16:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s imports of crude oil from Venezuela dipped to a nearly nine-year low in September as major state-held Chinese companies back out of Venezuelan purchases, looking to avoid fallout from…

The End Of Syria’s “Pipeline War”

Oct 25, 2019 at 13:48 | ZeroHedge

Russia-Turkey deal establishes ‘safe zone’ along Turkish border and there will be joint Russia-Turkey military patrols. The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough.…

Why Russia Won’t Abandon OPEC+ Just Yet

Oct 24, 2019 at 10:49 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russian President Vladimir Putin pried loose a couple of energy investment deals from Saudi Arabia on his latest visit to the region, on October 14 and 15 (

Two Dead Following ISIS Attack On Iraqi Oil Field

Oct 22, 2019 at 09:13 | Irina Slav

Islamic State militants attacked checkpoints at a group of oil fields in northern Iraq, killing two members of the security force deployed there and injuring three, Reuters reports, citing…

Is ISIS Back?

Oct 18, 2019 at 17:00 | Julianne Geiger

The American political leadership may not have been able to connect the dots on a withdrawal in Syria, but it’s really quite simple:  1) Americans step aside 2) Turks swarm…

Oil Markets At Stake As The Syria Debate Rages On

Oct 18, 2019 at 16:44 | Irina Slav

The U.S. pullout from Syria sparked strong—and opposing—reactions, as a move of that magnitude was bound to do. Trump bashers bashed Trump for quitting and Trump supporters cheered the America…

Russia Ready To Seize Control Of The World's Largest Oil Reserves

Oct 17, 2019 at 09:05 | Irina Slav

The Venezuelan government is readying to hand over control over state oil company PDVSA to Russia’s Rosneft, a local newspaper has reported, citing sources from the industry. Russian TASS

Russia Consolidates Control Over The World’s Top Oil Region

Oct 15, 2019 at 10:46 | RFE/RL staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) as part of a tour aimed at strengthening Moscow's presence in the Middle East.Putin flew…

Iran's President Vows Revenge For Oil Tanker Attack

Oct 15, 2019 at 09:10 | Irina Slav

Iran will not leave the Friday attack on the Sabiti tanker unpunished, President Hassan Rouhani said during his first media conference in more than a year. Bloomberg reports that…

Russia Aims To Ditch The Dollar For Oil & Gas Sales

Oct 14, 2019 at 10:54 | ZeroHedge

Russia's de-dollarization efforts continue, in line with Putin's promise to lower the country's vulnerability to the ongoing threat of US sanctions, with officials eyeing energy exports next.  “We have a…

Houthi Attacks: The Greatest Threat To Saudi Oil Production

Oct 14, 2019 at 10:50 | Global Risk Insights

The Houthi rebel group in Yemen was the first to claim responsibility for what they described as a drone attack on Khurais and Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia. However, fingers were…

Putin The Peacemaker? Russia Aims To Calm Middle East Tensions

Oct 14, 2019 at 10:44 | RFE/RL staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Saudi Arabia on October 14 amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf and is expected to ink oil agreements, according to statements on the…

The Saudi Crown Prince’s Final Option

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:34 | Cyril Widdershoven

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been making headlines again these last few days. After giving an interview to CBS in which he admitted the mistakes of the Khashoggi…

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…

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