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Geopolitics

Iraq

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 Impero

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…

Tehran

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…

Oil

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…

Javad Zarif

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…

Riyadh at night

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…

Riyadh

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…

Explosion

$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 JCPOA

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…

Mining Rare Earths

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…

  
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