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Gregory Brew

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Gregory Brew

Dr. Gregory Brew is a researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. He is a fellow at the Metropolitan Society for International Affairs, and his work has appeared in The Conversation, the Houston Chronicle, Mediterranean Quarterly, Iranian Studies, E-International Relations and Modern Diplomacy. Follow him at @gbrew24

Latest articles from Gregory

  • How Oil Defeated The Nazis

    Published 05 June 2019 | viewed 42,186 times

    General Erwin Rommel, “the Desert Fox,” was reputedly the best tactician in the entire German Army. For years, he led his panzers across multiple campaigns…

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  • Can The U.S. Bring Iranian Oil Exports To Zero?

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  • Iran Sanctions Could Backfire On U.S. Drillers

    Published 19 August 2018 | viewed 18,513 times

    The United States is upping the ante in its effort to sanction Iran, and its efforts may further complicate its ongoing trade war with China…

  • Caught In The Crossfire: The Unintended Victim Of Iran Sanctions

    Published 14 August 2018 | viewed 12,761 times

    With U.S. sanctions set to snap back into place, Iran is bracing itself for another period of economic hardship and uncertainty. Critical to the success…

  • The Most Important Waterway In The Oil World

    Published 25 July 2018 | viewed 20,156 times

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  • 3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing The Energy Sector

    Published 26 June 2018 | viewed 19,932 times

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  • The Energy Goliaths Driving Global Demand

    Published 22 November 2017 | viewed 9,866 times

    When measuring future global energy growth, two countries rise above the rest in size and importance: China and India. The two countries, world leaders in…

  • When Will Oil Demand Begin To Taper Off?

    Published 18 November 2017 | viewed 31,019 times

    It’s possible that 2017 may go down as the year when the concept of peak oil demand went from speculation to potential reality, as companies…

  • Why Saudi Arabia Should Fear U.S. Oil Dominance

    Published 15 November 2017 | viewed 30,337 times

    One of the more important recent developments in global energy is the resurgence of U.S. energy production, thanks in large part to the shale revolution.…

  • OPEC's War Against Shale Is Far From Over

    Published 09 November 2017 | viewed 15,791 times

    Despite the recent market rally and current bullish streak in oil prices, the years-long competition for market share between OPEC and U.S. shale producers shows…

  • The Kurdish Oil Gamble Has Backfired

    Published 08 November 2017 | viewed 16,736 times

    Since September’s independence referendum and October’s dramatic Kirkuk re-capture by Iraqi troops, the drama over Kurdish oil continues, with new developments occurring early this week.…

  • Why Saudi Arabia’s Crackdown Sent Oil Prices Soaring

    Published 06 November 2017 | viewed 49,669 times

    A power-play by the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia took place over the weekend, with big repercussions for the future of the country that…

  • OPEC Aims For Smooth Exit From Production Cut Deal

    Published 24 October 2017 | viewed 10,307 times

    The members of OPEC are quietly beginning to plan an eventual tapering-off of production cuts, even as the group plans a nine-month extension of the…

  • Major Oil Traders See Upside For Oil Prices

    Published 22 October 2017 | viewed 19,555 times

    Division among the world’s biggest oil traders indicates the strong degree of uncertainty in the market. According to Bloomberg, questions over demand growth, relative production…

  • Are Oil Markets Becoming Immune To Geopolitical Risk?

    Published 20 October 2017 | viewed 8,016 times

    After lying dormant for a few months, the risk premium in oil is back. That, at least, is what many analysts have begun declaring in…

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    Published 11 October 2017 | viewed 26,123 times

    Far out to sea, amid the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, there’s a fortune to be made. According to new research, deep water wind…

  • The Kurdish Referendum Could Reshape Oil Markets

    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 14,916 times

    Iraq, the second-largest OPEC producer, may be facing a significant disruption to its oil exports this month. On September 25, citizens of the northern region…

  • How Vulnerable Are Oil Markets To Extreme Weather?

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 16,281 times

    Last week, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States and for days disrupted the national energy industry. Refineries were closed, pipelines shut down, tankers…

  • How Long Can U.S. Refineries Remain Offline?

    Published 31 August 2017 | viewed 19,880 times

    When Hurricane Harvey blew into Texas last weekend, it dumped more than 30 inches of rain, flooding Houston and large areas of southeastern Texas, while…

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