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Gregory Brew

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Gregory Brew

Biography

Gregory Brew is a researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Georgetown University in oil history and American foreign policy. 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

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  • Why Saudi Arabia’s Crackdown Sent Oil Prices Soaring

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    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…

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    Published 11 October 2017 | viewed 5,986 times

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    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 8,960 times

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    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 5,462 times

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

    Published 31 August 2017 | viewed 10,937 times

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    Published 27 August 2017 | viewed 9,281 times

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    Published 16 August 2017 | viewed 7,444 times

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    Published 13 August 2017 | viewed 8,062 times

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released its monthly oil market report on Thursday, and the news was enough to send WTI below $50…

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    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 15,720 times

    New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has brought some good news for advocates of U.S. natural gas production. In three of the first…

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    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 12,924 times

    In response to Venezuela’s controversial vote on Sunday, a move which could dramatically increase the power of President Nicolas Maduro and grant his government the…

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