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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Osama Rizvi is an economic and global oil market analyst who brings in a holistic point of view connecting geopolitics, economy and politics. He has been providing analysis for various outlets all around the world for more than 7 years. He also works as an analyst at Primary Vision Network. 

Latest articles from Osama

  • Don’t Take Higher Oil Prices For Granted

    Published 02 June 2018 | viewed 44,269 times

    Oil prices collapsed at the start of this week, with WTI and Brent dropping 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent respectively from their three and a…

  • The Six Factors Driving Oil Markets In 2018

    Published 12 April 2018 | viewed 22,500 times

    Uncertainty appears to have returned to oil markets of late, with a cluster of factors battling for influence over prices. The oil bulls are very…

  • Where Do Oil Markets Go After The OPEC Deal?

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 23,598 times

    Lately, oil markets have been finely balanced. Both the bulls and bears can make a compelling argument for their respective cases. Russia has vowed not…

  • Is The Shale Boom A Certainty?

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 13,880 times

    Among the fears that grip today’s oil markets, nothing is as strong as the uncontrollable rise of U.S. shale production. While OPEC and its partners…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Big Oil Gamble

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 23,013 times

    With Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) now firmly in power in Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s IPO and fundraising to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil will…

  • U.S. Shale Could Bring Bearishness Back To Markets

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 15,616 times

    Brent oil has breached the technical and psychological barrier of $60, while WTI inched up to $54. The bulls are relishing in the excitement of…

  • The Driving Forces Behind Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 28 September 2017 | viewed 17,648 times

    The oil market is arguably the most fickle market in the world… One day it might set new records for bullishness, the next we might…

  • Are Deeper Cuts OPEC’s Only Option?

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 16,110 times

    Despite the November, 2016 Vienna crude oil agreement among OPEC and certain non-OPEC (NOPEC) producers and its subsequent May 2017 extension, the global crude oil market…

  • The OPEC Extension Is Already Under Threat

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 20,762 times

    Rising production from both U.S. shale and Libya has been playing havoc with oil prices of-late. The possibility of a strong Summer Driving Season, which…

  • Who Holds The Power In Today’s Oil Market?

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 56,051 times

    Amidst the din of analysts speculating about whether oil prices will rise or fall, observers may well be overlooking some pressing questions about the very…

  • 4 Factors Driving Oil Prices This Summer

    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 38,546 times

    Uncertainty is dominating today’s oil markets, with production cuts, ballooning inventories and a rising rig count all adding to oil price volatility. And as the…

  • Deciphering Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 16,571 times

    The EIA reported a crude build of 8.2 million last week, the 9th consecutive weekly inventory rise, with oil prices later plunging 5.3 percent. The…

  • Are Oil Markets Ignoring Demand?

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 44,531 times

    To the surprise of many, the OPEC and NOPEC deal is not only holding but overperforming. The compliance rate stands at 91 percent, with the…

  • Oil Price Tug Of War

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 13,256 times

    Since the Vienna oil deal (30th December) oil prices have been in a game of tug-of-war. On one side is the optimistic viewpoint in the…

  • Post Oil Bust: What Lessons Have Petrostates Learnt?

    Published 30 January 2017 | viewed 10,013 times

    During the past year the economies of oil producing countries have been dealt a fatal blow. Saudi Arabia suffers from various structural challenges to its…

  • The Secrets Behind Russia’s 2016 Oil Success

    Published 09 January 2017 | viewed 25,448 times

    For every one dollar reduction in the price of oil, Russia suffers a staggering two billion dollar loss in its revenue. On top of the…

  • The Five Countries Threatening OPEC Unity

    Published 29 December 2016 | viewed 23,758 times

    As an apparent wave of populism sweeps through the world, Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50, and fears of a trade war between China and…

  • The Overstated Impact Of Trump On Oil

    Published 24 December 2016 | viewed 22,847 times

    With Donald Trump set to enter the White House and OPEC having agreed to production cuts, analysts are focused on how the global oil industry…

  • OPEC: Has The Cheating Already Begun?

    Published 13 December 2016 | viewed 18,994 times

    With the deal now done, we seem to be witnessing history in the making. But remember: history always repeats itself. When two agreements were signed…

  • Stormy Seas Ahead For Oil Markets

    Published 10 December 2016 | viewed 45,796 times

    While the November OPEC deal sent crude sailing above $50, oil markets are expected to face some strong headwinds going forward. The Federal Open Market…

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