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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Biography

Osama is a business graduate and a student of international relations. Currently working as freelance journalist, covering commodities and geopolitics.

Osama is a regular contributor at 'Modern Diplomacy' and Huffington Post.

Latest articles from Osama

  • Saudi Arabia’s Big Oil Gamble

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 11,004 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 12,200 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 9,353 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 13,380 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 19,031 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 46,836 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 27,525 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 13,649 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 30,784 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 11,242 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 7,626 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 19,681 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 16,058 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 19,705 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 16,892 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 43,879 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…

  • How OPEC Has Papered The Oil Market Cracks

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 13,687 times

    The outcome of the Vienna meeting came as a pleasant surprise to oil markets. A deal had been hammered out and, despite the resistance, OPEC…

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