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Tensions Between Israel and Iran Soar

Tensions Between Israel and Iran Soar

Tensions between Israel and Iran…

U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Snap Back Into Place

U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Snap Back Into Place

The U.S. has reimposed sanctions…

Oil Prices Surge as Geopolitical Risk Rises

Oil Prices Surge as Geopolitical Risk Rises

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The Great Power Politics Behind Nord Stream II

The Great Power Politics Behind Nord Stream II

Nov 30, 2018 at 13:48 | Ross McCracken

Nord Stream II is proving to be one of the most politically contentious pipelines of all time. The project is making gradual progress, but remains vulnerable to the fragile state…

Oil’s Worst Month In A Decade

Oil’s Worst Month In A Decade

Nov 30, 2018 at 13:45 | Editorial Dept

November 2018 will not go down in the history of oil trading as a successful month, in fact it was so bad that the last time we witnessed such a…

Could Trump And Xi Kill Bearish Sentiment In Oil?

Could Trump And Xi Kill Bearish Sentiment In Oil?

Nov 21, 2018 at 13:35 | Editorial Dept

On November 30th two rather powerful men are set to have a meeting in Argentina and they may very well decide the short-term fate of global oil prices. Markets have…

Global Intelligence Report - 21st November 2018

Global Intelligence Report - 21st November 2018

Nov 21, 2018 at 13:32 | Editorial Dept

Sources - Middle East analyst based in Dubai, with access to Saudi royal advisors and business elite- Libyan investigative journalist in Tripoli- Turkish investigative journalist in Istanbul-…

Iraq: The Remaining Lifeline For Iran

Iraq: The Remaining Lifeline For Iran

Nov 21, 2018 at 13:27 | Editorial Dept

Having looked thoroughly into the implications of the latest U.S. Iran sanctions throughout the past few weeks, it is reasonable to ask who stands to benefit from such a set-up.…

The Biofuel Directive Giving EU Oil Demand A Boost

The Biofuel Directive Giving EU Oil Demand A Boost

Nov 21, 2018 at 13:23 | Ross McCracken

ILUC is a little-known acronym that strikes fear into the heart of biofuels producers. It stands for Indirect Land Use Change and describes a change in land use, for example…

Volatility Rules As Oil Markets Wait On OPEC

Volatility Rules As Oil Markets Wait On OPEC

Nov 21, 2018 at 13:18 | Editorial Dept

December 6 might become the next key milestone in OPEC’s drive to keep oil prices within a more or less universally acceptable range. Until then, we are going to see…

Fool The Saudis Twice? Don’t Bet On It

Fool The Saudis Twice? Don’t Bet On It

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:08 | Editorial Dept

Oil’s bear market shifted into overdrive this week following the largest daily selloff in three years. Brent futures dropped to $65 while WTI hit $55. Both grades have sold off…

Russia Is Ready For U.S. Sanctions

Russia Is Ready For U.S. Sanctions

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:04 | Editorial Dept

Sanctions, Oil Deals: The Russian Perspective Sources: - High-level figure close to the Russian presidential administration- Senior official in the Russian Ministry of Finance- Moscow-based Russian economist-…

Will Canada Cap Its Oil Production?

Will Canada Cap Its Oil Production?

Nov 16, 2018 at 15:49 | Editorial Dept

A normal person’s November is mostly associated with Thanksgiving, preparation for Christmas and New Year, perhaps enjoying the last days of Indian summer for those lucky enough to live in…

China’s Transport Revolution

China’s Transport Revolution

Nov 16, 2018 at 15:42 | Ross McCracken

China’s march into alternative transport is starting to producer some significant numbers. A combination of rising electric vehicle (EV) and LNG-fuelled truck sales will, by year’s end, displace about 500,000…

Halting The Oil Price Collapse

Halting The Oil Price Collapse

Nov 16, 2018 at 15:07 | Editorial Dept

Crude has continued its downward slide, edging lower for the sixth consecutive week amid solidifying concerns about a potentially oversupplied market. On Tuesday prices plunged by 5 dollars, the worst…

Does The Market Need Another Production Cut Deal?

Does The Market Need Another Production Cut Deal?

Nov 09, 2018 at 14:24 | Editorial Dept

It doesn’t feel that long ago that global oil traders were concerned about rising demand and supply scarcity. The story went something like this- the world was losing barrels as…

Global Intelligence Report - 9th November 2018

Global Intelligence Report - 9th November 2018

Nov 09, 2018 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

Sources • Sources close the royal court in Saudi Arabia• High-level Egyptian energy industry sources• Former Egyptian intelligence source• Diplomatic sources in UAE SANCTIONS & SAUDI OPEC…

Iran Sanctions Waivers: The Devil Is In The Details

Iran Sanctions Waivers: The Devil Is In The Details

Nov 09, 2018 at 14:16 | Editorial Dept

The U.S. Administration’s decision to grant waivers on its Iran sanctions has placated fears that legal Iranian volumes will completely disappear from global markets. For many weeks and months, it…

Oil Is Back In A Bear Market

Oil Is Back In A Bear Market

Nov 09, 2018 at 14:10 | Editorial Dept

Oil has now well and truly slumped into a bear market, producing one of the most impressive decline streaks in the past few years. This Friday marks the eleventh day…

U.S. Shale Is Entering A Post-Expansionary Phase

U.S. Shale Is Entering A Post-Expansionary Phase

Nov 09, 2018 at 13:17 | Ross McCracken

US shale oil production has surged this year, underlining the short-cycle nature of the resource, but what goes up can come down. Shale oil production is much more responsive to…

Hedge Funds Are Bearish. A Bullish Sign For Oil?

Hedge Funds Are Bearish. A Bullish Sign For Oil?

Nov 02, 2018 at 15:46 | Editorial Dept

Last week’s Commitment of Traders report showed yet another round of massive selling of ICE Brent and NYMEX WTI contracts by hedge funds. NYMEX WTI net length fell from 240k…

Global Intelligence Report - 2nd November 2018

Global Intelligence Report - 2nd November 2018

Nov 02, 2018 at 15:42 | Editorial Dept

-Geopolitical analyst for global consulting firm-China-focused consultant for Fortune 500 companies and major international institutions-High-level Turkish government sources in Ankara-Top aide to Turkish deputy foreign minister-Turkish…

An Epitome Of Gloom: Venezuela’s Oil Output Is Still Plunging

An Epitome Of Gloom: Venezuela’s Oil Output Is Still Plunging

Nov 02, 2018 at 15:39 | Editorial Dept

You have probably seen and read dozens of articles foretelling the impending fall of the Maduro regime in Venezuela. A civil war brought about by the populace’s pauperization…

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