Oil Prices

TAP Pipeline: Look Who’s Switching Off the Gas This Time

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It's not Moscow, but the new government in Rome that might be turning off the TAP and dooming the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project.

OPEC Stabilizes Oil Markets, for Now

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In Vienna, OPEC+ displayed its greatest strength… and its greatest weakness.

Geopolitics Has Caused the Oil Price Rally

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Any rally that deviates from the laws of supply and demand is destined to be short-lived, and oil prices are no exception.

Venezuela: An Unsettling Stasis

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Recent stability in Venezuela is not real progress - it’s just the calm before the storm.

The Military Steps in at Venezuela’s PDVSA

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Mismanagement in Venezuela’s oil industry will only get worse as career officials are replaced en masse with military figures.

PDVSA Struggles to Keep Venezuela Solvent

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Is the Venezuelan government’s money tree withering at the root?

Russian Debt Restructuring Keeps Venezuelan Government Afloat

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Moscow has thrown Venezuela a financial lifeline, but is it merely delaying the inevitable default?

(When) Will Venezuela Default?

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The Venezuelan government appears to have scraped together enough money to make two large debt payments this week. But is it merely delaying the inevitable default?

Corruption and Chaos ahead of Venezuela Regional Elections

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The Maduro government is doing everything possible to deny the opposition a breakthrough in regional elections next week.

Geopolitical Risk on Energy Prices Overblown

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Supply and demand – not geopolitical factors – will move oil prices through 2017.

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