Oil Prices

FLASH: OPEC Goes Rogue on Trump, Keeps Production Steady

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President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia failed to translate into a production hike from OPEC+ over the weekend.

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.

Whither the Saudi Aramco IPO?

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When, if ever, will the Saudi Aramco IPO take place? At this point it’s anyone’s guess.

Iran Sanctions: Energy Market Winners and Losers

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Iran’s biggest customers are scrambling to secure alternative sources of oil supply.

FLASH: Angola Turns to IMF for Financial Help

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Africa’s second-biggest oil exporter is running out of money.

The Cyprus Issue and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

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New natural gas discoveries have left a divided Cyprus in the middle of a worsening geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

South China Sea Dispute: Indonesia

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of Indonesia’s claim.

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.

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