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Report Warns of Fiscal Reckoning for Oil Exporters

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A new report foresees an energy transition that’s faster and more difficult than many oil exporters are expecting.

Outlook 2021: A Painful Year for Oil Exporters?

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COVID-19 price pressures have savaged the fiscal health of oil producing states. Which ones will be hurting the most in 2021?

Outlook 2021: Fossil Fuels

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Will 2021 be looked back on as a turning point in the global pivot toward renewable energy sources?

Donald Trump’s Lost Dream of World Energy Domination

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Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry. Ultimately, the survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia.

Is Belarus Doomed to Dependence on Russia?

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Minsk has tried to carve out a more independent niche since the Ukraine crisis, but its room for maneuver remains severely constrained.

Fiscal Health Check for Oil Exporting States

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Which exporters stand to lose the most if oil continues to hover at the $50 mark?

Wuhan Coronavirus: The Bear Stalks Global Energy Markets?

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Jun. 29, 2003) -- Commercial oil tanker AbQaiq readies itself to receive oil at Mīnā' al-Bakr Oil Terminal (MABOT), an off shore Iraqi oil installation. The supertanker AbQaiq is the first commercial vessel to receive exported Iraqi oil as an off shore customer since 1991, outside of the United Nations' Oil-for-Food programme. AbQaiq is scheduled to take on an estimated 2 million barrels of crude oil. U.S. Navy and coalition forces are helping to provide security, enforcing an exclusionary perimeter around the terminal. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Andrew M. Meyers. (RELEASED) - https://uz.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayl:Tanker_offshore_terminal.jpg

China’s coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time for oversupplied oil and natural gas markets.

Outlook 2020: Oil Markets

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Assessing market risks and potential winners and losers in the year ahead.

Corruption and Mismanagement Plague the Iranian Petroleum Sector

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If past record is any indication, a healthy skepticism is warranted concerning Iran’s new oil discovery in Khuzestan province.

Saudi Arabia Oil Attack a Geopolitical Game-changer in the Middle East

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Riyadh’s evident vulnerability will lead to a search for new regional allies, and Israel is a surprising possible candidate.

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