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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.

Iran Sanctions: Energy Market Winners and Losers

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

OPEC Stabilizes Oil Markets, for Now

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

Global Forecast (05-28-2018)

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Another attempt at Taliban talks in Afghanistan, Venezuela’s oil industry struggles to fulfil its contracts, and Turkey secures a YPG pullout from Manbij.

EU to Go It Alone on Iran Nuclear Deal

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With their economic interests imperiled and domestic public opinion squarely behind them, EU leaders are looking into ways to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, good policy options will be few and far between, particularly for EU companies with high exposure to the US market.

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.

Outlook 2018: Energy Prices

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Will the energy market of 2018 take its cues from the bearish 2016, or the bullish 2017?

How Long Will OPEC and Russia ‘Play Nice’?

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The OPEC-Russia deal seems to be having its intended effect, but how long will it last?

Maduro Stares Down Protestors in Venezuela

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Millions of people are taking to the streets to protest in Venezuela, but don’t expect the Maduro government to blink.

Global Forecast (11-29-2016)

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Frantic negotiations in the lead-up to OPEC’s next meeting, a key vote for the European Union in Italy, and a major development in the Syrian civil war.

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