Category: ‘ OPEC ’

 

Iran Deal Spurs Regional Rivalries

We are already beginning to see sweeping implications stemming from the proposed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran in the Middle East and around the globe. Specifically, Iran’s regional rivals are starting to see the ten...

ISIS in Libya

When ISIS began rearing its head and taking broad swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria last year, there were obvious questions about where the group was likely to spread next. Libya was a clear natural vulnerability, given the on...

Lessons from Venezuela’s Dangerous Slide

Venezuela is a petroleum giant. In addition to holding the world’s largest proven oil reserves, it is the second-largest net oil exporter in the Western Hemisphere (behind only Russia, who straddles both hemispheres) and a major...

With or Without a Succession Crisis, a Host of Challenges

Saudi Arabia’s current king, Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz, is severely ill and has been hospitalized for over a week due to complications of pneumonia. As the King has reached the age of 91 and is reportedly incoherent in his speech...

2015 Energy Geopolitics: More Chaos Coming Our Way

“EIA estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), excluding Iran, will earn about $700 billion in revenue from net oil exports in 2014, a 14 percent decrease from 2013 earnings and the ...

Guest Post: When Oil Becomes Optional

This blog is a guest post by Carl Pope, former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and current Principal, Inside Straight Strategies. It originally appeared in Bloomberg View on December 8, 2014.  Is this the beginning of ...

Report: Current oil market dynamics work in P5+1’s favor with Iran

This morning, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released a report assessing the impact of current global oil market dynamics on Iran and the ongoing negotiations with the P5+1 over the ...

The Need-to-Know on Last Week’s OPEC Meeting

Just when the oil price slide appeared to have stalled, OPEC’s decision last Thursday to leave its production quota unchanged caused Brent Crude futures to collapse 8 percent that day, and fall from $76 on Thursday morning to ...

Saudis to OPEC: This Isn’t a Democracy

Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to leave its production ceiling unchanged at 30 mbd was the latest indicator that politics and strategy within the “cartel” aren’t quite what th...

Low oil prices: Help or hindrance for the P5+1 and Iran?

Next Monday, November 24, is the deadline for negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and France + Germany) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The recent plunge in oil prices ha...
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