1. What does it mean for Rosneft that it's had to borrow record amounts on its domestic bond market this year to fund oil?   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Rosneft-Takes-On-Record-Debt-As-US-Sanctions-Weigh.html    
      


  2. "An assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, has found that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the ‘NotPetya’...
      


  3. Recently there have been several responses to a certain thread by some who appear to have a misunderstanding concerning the Freedom of Speech, and...
      


  4. This week's top global oil and gas news intersected with political risks worldwide: 1.) President Donald Trump announced U.S. decission to reimpose sanctions on...
      


  5. Discuss. With factual backing of arguments, wherever possible.
      


  6. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14353/europe-will-not-be-europe "Europe Will Not Be Europe" by Guy Millière
      


  7. The European Union will consider imposing import tariffs on U.S. orange juice, peanuts, cranberries, and--wait for it--bourbon. That's in response to the steel and...
      


  8. Things are getting ruff over there ... Due to the skyrocketing price of pork amid an ongoing shortage, rural Chinese are dusting off traditional dog...
      


  9. Europe’s heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington...
      


  10. any truth in this? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/business/tax-bill-offers-last-minute-breaks-for-developers-banks-and-oil-industry.html


  11. I see the reforms are going well. Egyptian man was arrested because a colleague fed him some bread. In the office. She's almost completely covered...
      


  12. The Crimean issue was one of a kind in contemporary geopolitics. Not only another colour revolution planned, funded and coordinated by Washington but the...
      


  13. More sanctions coming to Russia if the "bill from hell"* gets signed but, apparently, the effect on Russia's oil industry will be more modest...
      


  14. No one's been paying too much attention to Syria since the media has decided it's no longer interesting, but we may have missed that...
      


  15. oh come ooooon. Classic geopolitics lesson for dummies http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Stocks-fall-shekel-weakens-amid-Trumps-Jerusalem-announcement-517243
      


  16. It happens, on average, more than five times a day in Rio de Janeiro: Police open fire and someone dies. Brazilian human rights and...
      


  17. I’m trying to make sense of this KSA situation as I find it hard to believe (but not completely implausible) that people could be so sloppy....
      


  18. The polarization in American politics has become so extreme there seems no longer to be any center ground. The political establishment is consequently imploding...
      


  19. As we wait for the NDA to pick a target, there's a new gang in town, calling themselves Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and threatening to...
      


  20. Libya is producing around 1.05 million barrels of per day (bpd) of oil, with much of it being exported abroad, primarily to Europe. However, the country’s oil output has been...
      


  21. Kim Jong Un has met the Chinese leaders twice in recent months. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet(probably) next month to negotiate...
      


  22. Good for a laugh, this one:  Recorded drunk outside a strip club, Netanyahu's son apparently talks about the gas deals Israeli closed, prostitutes and hits...
      


  23. The recent discovery of what could be the largest oil reserves for Bahrain will have important geopolitical implications for not just the tiny sheikhdom,...
      


  24. Canada has this bizarre extra-tax system to enable the Federal Govt to hand out so-called "equalization payments."  The whole idea originally was to give...
      


  25. By the latest report, U.S. fourth-quarter economic growth at 2.6 percent, less than expected...Surprise?
      


  26. What happened with the scandal over Qatar earlier this year, also happened to Lebanon's PM, Hariri, and it's all about Iran. Hariri is back...
      


  27. House and Senate lawmakers urged President Trump and his top trade officials to complete negotiations of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Several members of the Senate Finance...
      


  28. There is no stability in Libya, so talking heads and oil traders worried about Libya undermining the OPEC deal can relax. This power struggle...
      


  29. Next Sunday will be Venezuela's presidential and legislative councils elections which will be crucial to world oil markets. Lets see the outcome of this...