1. So, something new seems to be brewing in Libya with Haftar, targeting questionable oil contracts ... this is going to get messy.  http://www.libyanexpress.com/libyas-noc-chairman-urges-un-sanctions-commission-to-punish-haftar-and-47-others-for-blocking-oil-exports/
      


  2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European countries shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the...
      


  3. China didn't export any oil products to North Korea in November, customs data say. And all this time Washington has been insisting they do...
      


  4. Reuters just published this in-depth story on Saudi Arabia. Interesting read, I thought. It would be nice if those of you who have direct...
      


  5. All settled between the U.S. and the EU after Trump-Juncker meeting (no word of Juncker's sciatica this time), so as the SCMP reports, Trump...
      


  6. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in...
      


  7. Is it just me, or do others find that the ‘attack’ on the Iranian tanker in the Red Sea was an exceedingly short news cycle...
      


  8. At Least 25 Dead, 60 Wounded In Military Parade Attack In Iran Can the Middle Eastern hell get any more horrible? Sure it can.
      


  9. EU ON BRINK: Germany unleashes Brexit burden WARNING as migration row erupts I'll leave this here without any comments, shall I?
      


  10. In yet another stunning defeat of Canada's Liberal Party, this time in Premier Justin Trudeau's own home province of French-speaking Quebec, the governing Liberals...
      


  11. https://medium.com/@globaloilrisks/political-risks-arise-in-venezuela-after-maduro-reelection-4aec40186202 Feel free to read my recent post on Maduro reelection in Medium. 
      


  12. PETROCARIBE, a mechanism created during Chavez's heydays and which seemed to be a geopolitical tool leveraging on the use of oil to the Caribbean...
      


  13. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  14. "China’s threat to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal is possibly the only sign of clear thinking in...
      


  15. This is classic Prince--and I don't mean the singer formerly known as; rather, the company formerly known as .. Blackwater. Prince is apparently trying...


  16. I very much agree with these 2 key proposed reforms for Malaysia's oil & gas industry.  (I'm a U.S. expat and also a Permanent Resident...
      


  17. Gunmen in Christchurch, New Zealand opened fire at two mosques reportedly killing 49. The weapon was apparently obtained legally. 3 men and 1 woman...
      


  18. A confidential report allegedly leaked to Western media says malware targeted Aramco's computer systems designed to prevent a disaster at an industrial facility. Not...
      


  19. With Venezuela in the mire I would have thought that the oil price might rise, but it is as steady as a rock, or even...


  20. We're about to see a new nuclear arms race like we've never seen before. This is the fallout from withdrawing from the Iran nuclear...
      


  21. Greenland's ice is melting faster now because of some chain reaction below the caps. This means it could become more attractive as a mining...
      


  22. An assassination attempt, protests, Islamist militant groups, the works. And Azerbaijan is a pretty solid oil producer...
      


  23. North Korea has said yes to talks with South Korea after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone a joint drill. I can't help but...
      


  24. Vicepresident Tarek El Aissami just announced Venezuela will ditch the US dollar as a foreign currency and adopt the euro alleging Venezuela was suffering...
      


  25. What influence on the world oil market can have the rise of the extreme right-wing policy in Brazil?


  26. While everyone is busy trying to predict how much oil Trump's withdrawal from the Iran sanctions deal will take off the market, I suggest...
      


  27. An interesting take on the tariff war via a breakdown of iPhone costs and their distribution.
      


  28. Ten years ago, the Iranian rial was trading at 9,315 to the US dollar.  Today it is at 44,000 to the dollar on the...
      


  29. After so many stories of NIger Delta militant groups shutting down wells and blowing up pipelines, the public gets a bit numb to more...


  30. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46465768 So much for a trade war ceasefire.