1. 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...
      


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


  3. 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/
      


  4. 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...
      


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


  6. 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...
      


  7. 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. 
      


  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. 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...
      


  10. 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...


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


  12. 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...
      


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


  14. 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...
      


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


  16. U.S. delegation met with Iraqi Oil Minister al-Luaibi to discuss getting involved in Iraq's energy sector. Iraq's oil ministry says the US is keen on strengthening ties...


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


  18. Russia has now officially started up its massive $27-billion Arctic LNG project. Production started today, and first exports should be by week's end. Novatek...
      


  19. 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...
      


  20. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/02/25/trump-eyes-nobel-peace-prize-with-north-korea-policy.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/opinion/sunday/north-korea-summit-trump.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/trump-should-get-the-nobel-peace-prize-for-north-korea-talks-says-souths-moon/2018/04/30/9f89798c-4c6d-11e8-b966-bfb0da2dad62_story.html?utm_term=.89afbeb5c18b  


  21. 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...
      


  22. For the Trump haters. You're welcome. The moral seems to be ''if something's hard, don't bother.'' (like every other President I guess?) One day after Trump...
      


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


  24. 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...
      


  25. Russia's state-run Rosneft throwing up another legal challenge to EU sanctions ... arguing that it's all politicized and entirely baseless.  https://www.ft.com/content/3702c408-fd7a-3ead-9250-50e933843888
      


  26. Brazil's newly elected president Jair Bolsonaro just announced new director of PETROBRAS, Eduardo Castelo Branco, former member of Brazil's central bank and apparently well...
      


  27. Loving watching all those think tanks squirming uncomfortably when (though it's pubic knowledge) they have to refuse to accept any more Saudi money to...
      


  28. After reading the various posts yesterday, then thinking over all of the opinions presented, I wanted to post my views on the subject for consideration. First,...
      


  29. World Bank had made an estimate about global GDP growth during period 2017 - 2019. And, of course big countries will have a biggest...


  30. I think one of the most pressing geopolitical issues we should be considering right now is whether the Saudis will really try to go...