A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
Articles: Geopolitics & Military (1982)
A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
After falling steadily for three weeks, New York oil futures reversed on Wednesday as US crude stocks dropped and China reported some better economic numbers.
Since the discovery of oil and gas in the Occupied Territories, resource competition has increasingly been at the heart of the conflict...
The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states.
The possibility of a new global energy shock moved closer this week as ISIS forces made major territorial gains in Iraq, the speed of events taking world leaders by surprise.
Given the ethnic turmoil in Iraq triggered by ISIL’s recent seizure of towns in Iraq’s North and West it is uncertain how this will impact on oil production in the Shia controlled South, from where the bulk of Iraq’s oil exports come from.
The purported benefits of energy independence are simple: an improved economy due to the reduced outflow of dollars, improved national security, and more flexibility on foreign policy, particularly with regards to the Middle East and now Russia. Those objectives are substantial, if they can be …
Oil prices have remained flat this week with New York trading around $97 and London around $107 per barrel.
US still dependent on the global oil market despite increased production.