energy geopolitics

Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Entangling Glencore Over Oil – Bloomberg – 14/06/2017

The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore Plc into a dispute over crude sales.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/06/14

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Israel begins gas exports to Jordan: Delek – ET Energyworld – 02/03/2017

An Israeli company said Thursday it has started exporting gas from an offshore field to Jordan, marking the country's first ever exports of natural gas.

Source:  ET Energyworld, 2017/03/02

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Climate Change Impacting Credit Ratings – Barbados Advocate – 26/02/2017

Becoming weather and climate ready is extremely important to countries across the region, says Dr. David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

Source:  Barbados Advocate, 2017/02/26

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Don’t Panic About the Gasoline Recession! Unless … – Bloomberg – 22/02/2017

You hadn't noticed? Hmm. Since late January, gasoline demand has been running about 5 or 6 percent lower, year over year, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly estimates. Historically, that sort of drop has only happened when there's been a recession or a huge spike in prices:

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/02/22

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

OPEC To Seek “Energy Dialogue” With U.S. As Shale Output Rises – – 22/02/2017

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo dismissed speculation that the United States’ increase in shale oil production was counteracting the effects of the bloc’s less-than-two-month-old output reduction strategy, according to comments made at the International Petroleum Week in London.

Source:, 2017/02/22

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For Israel, Energy Boom Could Make Friends Out of Enemies – New York Times – 14/01/2017

Once a barren energy island in a part of the planet otherwise awash in resources, Israel is, after years of delay, finally pushing ahead with an ambitious strategy to tap offshore reserves that could transform its economy and, it hopes, its place in a historically hostile region.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/01/14

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

U.S. Likely To Become Net Exporter Of Energy, Says Federal Forecast – NPR – 05/01/2017

The U.S. could become a net exporter of energy in coming years, according to the federal government's Annual Energy Outlook 2017. This continues a trend the Energy Information Administration has highlighted before in its annual report.

Source:  NPR, 2017/01/05

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Russia proposes date for oil production control committee meeting – Kallanish Energy – 27/12/2016

Russia has proposed holding the meeting of the committee with control of the proposed oil production cut by OPEC and non-OPEC countries in late January, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said last week. “We’re proposing to meet after January 20,” Novak told Russian news agency TASS. According to Novak, Russia’s work group on oil production [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Russia: ‘Illegal’ Ukrainian fining of Gazprom puts EU consumers at risk – Euractiv – 12/12/2016

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak has called a $6.6 billion fine imposed by a court in Ukraine on his country’s gas export monopolist Gazprom illegal, and warned of “new risks for European consumers”.

Source:  Euractiv, 2016/12/12

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Iran to Sign $6 Billion Gas-Field Deal With Total, CNPC – WSJ – 07/11/2016

Preliminary deal under Iran’s new contract framework would mark a vital step in the return of Western companies.

Source:  WSJ, 2016/11/07

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |