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Petropolitics

Aramco IPO Concerns Linger As Value Hits $2 Trillion

From transparency to value, the problems facing Aramco's IPO will likely to continue to dog Riyadh as it tries to cement Aramco as the world's most valuable company. Read More

topics: Aramco IPO, MBS, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco
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Oil and the Economy

Shale Forecasts Run the Gamut

Talk of a global oil glut in 2020 is predicated on supply growth in U.S. shale—but predictions of shale's increases vary wildly. Read More

topics: Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Long Distance Pipeline Connects Russian Gas to China

The Power of Siberia pipeline connects Russian gas to Chinese consumers—redrawing the energy map in the process. Read More

topics: China, LNG, LNG Oversupply, Natural Gas, Russia
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Petropolitics

Protests at the Pump: Unpacking Iran’s Oil Woes and the Gasoline Protests

Iranian protests against steep gasoline price hikes shows the government is struggling to balance its budget as oil exports decline. Read More

topics: gas prices, Iran, Iran Deal, Iran Sanctions
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Energy Innovation

The United States Lags On Critical EV Minerals Development

As the electric vehicle market matures, increasing attention is being paid to the United States' critical mineral supply chain. Read More

topics: China, Electric Vehicles, Energy Security
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Oil and the Economy

Have We Reached Peak ICE?

Sales of ICE vehicles may well have peaked, but it is still far too soon to write oil's obituary. Read More

topics: Electric Vehicles, ICE, Transportation
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Autonomous Vehicles

The Benefits Of Autonomous Vehicles And The Future Of Work Are Not At Odds

Although some observers paint automation and the future of work as a zero-sum game, the choice between technology and workers does not have to be binary. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, autonomous vehicles, Oil Demand, Self-Driving Cars, Transportation
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Oil and the Economy

Offshore Oil Faces Uncertain Future

Even in the medium-term, the interest in offshore drilling is looking shaky. Read More

topics: Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Drilling, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply
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Petropolitics

OPEC's Perennial Rebalancing Act

OPEC+ might have to extend its cuts when the group meets next month, but the pain in the U.S. shale industry may make its long-term task easier. Read More

topics: Iran, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia
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Petropolitics

In the Face of Risks and Questions, Saudi Aramco Presses Forward with IPO

After multiple delays, Saudi Aramco is moving forward with its IPO - but questions surround the listing amid persistent low oil prices, Saudi political issues, and fallout from the Abqaiq attack. Read More

topics: Abqaiq, Low Oil Prices, MBS, Mohammed bin Salman, Oil Prices, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco IPO
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Petropolitics

OPEC+ With Plenty To Chew On Ahead Of December Meeting

Slowing growth in both Persian Gulf economies and U.S. oil production gives OPEC+ plenty to think about when they discuss output cuts in early December. Read More

topics: Iran, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Chuck Schumer Unveils Ambitious $454 Billion Plan to Advance Vehicle Electrification

Sen. Chuck Schumer has announced a $454 billion plan to electrify one-quarter of the U.S. vehicle fleet Read More

topics: China, Congress, Electric charging stations, Electric Vehicles, EVs, schumer
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Petropolitics

“Take the Oil:” How the U.S. Plan in Syria Could Backfire

The President's plan to secure Syrian oil threatens to further complicate an already difficult situation Read More

topics: Crude Oil Production, Geopolitics, ISIS, ISIS Oil, Kurdistan, syria, Trump, Trump administration
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Petropolitics

Oil Sands Industry Sees Setback In Canada’s Election Results

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election victory could create more challenges for an energy industry already struggling with low prices and pipeline bottlenecks. Read More

topics: Canada, Crude Oil Production, Oil Prices, Oil sands, Trudeau
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Oil and the Economy

Natural Gas Glut Drags Down Prices

Amid record production and swelling stockpiles, natural gas prices have sunk this year. Read More

topics: Flaring, Gas Production, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Production, Natural Gas Supply, Shale Natural Gas
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Oil and the Economy

Despite Weak Prices, Oil Supply Outages Remain High

Global supply outages stand at exceptionally high levels—even as Brent struggles to stay above $60 per barrel. Read More

topics: Iraq, Libya, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Venezuela