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Oil and the Economy

Canada Faces Oil Shut Ins As Prices Drop Below $5

With a barrel of Canadian oil now cheaper than a pint of beer, producers have begun to shut in production. Read More

topics: Alberta, Canada, Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Tar Sands, West Canada Select, West Canadian Select
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Oil and the Economy

Texas Explores Return of Rationed Oil Production

The crisis affecting the U.S. oil industry has reached the point where some drillers are now requesting the Texas state government step in to regulate production Read More

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

Explaining the Price War

The OPEC+ collapse will likely lead to a long and damaging price war, particularly for U.S. shale. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Crisis Too Large for SPR Fix

The amount of oil that can be diverted into the SPR will likely be of little market consequence. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Shale Debt, SPR, Strategic Petroleum Reserve
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Petropolitics

Iran’s Oil Flow Holds Ground in Syria As Market Share Lost to Battling OPEC Members

While other countries have turned away, Syria has become a key destination for Iranian oil under U.S. sanctions.  Read More

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Petropolitics

OPEC and Russia Start Price War

Amid a price war, a global pandemic and shrinking oil demand, there is little hope for oil to rebound in the short term. Read More

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

Will OPEC+ Cut Again? Will It Be Enough?

As the coronavirus continues to hit oil demand, pressure has grown on OPEC+ to respond. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Russia
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Oil and the Economy

From High to Low: Could U.S. Shale Production Stall in 2020?

As the EIA reports record U.S. oil production figures, a variety of demand-side concerns mean this growth may stall in 2020 Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Energy Security, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Falls Sharply On Coronavirus Fears

Global markets continue to be roiled by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read More

topics: China, Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale Oil
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Petropolitics

Coronavirus Reveals OPEC+ Split Ahead Of March Meeting

Differing responses to the effect of the coronavirus on oil markets has caused a split between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Russia, Saudi Arabia
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Petropolitics

Coronavirus: Another Factor Exposing Risks to Iraq's Oil-based Economy

The coronavirus's chilling effect on global oil demand is exposing the frailties in Iraq's oil-based economy. Read More

topics: Asian oil demand, China, Coronavirus, Iraq, Oil Demand, OPEC
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Energy Innovation

BP to be “Net Zero:” Unpacking the Oil Major’s Announcement

If BP sticks to its net-zero commitments, it could offer a model for other international oil companies to follow. Read More

topics: Big Oil, BP, Emissions, IOCs, Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Coronavirus and the Global LNG Glut

Collapsing Chinese demand, and the resulting crash in LNG prices, could disrupt gas exports from the United States. Read More

topics: China, LNG, Natural Gas, Shale Gas Production
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Oil and the Economy

The Return of “Peak Demand?” What the Future May Hold for Global Oil

As Coronavirus reignites the global oil demand debate, near-term problems have brought back concerns about the long-term viability of oil and gas. Read More

topics: BP, China, Coronavirus, IEA, Oil Demand, Peak oil demand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Shell
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Oil and the Economy

Disappointing Fourth-Quarter Results Put Pressure On Oil Majors

Poor results for Big Oil causes concern among investors - and places pressure on the oil majors. Read More

topics: Chevron, ExxonMobil, oil, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shell