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Oil and the Economy

BP Joins Peak Demand Crowd

BP believes evolving policy, technological advances and COVID-19 mean peak oil demand will be reached in the 2020s—or has already happened. Read More

topics: BP, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Peak Demand
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Sinks as Demand Disappoints

Oil prices fall as the summer driving season ends, inventories remain high and refineries worldwide struggle with overcapacity. Read More

topics: Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Exxon Removed From Dow Jones

In a sign of the times, ExxonMobil has been replaced on the Dow Jones Industrial Average by tech company Salesforce. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Exxon, ExxonMobil, Low Oil Prices, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

A Mediterranean Scramble: Unraveling the Turkish Fight for Natural Gas

With vast reserves of natural gas at stake, regional tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are heating up. Read More

topics: Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, France, Greece, jordan, Leviathan, Natural Gas, Turkey, Zohr, Zohr gas field
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Downturn Rocks State Budgets

U.S. state governments dependent on oil and gas revenues face a fiscal crunch as COVID-19 hits production. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production, State budgets
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Industry’s Gamble on Plastics Looks Increasingly Risky

The rosy outlook for plastics, one of the oil industry's most promising growth markets, is starting to sour. Read More

topics: oil, petrochemicals, Plastics
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Losing Ground In CASE Race

The U.S. is lagging behind the rest of the world’s major auto markets in the transition to EVs. Read More

topics: Electric Vehicles, Tesla, Transportation
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Oil and the Economy

Shale Faces Both Financial and Operational Problems

The oil market is close to rebalancing, and one big factor has been the steep decline in U.S. shale production. Read More

topics: Oil Demand, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Return of OPEC+ Oil Comes as Demand Falters

OPEC+ is ramping up production just as the demand outlook has begun to deteriorate. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC
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Oil and the Economy

Oil Majors Hit By Major Write-Downs

Behind the billions of dollars in write-downs is a substantially gloomier assumption about the long-term trajectory of the oil market. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Problems for the Bakken Begin to Mount

The Dakota Access pipeline shutdown could remove 570,000 barrels per day of takeaway capacity from the Bakken shale formation. Read More

topics: bakken, Coronavirus, Dakota access, Low Oil Prices, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Iran’s New Port Project: Moving Past the Persian Gulf

Iran has announced a new oil pipeline project that would allow it to bypass the Strait of Hormuz Read More

topics: Biden, Iran, oil, Oil Production, Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Trump