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The Death Of Qassem Soleimani: How Will Iran Respond?

The killing of Qassem Soleimani is a seismic event in U.S.-Iran relations, and could have far-reaching consequences.

topics: Donald Trump, Iran, Iraq, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Oil Supply Disruptions, OPEC, Persian Gulf, Qassem Soleimani, Saudi Arabia, Trump administration

2020 a Crucial Year for EVs

2020 is predicted to be a breakout year for electric vehicles globally—but a contracting auto market and uncertain policy support show obstacles remain.

topics: Electric buses, Electric Vehicles, EVs, GM, Tesla, ZEV Mandate

Nord Stream 2 Nears Finish Line, Despite Last-Ditch U.S. Effort to Sanction It

American officials concede its latest sanction efforts may not be enough to halt completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

topics: Energy Policy, Europe, Germany, LNG, Natural Gas, Russia, Ukraine, US LNG exports

OPEC+’s Balancing Act Could Get Help From Struggling Shale

If U.S. shale does not live up to market expectations, the oil market could tighten up by more than anticipated.

topics: Energy Security, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Oil Supply, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production