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Saudi Arabia's veiled threat to leverage its oil production, in response to widespread outrage over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, serves as a reminder of the kingdom's power over the global economy.
Rapidly declining oil exports from Iran, combined with ongoing losses from Venezuela, could put Saudi Arabia’s spare capacity to the test.
Perry Meets with Russian and Saudi Energy Ministers to Blunt Impact of Iran Sanctions on Oil Markets
Renewed Iran sanctions will coincide with election season, granting Russia and Saudi Arabia leverage in negotiations with the United States.
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It’s not inevitable that oil prices will hit $150, but there should be no surprises if they rally to that level, or higher.
There once was a time when OPEC did not need to rely on outside producers to achieve its policy goals. That time has passed. The old OPEC is dead, and OPEC+ now stands in its place. What will its reign bring?
The oil market could be sorely tested in the second half of the year and into 2019, unless demand slows, OPEC outages are less than expected, or non-OPEC producers such as the United States, Canada, and Brazil produce higher than forecast.
OPEC fudges the details. Oil prices rose on Friday in reaction to OPEC's decision to increase output during the second half of the year. Analysts argue that the cartel's actions will not be sufficient to meet the markets' needs.
Market watchers are not sure Iran’s participation in an OPEC agreement is necessary. The Saudis are determined to increase supply, with or without Iran’s agreement.
OPEC itself is responsible for disrupting the investment cycle and eliminating the inventory overhang in record time. Asking them to fix the problems they caused is the wrong approach.