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ANALYSISGulf Rift Hits OPEC With Qatar's Exit

Friday, December 7, 2018

Gulf Rift Hits OPEC With Qatar's Exit

The rift between the Gulf nations has hit the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Monday with Qatar's decision to leave the cartel after 57 years. The move could be a point-of-no-return in the medium-term for Qatar, given its strained relations with Saudi-led countries in the Middle East. The country could have burned all its bridges leaving it isolated in the Arab world in the long-run.

ANALYSISOPEC's Dilemma: Lose Market Share or Revenue

Friday, November 30, 2018

OPEC's Dilemma: Lose Market Share or Revenue

As crude prices fell to their lowest level over a year on Nov. 23, OPEC is facing another dilemma - a Deja Vu of the price slump in 2014, but this time the choice looks harder for the cartel that faces the full force of greater U.S. shale oil output.
The choice for the cartel is a difficult one when member states and other producers, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Mexico, also known as OPEC+, meet in Vienna on Dec. 6.

ANALYSISHub-Based Pricing or Oil Indexation, Which to Choose?

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hub-Based Pricing or Oil Indexation, Which to Choose?

Two competing price mechanisms - oil indexation and hub-based pricing are contributors to shaping the global gas market. The debate over which indexation can better represent the fundamental values of the gas market continues to be a subject for discourse not only throughout academia but also among industry practitioners

ANALYSISMilitarization of Mediterranean Rises With Exploration Disputes

Friday, November 9, 2018

Militarization of Mediterranean Rises With Exploration Disputes

Tensions are rising quickly in theeastern Mediterranean oversharinghydrocarbon reserves in the area. The latest developments signal increasing volatility. On Nov. 4, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called certain foreign oil companies"bandits of the sea"and warned them against conducting exploration activities near Cyprus.Turkey controls the northern third of the divided island


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