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Supplies, Fed rate drag oil prices lower

Supplies, Fed rate drag oil prices lower

Some of the OPEC exemptions, and U.S. shale resiliency, may be spoiling the party.

Dollar reaches 14 year high

Dollar reaches 14 year high

After Federal Reserve raises interest rates in latest show of strengthening economy

Hochstein: Falling oil price not happening as result of US interference in market

Hochstein: Falling oil price not happening as result of US interference in market

Unlike in most countries, in the US nearly 4,000 companies operate in the energy sector, said Amos Hochstein, special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the US Department of State. “If the …

Fed raises rates

Fed raises rates

Trump presidency, with its deficit and debt-funded high-growth ambitions, mights influence the Fed’s stance in future

Oil Retreats From 17-Month High After Reported U.S. Supply Gain

Oil Retreats From 17-Month High After Reported U.S. Supply Gain

Oil has risen about 17 percent since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed Nov. 30

Iran starts nuclear program after US ‘violation’ of deal

Iran starts nuclear program after US ‘violation’ of deal

Rouhani ordered scientists to start developing systems for nuclear-powered boats

Turkey and US, two allies locked about al-Bab

Turkey and US, two allies locked about al-Bab

By his decision Obama lifted the legal barriers to arms assistance to the YPG

Monitoring the Oil Market After OPEC Agreement

Monitoring the Oil Market After OPEC Agreement

Indicators of the actual market balance

The effectiveness and future of Western sanctions on Russia

The effectiveness and future of Western sanctions on Russia

Will the US and EU renew these sanctions before they expire early next year?

Turkey Seeks Role in Aleppo Ceasefire

Turkey Seeks Role in Aleppo Ceasefire

Ankara is currently holding intense discussions with Russia about the implementation of a ceasefire in the Syrian province

US Shale will crush OPEC#039s dream rally

US Shale will crush OPEC's dream rally

The global supply/demand equation won't come into balance until the end of next year,

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Daesh militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said, Reuters reported. Carter said last …

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to strengthen cooperation, Stratfor reports

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to strengthen cooperation, Stratfor reports

In the near future Georgia will strengthen relationships with key allies in the region - Azerbaijan and Turkey, the forecast published by the American private intelligence and analysis company Stratfor reads. …

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for Russia and the Syrian regime to take steps toward finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, urging a ceasefire and saying the fall of Aleppo would not mean an end to war. …

Russia intervened in the 2016 caign with the goal of electing Trump, CIA says

Russia intervened in the 2016 campaign with the goal of electing Trump, CIA says

There were lots of reports and commentary before and after the 2016 presidential election about possible Russian involvement benefiting Donald Trump and casting doubt on the U.S. electoral process. The staid, …

Shell and Total are returning to Iran

Shell and Total are returning to Iran

despite Donald Trump's nuke deal threats

Harold Hamm: US oil production unlikely to rise much through all of 2017

Harold Hamm: US oil production unlikely to rise much through all of 2017

Chairman and CEO of energy group Continental Resources on oil prospects

Economic Optimism Hits 10-Year High in the U.S.

Economic Optimism Hits 10-Year High in the U.S.

Optimism is growing, as confidence in the outlook got a jolt from the presidential election

New President and Old Problems of Uzbekistan

New President and Old Problems of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces many political, economic, geopolitical issues

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

The warning comes amid uncertainty about the incoming administration's Iran policy

European Populism in the Age of Donald Trump

European Populism in the Age of Donald Trump

A populist groundswell, newly bolstered by the Italian referendum's results, has found a voice in parties on both ends of the political spectrum

Russia, the middleman keeping Turkey and Syria from clashing

Russia, the middleman keeping Turkey and Syria from clashing

Turkey’s climbdown against Damascus indicates Russia is calling the shots and keeping two hostile states from fighting

US, Russia Exploring Ways to Break Deadlock Over Syria

US, Russia Exploring Ways to Break Deadlock Over Syria

The U.S. and Russia would not wait for President-elect Donald Trump

Putin: attempts to establish uni-polar world have failed

Putin: attempts to establish uni-polar world have failed

The attempts to establish a one-polar world order have failed, and the balance on the international arena restores, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with a weekly program on the NTV channel. "The situation is changing," he said...

Iran’s Rouhani threatens ‘response’ if Obama extends sanctions

Iran’s Rouhani threatens ‘response’ if Obama extends sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that US President Barack Obama not sign an extension of US sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world …

Pentagon: US don#039t want to be enemies with Russia

Pentagon: US don't want to be enemies with Russia

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said today that the US don't want to see Russia as an enemy, stressing that Washington should continue to seek opportunities for cooperation with Moscow in areas beneficial for both countries. …

Think twice before walking out of nuclear deal, Iran cautions US

Think twice before walking out of nuclear deal, Iran cautions US

Iran does not believe its nuclear agreement is in jeopardy despite the election of Donald Trump as the next US President. Addressing a thinktank in India, Iranian foreign minister Javad …

American import banned in Iran

American import banned in Iran

Iranian media reported today about  the adoption of the law banning the import of the consumer goods produced in the US by the Iranian parliament. The law was adopted in response to the extension of Washington's anti-Iranian …

U.S. shale patch welcomes OPEC deal

U.S. shale patch welcomes OPEC deal

But it needs $60 Oil

Renewal of sanctions to damage US intl. image

Renewal of sanctions to damage US intl. image

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the renewal of sanctions would disparage the US at the international level, while they would not affect third parties, Mehr news agency reported. Speaking upon his …