Iranian, Saudi Interests Conflict in Iraq’s Energy Market

The lack of infrastructure for supplying electricity makes Iraq a battleground for energy between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia Energy suppliers are trying to use energy exports as a key factor in shaping foreign policy and their relations with …

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Iran’s Petrochemical Industry During the Sanctions Era

The sanctions against the Iranian energy industry since the Iranian revolution not only reduced Iran’s oil and gas production capacity but also made Iran unable to use its potential in the petrochemical industry. Due to sanctions, Iran could not play …

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MBS in China, Saudi Arabia’s new shift to Asia

The political and economic developments in the Middle East region are always at the forefront of the great world powers, and each power, using the leverage of political relations and investment, seeks to increase its presence and influence in the …

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What do Middle East Energy Markets Hold in Store for 2019?

  In 2018, the oil market showed great instability, with no apparent balance between supply and demand. One of the main factors influencing oil prices may be regional political developments, given that the Middle East supplies 70 percent of the world’s oil. In 2018, geopolitical …

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US, Russia Compete for EU Natural Gas Market

The global markets for natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) are currently seeing an increase in the number of new producers. Natural gas’ geopolitical importance is also on the rise and it will increase its share of the energy …

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The Consequences Of U.S. Sanctions For Iran’s Oil Industry

Iran’s energy sector has often been the target of US-led sanctions, particularly in response to the perceived risk of a nuclear weapons program. However, after a brief thaw in relations and the lifting of certain restrictions, the United States imposed …

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