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Strategic port deal with US may affect Iran-Oman relations

Strategic port deal with US may affect Iran-Oman relations

Oman has been able to steer clear of regional disputes in recent years and play a more balanced role in the Gulf while maintaining good relationships with both Iran and the United States. However, US sanctions against the Iranian oil sector have challenged the bulk of Iran’s energy transit and …

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Iran-Gulf energy relations in the time of Trump sanctions

Iran-Gulf energy relations in the time of Trump sanctions

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes Omid Shokri Kalehsar Over the past two years, Iran has bolstered its relations with several Arab countries as the Gulf crisis has deepened. While the Gulf Cooperation Council …

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Iran’s Transition to Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, with the international drive to reduce fossil-fuel consumption and increase the possibilities of sustainable development, the use of new and renewable fuel is being explored with vigor. Considering the potential for renewable energy in Iran, the development of these valuable resources is justified to achieve sustainable development goals: economic …

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Iran’s Rouhani In Iraq: A new ara in bilateral ties?

Iran's Rouhani In Iraq: A new ara in bilateral ties?

The potential for trade and economic growth between Iran and Iraq is enormous but global rivalries are a constant wrench in the relationship. Rouhani’s official visit to Iraq comes at a time when Iran is experiencing multiple regional and foreign policy challenges partly resulting from the imposition of new sanctions …

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Iranian-Omani Gas Pipeline: A Link for Iran to the World?

Iranian-Omani Gas Pipeline: A Link for Iran to the World?

To meet its growing energy needs, Oman is looking to increase its natural gas supply above the current levels of imports brought in from Qatar via the Dolphin pipeline. While Oman also exports significant volumes of natural gas from its liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, it has had to devote …

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The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations Seems Dim

The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations Seems Dim

With the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, it is not just the Islamic Republic’s global, but regional energy links which have been shaken, spelling bad tidings for future economic and political cooperation. Alternatives to Iran’s drastically underinvested energy sector abound for those countries which, like Pakistan, are undertaking serious efforts …

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Iran and Saudi Arabia Compete for India’s Energy Market

India now has the highest oil and natural gas consumption in the world and will for the foreseeable future. With exorbitant and ever-increasing energy demands, India is under pressure to diversify its energy supply. Iran and Saudi Arabia are now in a race to meet India’s demand in the international …

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US sanctions and the future of Turkish-Iranian energy ties

Turkey and Iran should be natural partners when it comes to energy.

On paper, Turkey and Iran should be natural partners when it comes to energy. On the one hand, Turkey has a growing demand for oil and gas and lacks significant domestic resources, making it highly reliant on imports. On the other hand, Iran has huge hydrocarbons reserves — the world’s …

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