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Recent Articles

The economic and moral challenges of replacing Russian oil

When President Joe Biden announced a U.S. ban on Russian oil and other energy imports last week, he called the sanction a “powerful blow to Putin’s war machine” currently invading Ukraine.  But the move means Washington must find alternative sources of crude elsewhere, and its search for new supplies, from …

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Can Iranian oil stabilize a volatile market?

As fuel prices skyrocket following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, another major supplier of oil and natural gas is poised to play an important role. Before Donald Trump‘s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and the imposition of sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, Iran produced 3.8 million barrels of oil per …

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Iran’s Petrochemical Development: A Challenge to Saudi Arabia?

Without using the capacity of foreign companies in the Iranian petrochemical industry, the gap between Iran and Saudi Arabia in petrochemical production will increase, and other competitors will also increase their share in the regional and global markets. In recent years, the export of petrochemical products from Iran has made …

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How Western sanctions over Ukraine invasion could hit Russia’s energy sector

Analysis: Tightening sanctions could lead to a decline in Moscow’s share of Europe’s energy market. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has posed several challenges for Western companies, with a growing list looking to exit Russia as international sanctions tighten. While Russian energy firms have not been sanctioned, a growing number of Western oil …

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Exploring Alternatives to Russian Natural Gas, Europe Looks to the Gulf

Washington has deliberately increased its own LNG exports to Europe, and U.S. diplomats are trying to persuade Qatar to assist in meeting part of Europe’s natural gas needs, supporting the EU’s energy security as a traditional U.S. ally. The ongoing tensions in Europe between Russia and Ukraine have contributed to …

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A volatile year ahead for energy markets in the Middle East

Analysis: As the global economy recovers from Covid-19, oil production and prices are expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels. But with changing market dynamics and acceleration towards renewables, the energy market could be in for a volatile year. The economies of energy-producing countries in the Middle East will be heavily reliant …

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Iran’s Combative Diplomacy Continues in Vienna

After the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” or JCPOA, nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran initially indicated that it would continue to follow its obligations in cooperation with the remaining members of the “P5+1” group that had negotiated the deal. Despite this early indication, Iran …

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