Petroleum politics
Petroleum politics have been an increasingly important aspect of diplomacy since the rise of the petroleum industry in the Middle East in the early 20th century. As competition grows for an increasin...
Iran Deal Could Further Slam Markets By Unleashing Oil Wave
Stocks across the Middle East tumbled as the easing of sanctions against Iran raised the prospect of a surge in oil supplies to a market already reeling from the lowest prices in more than a decade. S...
Charlatan or hero: Ahmed Chalabi’s death and the lessons of Iraq - The Washington Post
Few figures have been more loved and loathed in Washington than Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi expatriate who charmed American politicians and built the case for the war in Iraq. His death in Baghdad at ag...
Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years
If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leade...
A Game-Changer For The Global Oil Market
Shale technology is a game-changer for the global oil market. Today, this new technology has been developed mostly in the U.S. And, over the past five years, shale oil production in the U.S. has incre...
Crude oil plunges below $50 after shocking supply data
Crude-oil futures fall to the lowest level in a week on Thursday, after U.S. data show inventories have built up much faster than expected.
Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging | Reuters
Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year ...
OPEC - OPEC targets $100/barrel, as oil price hits $91
THE Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has expressed optimism that the price of crude oil will hit $100 per barrel, as the price peaked at ...
Peak oil
Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert's theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal...
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Hubbert peak theory
The Hubbert peak theory says that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell-shaped curv...
Hubbert peak theory - Wikipedia
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline
The Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline is a 1,768 kilometres (1,099 mi) long crude oil pipeline from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It connects B...
Energy in Iran
Energy in Iran describes energy and electricity production, consumption, import and export in Iran. Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves and the world's largest natural gas reserves in the world. ...
Energy in Iran - Wikipedia
Rationale for the Iraq War
The rationale for the Iraq War (i.e. the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent hostilities) has been a contentious issue since the Bush administration began actively pressing for military intervention ...
Rationale for the Iraq War - Wikipedia
United States oil politics
The energy policy of the United States is determined by federal, state and local entities in the United States, which address issues of energy production, distribution, and consumption, such as buildi...
United States oil politics - Wikipedia
Energy policy of Venezuela
Venezuela has the largest conventional oil reserves and the second-largest natural gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere. In addition Venezuela has non-conventional oil deposits (extra-heavy crude oi...
Presidency of Hugo Chávez
Venezuela under the presidency of Hugo Chávez from 1999 to 2013 has seen sweeping and radical shifts in social policy, moving away from the government officially embracing a free market economy and ne...
Presidency of Hugo Chávez - Wikipedia
Nationalization of oil supplies
The nationalisation of oil supplies refers to the process of confiscation of oil production operations and private property, generally in the purpose of obtaining more revenue from oil for oil produci...
Oil and gas law in the United States
Oil and gas law in the United States is the branch of law that pertains to the acquisition and ownership rights in oil and gas both under the soil before discovery and after its capture, and adjudicat...
Oil and gas law in the United States - Wikipedia
Oil Campaign of World War II
The Allied Oil Campaign of World War II was directed by the RAF and USAAF against facilities supplying Nazi Germany with petroleum, oil, and lubrication (POL) products. Part of the immense Allied stra...
OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, /ˈoʊpɛk/ OH-pek), a permanent, international organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria, was established in Baghdad...
OPEC - Wikipedia
Mexican oil expropriation
The Mexican oil expropriation (Spanish: expropiación petrolera) (also petroleum expropriation, petroleum nationalization, etc.) was the expropriation of all oil reserves, facilities, and foreign o...
Anglo-American Petroleum Agreement
The Anglo-American Petroleum Agreement or Washington Agreement (August 8, 1944) was a failed attempt by the British and American governments to establish a lasting agreement to manage international pe...
Landman (oil worker)
In the United States and Canada, a landman or "petroleum landman" is an individual who performs various services for oil and gas exploration companies. According to the website of the American Associa...
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation
The Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a high-level international forum which includes developed and developing countries. Its purpose is to enhance global cooperation in the fie...
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation - Wikipedia
IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
The International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) is one of over 40 multilateral technology initiatives (also known as "implementing agreements") of the...
IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme - Wikipedia