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Expect Dire Consequences if Syrian Contagion Spreads to Oil

June 23, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe
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Among the dismal reports coming out of Iraq, a seemingly minor but highly significant item was news that ISIS and the Iraqi government were battling over the Baiji oil refinery near Tikrit. The Baiji oil refinery, news reports noted, could be a key installation in providing fuel.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'No Country ... Can Expect Old-Style Geopolitics to Go Unchallenged'

April 24, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Ukraine Crisis and International Relations

As tension in Ukraine ratchets up, investors with regional interests are closely monitoring their risk profiles. What would return to a Cold War era geopolitical landscape mean? Western oil companies like BP, ExxonMobil and Shell with extensive Russian operations are certainly asking this question.[read more]