December 27, 2018

The Battle To Control Russia’s Pipelines

For much of 2018, the internal situation of Russia’s oil market was remarkably peaceful – no hostile takeovers and no overt antagonization. To a significant degree, […]
December 26, 2018

The Battle For Syria’s Oil Region

The Syrian Civil War has gone through several phases over the course of seven years and it now appears to be entering another one. Government forces […]
October 10, 2018

Battle For Cleaner Air To Impact North Chinese Crude Demand This Winter

China has launched the autumn-winter air protection battle for 2018-2019 in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and the neighboring area, which will hit refined oil demand. Tougher regulations […]
October 10, 2018

Trump Sides With Farmers In Battle Against Refiners

The Trump administration announced a major policy change in an effort to win back farm country, allowing the year-round sale of a higher concentration of ethanol. […]
August 20, 2018

The Never-Ending Battle For Libya’s Oil Crescent

The recent turmoil in Libya’s Oil Crescent – a region which stretches along the coast from Sirte to Ras Lanuf, and which extends down to the […]
July 31, 2018

The Huge Battle For Fuel Efficiency Standards Starts Now

The Trump administration is set to roll out a historic weakening of fuel economy standards for the nation’s auto fleet, and, crucially, the government will seek […]