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Nigeria to Washington: Take Your Military Aid and Shove It

Just weeks after the Nigerian ambassador to Washington blasted the U.S. military for not offering enough assistance to weaken Boko Haram, the Nigerian government canceled ...

The Oil and the Glory

On top of the Arab Spring, petro-tyrants now face perniciously low oil prices

The geopolitics around us -- mainly Iran and Nigeria -- are keeping oil prices aloft. But should traders lose the fear of Tehran closing the ...

The Oil and the Glory

For Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan, it is back to managing mayhem

Another front has opened for geopolitical oil trading - Nigeria, which is again a potential destabilizing force in global oil, alongside Iran. The trigger is ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Sept. 17, 2011

Chasing the runaway anti-fracking train: An industry-led group suggests that shale gas drillers be required to disclose the chemical composition of their drilling fluid, which ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: April 23, 2011

Oil whiplash in the Saudi kingdom:  Saudi Arabia, which may or may not have raised oil exports to compensate for the loss of Libyan crude, ...

The Oil and the Glory

The next oil crisis point

Nigeria is about to become the crisis du jour, and there is good reason -- Goodluck Jonathan (pictured above) is running for re-election as president ...

The Oil and the Glory

O&G Book Review: Michael Peel’s A Swamp Full of Dollars

Seven years ago, Michael Peel -- a journalist for the Financial Times -- took a boat into the mangrove creeks of Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta ...

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