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The Next Iranian Revolution

With an end to sanctions in sight, one of the world’s richest oil and gas prizes is about to open up. That makes some nervous, but has oil majors and energy-hungry countries rubbing their hands in anticipation.

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Russia’s Hurting. Iran Is, Too. And That’s Exactly Why the Saudis Want to Keep Oil Prices Low

Riyadh is pushing to keep the oil taps open at Friday’s OPEC meeting. That’s a direct challenge to enemies in Tehran and Moscow, not U.S. wildcatters.

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Oil Prices Have Yet to Hit the Floor

Surging crude inventories in the United States send prices lower, threatening more pain for shale producers but a boost for the global economy.

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Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

In a radically different oil market, says the International Energy Agency, the United States looks like the winner and Russia and other ailing petrostates the losers.

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Don’t Look Now, but Oil Prices Are Rising

Crude’s six-month lemming plunge seems to have ended. But the factors that caused it in the first place haven’t gone away.

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Nicolas Maduro’s Excellent Adventure

With his country's oil-based economy reeling, Venezuelan President Maduro travels the world looking for help.

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Plunging Oil Prices

Cheaper crude is hammering Russia and Venezuela while boosting oil-thirsty Asia. Its impact on the United States won’t be quite so black and white.

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Is Saudi Arabia Trying to Cripple American Fracking?

Well, it's said as much, but the real reason for the flood of new Saudi oil is more complicated.

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Black Gold and Black Swans: Where Is Oil Headed Next?

Market fundamentals point to a continued slide in oil prices. But the deck is stacked with jokers, and they're mostly wild.

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