Is the U.S. Also to Blame in the Oil Price War?
Congress is accusing Saudi Arabia and Russia of waging “economic warfare” on the United States. But companies in the United States, the biggest oil producer in the world, aren’t slowing down yet.
No End in Sight to the Oil Price War Between Russia and Saudi Arabia
Riyadh and Moscow are both betting they can win a global game of chicken over production.
An Economic Pandemic
With markets plunging worldwide, Trump does an about-face and promises "major" efforts to contain the coronavirus and ease economic pain.
Russia’s Defiance Sets the Stage for Oil Price ‘Bloodbath’
Moscow rejects OPEC’s effort to avert a coronavirus-driven price collapse, shutting down an agreement to cut crude output.
OPEC Tries to Forestall a Coronavirus Oil Collapse
Questions remain whether other oil exporters will join the pact to slash output—and if that will be enough to push up crude prices.
Democrats Threaten Energy Rollback
Markets might get jittery as bids by Biden, Sanders, and Warren to restrict fossil fuels move a bit closer to reality.
Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Up Trump’s Energy Trade Deal With China
The goals were never realistic, but now Beijing has good reason to back away from its purchase commitments to Washington.
Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam
But talks in Washington haven’t yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam’s impact on countries downstream.
The World’s Next Energy Bonanza
Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape.
Get Ready for More Mischief From Iran
An energy expert warns that Tehran will find new ways and locations to strike asymmetrically, maybe even in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb strait.
Suleimani Killing Sparks Fear of War and Economic Turmoil
Oil markets expect escalation in wake of U.S. strike on Iranian general.
Newly Aggressive Turkey Forges Alliance With Libya
Erdogan’s latest bid to reshape the Mediterranean provides military support to Tripoli against Russian-backed rebels.
Iran Protests Suggest Trump Sanctions Are Inflicting Serious Pain
The regime has survived uprisings in the past. But now it is starting to kill demonstrators in great numbers.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
Trump Can’t Save Coal Country
With eight bankruptcies in the last year—the latest this week—coal is in deep trouble again, and that could spell trouble for Trump in 2020.
Mexico Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Energy
Forget the energy opening: López Obrador works to restore the primacy of Pemex, the state-owned oil giant.
Iran-Saudi Crisis Resurrects an Old Question: Does the U.S. Need to Be There at All?
Trump’s reluctance to retaliate against Iran may reflect his belief that an “energy independent” United States no longer needs to protect the region.
Trump Sanctions Iran Again, Inching Toward Economic Blockade
But some experts say the move is a weak response to alleged Iranian attacks on Saudi oil.
How an Aerial Barrage Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half
Tensions in the region spike as U.S. blames Iran.