Are Putin and Mohammed bin Salman Getting Ready for Another High-Five?
This week’s OPEC meeting could cement closer cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
How Will AMLO Govern Mexico?
Mexico’s new president promises to fight corruption and inequality, but critics worry he’ll be the country’s Hugo Chávez.
Why American Oil Hasn’t Been a Total Game-Changer
The U.S. is now the world’s top producer, but Saudi Arabia still holds the key to crude prices.
U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now
With sanctions kicking in Monday, the administration still aims for zero oil exports from Iran but wants to avoid spiking price of crude.
Can the U.S. Make Oil Sanctions on Iran Work?
Given pushback from friends and foes, Trump’s goal of zero Iranian exports is still far off.
Saudi Oil Threat in Khashoggi Disappearance Seen as a Bluff
Trump lowers the rhetoric, sends Pompeo to Riyadh.
Trump’s Latest China Salvo Could Hurt U.S. Nuke Industry
Administration says Beijing is diverting U.S. nuclear technology for military use.
New Sanctions Won’t Hurt Russia
Washington thinks punitive measures will change Moscow’s calculus, but the Russian economy is doing just fine.
Trump’s Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports
China places tariffs on natural gas, a fast-growing U.S. export.
Oil Production Is at Record Levels. So Why Are Oil Prices Heading Higher?
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.
Will Trump’s New Mexico Deal Save NAFTA—or Kill It?
The agreement that purports to replace NAFTA does not include Canada for now.
Iran’s Yemeni Proxies Put Oil Shipments in Crosshairs
A Houthi attack on two Saudi oil tankers near Yemen could be an Iranian bid to hammer a key energy choke point.
With Trump Going Soft on Nord Stream, Congress Moves to Kill the Pipeline
U.S. lawmakers, at least, worry that Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy could give Russia key leverage.
Proposed Law Would Allow U.S. to Sue OPEC for Manipulating Oil Market
Trump appears to favor the idea, but oil producers are already pumping flat out.
How Venezuela Struck It Poor
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform
López Obrador won’t reverse the country’s historic oil opening — but he won’t expand it, either.
Trump’s Push to Ban Iranian Oil Could Mean Pain at the Pump
Big buyers of Iranian oil such as China are seen as unlikely to cut purchases to zero, but sanctions will still send crude prices higher.
OPEC Agrees to Boost Oil Output
The oil cartel vowed to add 1 million barrels a day to markets. It won’t add quite that much.
U.S. Close to Imposing Sanctions on European Companies in Russian Pipeline Project
The decision would test already fraught relations with Germany, other allies.
Fresh U.S. Sanctions Not Likely to Strangle Iran’s Oil Market
Trump walks away from the nuclear deal, but big Asian buyers are likely to keep snapping up Iranian crude.