Trump Can’t Put ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Tehran and Keep Gas Prices Low
Something’s going to have to give, and it will probably be the sanctions.
Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Tougher U.S. Sanctions Will Enrich Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
As the economic noose tightens on the Iranian economy, smugglers will thrive and the IRGC will be the first to profit.
Norway’s Green Delusions
The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that’s because it exports its pollution.
Oil Production Is at Record Levels. So Why Are Oil Prices Heading Higher?
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
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.
Iran Hawks Should Be Careful What They Wish For
Pushing for regime change in Tehran could put Qassem Suleimani in power.
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.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
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.
This Isn’t Your Father’s OPEC Anymore
Global oil markets are controlled by Russia and Saudi Arabia — despite America’s shale boom.
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.
The West Is Letting Libya Tear Itself Apart
Calling for elections in the absence of stable institutions while competing for diplomatic and economic influence won’t rebuild the country — it will destroy it.
OPEC Close to Agreement to Open the Oil Taps
With or without Iranian cooperation, extra barrels of crude could help meet rising demand. But there’s still reason to fear a price spike later this year.
The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery
Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.