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Petrostates in Peril
Petrostates in Peril
Here’s How Much the Oil Price Fall Is Hurting OPEC

The collapse in crude prices cut OPEC’s oil export revenues nearly 50 percent in 2015.

Petrostates in Peril
Russia’s Lukoil Wants to Work with OPEC

But it’s hard to see Putin coming to some sort of agreement with OPEC when the cartel’s own members can’t trust one another enough to make any cuts of their own.

Petrostates in Peril
Russia Caps 2015 With Record-Setting Oil Production

For now, Moscow has little choice but to ramp up production to try to offset bargain prices by selling more.

Petrostates in Peril
OPEC’s Own Outlook Getting Grimmer

With lower breakeven prices and innovative new techniques, shale firms are better prepared to weather a price war than OPEC might hope. The cartel’s long-term outlook isn’t bright.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

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