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Crude Economics
Crude Economics
Petrostates Seek a Goldilocks Oil Price

High enough to keep them in the black, but not high enough to buoy shale producers too much. And we now know what it is.

Crude Economics
China Snubbing OPEC Oil

Beijing has begun actively looking outside of the Middle East for its oil.

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Shale Versus the World

Why petrostates are in peril and frackers are on firmer ground—in one simple chart.

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China Goes on a Global Oil Buying Spree

Beijing is snatching up record volumes of crude not just from the U.S., but from West Africa, and the North Sea as well.

Crude Economics
Are OPEC & Co’s Cuts Now Working?

New shipping data suggests they might be to some extent.

Crude Economics
Shale Companies Found a Way to Be Profitable

Around the country, breakeven costs keep coming down.

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Petrostates Seen as Likely to Extend Cuts

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

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Saudis Are the Oil Market’s Biggest Losers

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

Crude Economics
Oil Prices Stumble as American Shale Rebounds

It’s a bad time to be a petrostate.

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Saudi Minister Admits Petrostates “Watering” Shale’s “Green Shoots”

You don’t say…

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.

After years of delay, Turkey announces its close to buying advanced air missile defenses from the Russians.


Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Latin Lefty Meltdown

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

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