Oil

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Libya Resumes Pumping Oil, but Political Crisis Drags On

U.N. diplomatic efforts on the ground keep a lid on the conflict, but the prospects for a roadmap to elections – and greater stability – remain dim.

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Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Oil and Gas

China’s willingness to boost imports of discounted Russian crude oil reinforces why Gulf oil- and gas-producing states should strive for diversified energy partnerships.

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Oil Price Rally Resumes After Biden Leaves Saudi Arabia

The U.S. president got promises but no firm commitments on an oil production increase during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

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The European Union and Gulf Energy: A Gateway for Cooperation

In recent years, the EU has been inattentive to the GCC, but the immediate Ukrainian crisis and the long-term climate crisis have combined to jolt Brussels out of this complacency.

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OPEC+ Producers Move to Ease Supply Crunch, But the Market Still Wants More

The alliance of producers is hastening the timetable to restore barrels of oil to the market in a deft diplomatic maneuver that has been welcomed by Washington and Moscow.

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Gulf Net-Zero Pledges in a Challenging Global Energy Security Environment

Gulf states will have to reconcile their plans for increasing oil and gas production and investments in fossil fuels with their ambitious climate targets.

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Internal Squabbles, Legal Challenges, and Muddled Policy Impede Kurdish Gas Exports

Europe is desperately seeking alternatives to Russian gas, but the Kurdistan Regional Government has some way to go before it can produce excess gas for exportation.

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Iranian Claims Cloud Kuwaiti-Saudi Neutral Zone Deal

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s deal to develop the Dorra gas field could set up a confrontation between Iran and Kuwait – one of the GCC states with which Tehran has the most cordial relations.

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U.S. Steals OPEC+ Thunder With Historic Emergency Oil Stock Release

The war in Ukraine has brought about a change of direction and exposed the vulnerabilities of an energy world in transition.

Could Iran Replace Russian Oil and Gas?

A revived nuclear deal with Iran would untangle some energy knots while tightening others.

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