Regions

  • Saudi Arabia hangs tough in bear market

    Opec’s heavyweight is no longer prepared to bear the brunt of the group’s cuts. Losing on price and volume share is to be avoided at all costs, writes Bill Farren-Price*


  • The sick man of Opec

    Renewed war in northern Iraq leaves Baghdad desperate to expand exports in the south. It may also lead to a deal with the Kurdish Regional Government – but rejoining Opec’s quota system is not on the cards, writes Gerald Butt*


  • Iran’s hopes may hinge on Vienna outcome

    The fate of Iran and the sanctions against its oil sector is a wildcard facing Opec as it tries to balance the market. Meetings in the Austrian capital this month should make the picture clearer, says Robin Mills*


  • GCC producers ponder future in uncertain market

    The main Gulf Opec players are wary of ceding market share to rival producers, but also wish to keep prices in the comfort zone


 

Latest issue: November 2014

Glimmer amid the gloom

Lower oil prices will be tough for the industry, but good for the global growth and demand


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