Energy

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Talking Turkey: What Will OPEC Do?

For the first time in years, an OPEC meeting matters. But the group will be hard-pressed to reach agreement on how to halt the slide in oil prices.

Keith Johnson |

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Nuclear Talks, Glutted Markets Offer Iranian Economy Little Relief

With dropping oil prices and extended negotiations, Iran's hopes of using oil exports to power economic recovery look doubtful.

Keith Johnson |

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Pushed by ISIS, Iraq and Kurds Come Closer to a Deal

After months of acrimony, Baghdad and Erbil are taking steps to sort out the oil-fueled dispute that threatened to tear Iraq to pieces.

Keith Johnson |

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Keystone Fails in Senate (for Now)

In the end, congressional efforts to force approval of the long-delayed pipeline came up just short. That doesn't mean the battle for Keystone is over -- or that Obama is off the hook just yet.

Keith Johnson |

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Putting the Islamic State Over a Barrel

The United States and its allies are ramping up efforts to strangle the terrorist group's main source of income, though it's still unclear just how much oil the Islamic State pumps and sells.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

Why Is Beijing Downplaying the Supposedly Huge Climate Change Deal?

Obama called the agreement "historic." Chinese state media yawned.

Alexa Olesen |

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If Oil Disappears in the Desert, Does the Market Notice?

Libya's crude production is again imperiled, but an oversupplied market doesn't seem to mind.

Keith Johnson |

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Xi's Just That Into You

Moscow and Beijing shake hands on another mammoth energy deal that could ease Russia's isolation, power China, and bring the two closer together.

Keith Johnson |

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Hungary Is Helping Putin Keep His Chokehold on Europe's Energy

A key NATO ally is cozying up to the Russian dictator and trying to help him build a $70 billion pipeline to extend his reach into the heart of the EU.

Keith Johnson |

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Trouble in Club Med

The showdown between Cyprus and Turkey is a reminder that energy can fuel tensions rather than lubricating better relations.

Keith Johnson |

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Red Hot Chilly Peoples

Ukraine and Russia have settled their natural gas dispute -- for now. But that doesn't mean the wider conflict is anywhere near resolved.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Germany's Revolution in Small Batch, Artisanal Energy

The industrial engine of Europe is increasingly powered by backyard windmills and locally owned solar panels. And this complex, patchwork system just might be the future of sustainable energy.

Paul Hockenos |

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A Pipeline to Somewhere

With the Keystone pipeline still in limbo, TransCanada gets the ball rolling on Plan B -- shipping tar-sands oil to Canada's eastern coast.

Keith Johnson |

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Royals Flush?

Why Egypt, of all places, is keeping a wary eye on falling oil prices.

Keith Johnson |

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Lithuania Cheers 'Independence'

The small Baltic nation just took a giant step to counter Russia's energy bullying.

Keith Johnson |

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Treasury's War on the Islamic State

The green-eyeshades crew is taking the lead in trying to choke off the illicit millions that fund the terrorist group. But the Islamic State's own overreach may cost it more than sanctions.

Keith Johnson |

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Why Was the NSA Chief Playing the Market?

Newly released documents show the NSA chief was investing his money in commodities so obscure that most financial pros stay away.

Shane Harris |

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The Looming Gas Glut

Countries from Australia to Tanzania have scrambled to start exporting liquefied natural gas. Who's going to buy it all?

Keith Johnson |

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Note to World: Alleged Oil Shock Isn't All That Shocking

Oil prices have fallen sharply. But that doesn't mean that oil is cheap -- and it doesn't spell doom for everybody.

Keith Johnson |

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Lockheed's Big Idea for Small Fusion

Researchers at Lockheed Martin's famous Skunk Works say they have a breakthrough concept that could bring the world clean, safe fusion energy sooner than anybody thought.

Keith Johnson |

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East Africa May Lose Before It Even Enters Energy Game

East African countries see oil and gas as a road to economic salvation. But are they too late to catch the boom?

Keith Johnson |

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Argentina's Brilliant, Terrible, Very Unclear Energy Future

Argentina is playing nice with foreign investors to get its energy house in order. Haven't we heard this tune before?

Keith Johnson |

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Ukraine Gas Boss: 'Gazprom Destroyed Its Image as a Reliable Supplier'

Foreign Policy sat down with the leaders of Ukraine's Naftogaz to talk Russia, Europe, energy, and the coming winter.

Keith Johnson |

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Has the U.S. Turned Off the Islamic State's Oil Spigot?

Airstrikes seem to have mauled a portion of ISIS's oil operations. That could hamstring its finances -- and its war machine.

Keith Johnson |

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Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Oil Regimes

Yes, crude oil is still in headlong retreat from its summertime peak. But that doesn't mean that all petrostates are trembling.

Keith Johnson |

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Saskatchewan Rough Ride

Canada scores first in the clean-coal game. But it will be a tough and expensive act to follow.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

The Pivot to India

Why the U.S.-Indian partnership is at the heart of America's future in Asia.

John McCain |

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Let's Make a Deal

Europe brings Russia and Ukraine closer to a natural gas deal that could avert a nasty winter -- if Russian energy brinkmanship is really over.

Keith Johnson |

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Good Morning, Vietnam

China's bad behavior is pushing Washington and Hanoi closer together. Next up: Arms sales?

Keith Johnson |

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U.S. Strikes ISIS Oil Installations

The latest round of airstrikes targeted one vulnerable part of the terror group's illicit empire. But that doesn't mean ISIS oil fields will be bombed next.

Keith Johnson |