Oil

Report

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 |

Christian Caryl

Scotland's Tricky Choice

Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?

Christian Caryl |

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Spanish Energy Minister: 'Spain Could Be the Solution' for Europe's Gas Woes

FP talked energy with Jose Manuel Soria, Spain's point man on everything from green subsidies to offshore drilling.

Keith Johnson |

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The Empire Strikes Back

Europe and the United States are ratcheting up sanctions on Russia, but Putin is not standing still.

Keith Johnson |

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Exploding World, Cheap Oil

Geopolitical crises abound, but oil producers are still pumping -- and pumping more than the world needs.

Keith Johnson |

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Poached Salmond

Offshore energy fueled Scotland's dream of independence. The eclipse of North Sea oil and gas is killing it.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

It's Not About the Oil -- It's About the Tiny Rocks

What everyone gets wrong about Beijing's bullying in the South China Sea.

Holly Morrow |

Argument

Back to the Future in Libya

Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.

Lorianne Updike Toler |

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Fight Over Kurdish Oil Spreads to Texas Court

The dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports has steadily ratcheted up this year. Now they are fighting in court over $100 million of oil anchored outside of Houston.

Keith Johnson |

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The Islamic State Is the Newest Petrostate

The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.

Keith Johnson |

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Russia Stole Yukos and Owes $50 Billion, International Panel Rules

An arbitration panel in The Hague finds that Moscow dismembered Yukos for political purposes and awards record damages to former shareholders.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Keeping Putin's Hands Off Argentina's Oil

The White House shouldn't allow Argentina's debt problems to impede U.S. energy security.

Spencer Abraham |

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Too Big to Nail

Energy sanctions against Russia are incremental for a reason.

Keith Johnson |

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Revenge of the Kurds II

Can the Kurds prevent Maliki from sabotaging the country's oil infrastructure?

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Undoing the Resource Curse

How oil can save Libyan democracy.

Terra Lawson-Remer |

Dispatch

Pipelines and First Nations

Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?

Geoff Dembicki |

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In Mexico, Old Habits Die Hard

Mexico's president threw open the door to reforming the energy sector, potentially reversing 75 years of revolutionary legacy. Now the ambitious overhaul is colliding with messy political reality.

Keith Johnson |

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ISIS and the Long-Term Threat to Iraqi Oil

Islamist militants haven't touched Iraqi oil production or exports yet, but they threaten Iraq's all-important future prospects.

Keith Johnson |

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Revenge of the Kurds

As ISIS rolls toward Baghdad, the Kurds are gaining oil, ground, and power.

Keith Johnson |

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Iraq's Insurgency and the Threat to Oil

Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.

Keith Johnson |

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Yergin: Crude Exports Would be a Win-Win

A new study adds fuel to the political debate over ending the 40-year old ban on oil exports.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

China Has Russia Over a Barrel

When Putin arrives in Shanghai to try and ink a new multibillion-dollar energy deal, it'll be the Chinese -- not the Russians -- who will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Ely Ratner |

In Box

Arctic Sovereignty: A Short History

How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth. 

Ty McCormick |

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How Do You Say 'Drill, Baby, Drill' in Chinese?

Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

The Money-Losing Machine in Caracas

Forget Chávez and his Bolivarian Revolution -- it's oil that wrecked the Venezuelan state.

Ángel Ricardo Martínez |

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Rough Ride on the New Silk Road

China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Can Ghana's Democracy Save It from the Oil Curse?

Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.

Robert Looney |

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U.S. Sanctions on Russia Don't Nail Energy Sector

The Obama administration's incremental approach to sanctions designates key individuals, but leaves the commanding heights of the Russian economy untouched.

Keith Johnson |