Oil

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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 |

Dispatch

Iraq's Dubai Hits the Pause Button

With the Islamic State on their doorstep, Kurdish leaders have scaled back their once grandiose ambitions to focus on ensuring the survival of their enclave.

Jane Arraf |

Dispatch

The Only Sultan I've Ever Known

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the man who built modern, moderate Oman, may be on his deathbed. Omanis hope for the best and fear what could come next.

Vivian Nereim |

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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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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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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 |

COLUMN

When the Petrodollars Run Out

Oil and gas prices are falling through the floor. And some countries are woefully unprepared for the drop.

Daniel Altman |

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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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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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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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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 |