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A new oil order has emerged over the past few years as oil prices have taken a plunge of about 60%. U.S., world’s one of key importer is about to become a major exporter of hydrocarbons. OPEC cartel, which has historically been a key player politically and price maker, losing its relevance and pricing power. On the energy front, renewables and gas becoming key challenger to oil’s global dominance. Moreover, this lower price is hitting energy exporters harder, creating global economic vulnerabilities. This new oil price and geo-political order demand greater analysis, which is the main focus of this series.

Oil in Global Economy Series

China turns to ships to store an enormous amount of oil

Jul 02, 2020 11:28 am UTC| Business

China is storing the 73 million barrels of oil it bought cheaply in March and April on 59 ships left floating at sea off its northern coast. The said amount of oil is three-quarters of global demand. According to...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Yemen eyes 25% oil output increase within months

Jun 16, 2020 19:01 pm UTC| Economy

Yemen aims to increase its crude oil production by 25 percent to 75,000 barrels per day in the coming months to recover from the drastically reduced output caused by the civil war. Yemen produced around 127,000 barrels...

Oil in Global Economy Series

WTI Whipsaws Pattern Halts Interim Upswings – Trading & Hedging Setup

May 13, 2020 11:50 am UTC| Technicals

Global crude oil futures prices have eased data from the American Petroleum Institute suggesting that U.S. stockpiles rose by more than forecast last week. With WTI is edging higher $26 a barrel and Brent futures inched...

Oil in Global Economy Series

S.Korean Oil Refiners Suffer Record Q1 Losses

May 13, 2020 00:55 am UTC| Investing

South Korean oil refiners posted a combined operating loss of 4.38 trillion won from January to March due to tumbling oil prices, sluggish refining margins, and the coronavirus pandemic. SK Innovation led all losers...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Oil price: futures markets warn it won't recover after coronavirus

May 04, 2020 13:46 pm UTC| Economy

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude went negative for the first time in history this month as oil traders got stuck between a mammoth oversupply and lack of places to store it. The international price of black gold remains...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Leverage Investments up by 34% in a Month

Apr 28, 2020 06:49 am UTC| Economy Investing

Leverage investments among small investors went up by 34.3 percent to 8.65 trillion won as of Thursday from 6.44 trillion won on March 24, according to the Korea Financial Investment Association. The increase was...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Korean Oil Companies Request Reduction of Charges on Importation, Sale

Apr 28, 2020 06:49 am UTC| Economy

Koreas Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is figuring out ways to cut charges related to the importation and sale of petroleum. A council is being set up with the oil refining companies, whose losses are estimated...

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Economy

US investment banks take funding intended for small businesses

Investment banks advising on corporate dealmaking received tens of millions of dollars from the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which were earmarked to assist small businesses in the pandemic-induced...

Canada urged to focus on boosting economy than managing debt

Analysts say Canada should focus on implementing measures to boost economic growth and incentives to get people back to work instead of managing its budget deficit. Due to the countrys growing debt, Fitch downgraded...

EU warns of decisive action against US over trade disputes

The EU is threatening to take decisive action against the US over its unwillingness to settle the issue of aircraft subsidies and its plan to conduct new investigations in trade deficits. The aircraft trade dispute...

S. Korea posts record-high forex reserves of $410.75-B

South Koreas foreign exchange reserves reached a record high of $410.75 billion in June, having gained $3.44 billion from May due to profits and investment returns from overseas assets and a weak dollar. The June...

International banks sue Argentine soy crusher for diverting funds

International creditor banks are suing Argentine soy crusher Vicentin of diverting hundreds of millions of dollars and have asked a US court to subpoena records as part of a lawsuit, including wire transfers and bank...

Politics

Joe Biden: Former VP assembles aides for Pennsylvania campaign

The Biden campaign is zeroing in on the swing states for the upcoming elections in November. This time, the former vice president has taken on several aides to lead the charge in his campaign in Pennsylvania. The Hill...

Melania Trump: Former aide to FLOTUS to write a tell-all book

There have been quite a few books written about first lady Melania Trump, the latest being by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan called The Art of Her Deal. Now, another book is being written about the first lady, but...

Donald Trump: POTUS says waving of the Confederate flag is "freedom of speech"

100% uniqueness President Donald Trump has recently ripped into NASCAR for its decision to ban the Confederate flag in its events following the changes sparked by the death of George Floyd to put an end to the...

Melania Trump’s Independence Day dress makes headlines, prompts fact-check reports

United States First Lady Melania Trump has received both applause and criticisms for her fashion choices over the years. However, her eve of Independence Day dress garnered social media attention for quite a unique reason...

Science

Black hole: Scientist addresses the concern that the universe could collapse into a supermassive black hole

There have been many theories suggesting what could happen when the universe has reached its final or ultimate end or at least what would happen once the Sun dies out. One scientist, in particular, weighed in on the...

Archaeologists discover remains of guillotine victims inside a chapel in France

Being executed by guillotine seems like the most gruesome type of execution there is for its bloody nature. Archaeologists have recently uncovered the skeletal remains of around 500 victims of the deadly machine inside the...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope photographs a supernova remnant

Along with the creation of celestial objects such as stars, destruction is also present in the form of violent supernovas that would follow dying stars. The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a remnant from a...

Archaeologists find proof of tooth decay and cavities in 9,000-year-old discoveries

It is clear that many problems that were once prevalent in ancient times are no longer a problem today and vice versa. However, there are some problems that, as archaeologists have found, have been actually been present...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft’ bonus events reward players with passive reputations buffs

World of Warcraft players looking to improve their in-game reputation faster than the normal process will have several chances to do it until next week. All they have to do is join special events, including the Cataclysm...

‘The Sims 5’: Would EA launch it on Nintendo Switch?

EA and Maxis life simulation series has to be one of the most popular video game franchises ever. It is then only natural for fans anticipating the release of The Sims 5 to ask if the next installment would mark the IPs...

‘Kingdom Hearts 4’: What ‘Re:Mind’ tells fans about Sora’s fate and the franchise’s future

The wait for Kingdom Hearts 4 has officially started when players complete the missions and stories in the KH3: Re:Mind DLC released earlier this year. Fans should make sure they explore all the endings included in the...

‘GTA 6’: Is the next game already in development?

This year, the GTA V title will officially become a game that is supported by three generations of consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Fans may find it exciting or disappointing depending on how much they want to get a...
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