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Mapping the scenarios if Iraq crisis disrupts oil exports

Mapping the scenarios if Iraq crisis disrupts oil exports | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
THE sudden appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham forces in several areas of the country has raised alarm about the risk to its oil exports and what this would mean for prices, particularly if no other sources of supply are available.
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US-led strikes hit ISIS oil sites for 2nd day

US-led strikes hit ISIS oil sites for 2nd day | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.
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The World’s Largest Oil Producer Is…

The World’s Largest Oil Producer Is… | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
..the United States. Have you heard?

Computer scientist and data whiz Randy Olson dove into the UT Energy Poll data and noticed that the American public is ...
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Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues

Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
 
We recently showed you a stunning animated map from DrillingInfo.com's Kevin Thuot showing the evolution of the last 14 years of fracking in the U.S.
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"Saudi America."

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Crude Had A Huge Day

Crude Had A Huge Day | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
London-traded Brent crude rallied 3% to $113 today as the security situation in Iraq continued to deteriorate.  The Wall Street Journal reported Iran had deployed Revolutionary Guard units to Iraq to defend against a violent Sunni insurgent group...
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Prominent U.S. trader warns Russia can collapse U.S. economy anytime it wants - Watchmen News

Prominent U.S. trader warns Russia can collapse U.S. economy anytime it wants - Watchmen News | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

US may lose its influence on Europe for good, if Russia starts selling its fuels for anything but the dollar. Angela Merkel would be happy, because Germany, as well as other European countries, would then have no need for currency markets. The rate of the Euro would then grow, while the cost of oil and gas would go down.

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South Sudan Fast Facts

South Sudan Fast Facts | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Here's a look at what you need to know about South Sudan. In 2011, South Sudan became the world's newest country after gaining its independence from Sudan.
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So much potential, so many problems.

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Sauce for the goose? Bruce Braley cashes out of oil stocks, then bashes Joni Ernst’s ties to oil

Sauce for the goose? Bruce Braley cashes out of oil stocks, then bashes Joni Ernst’s ties to oil | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) sold stocks he owned in oil and gas companies that were worth between $9000 and $135,000 in 2013, just before criticizing his Republican opponent for being tied to oil ind
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Significant shift: Momentum builds to allow US oil exports

Significant shift: Momentum builds to allow US oil exports | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Rep. Joe Barton is leading the push to end the four-decade old ban.
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Drivers Everywhere Pay Less At the Pump Because of the New American Oil Bonanza

Drivers Everywhere Pay Less At the Pump Because of the New American Oil Bonanza | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
United States refinery production in recent weeks reached record highs and left supply depots flush, cushioning the impact of all the instability surrounding traditional global oil fields.
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Iraq's 'new reality' shakes global oil markets

Iraq's 'new reality' shakes global oil markets | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The global oil market is on tenterhooks as a result of the violent Sunni insurgency sweeping down from northern Iraq and threatening Baghdad.
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America May Have a New Weapon to Combat Russia

America May Have a New Weapon to Combat Russia | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Not all weapons fire projectiles or explode, and the United States' use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve could hurt Russia more than anything else we can throw at them. - Tyler Crowe - Energy
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All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices.Set...
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Can nations such as, for example, Russia, South Sudan and the U.S. learn from this?

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South Sudan town falls to rebels as fighting spreads

South Sudan town falls to rebels as fighting spreads | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Rebels in South Sudan have taken the town of Bor, government officials said Thursday, as deadly clashes spread in Africa's newest nation.
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When will the people have peace so they can develop their oil-rich land?

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