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Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D.

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With the price of Brent pushing toward $80 per barrel, market watchers are beginning to wonder if there is anything that can stop rising oil prices this spring. This is a far cry from last spring and...
Yesterday, US President Trump followed through on promises he made as far back as his 2016 campaign, and he began the process of reinstating sanctions on Iran. This could signal the end of the...
On Monday afternoon (eastern US time) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israeli government had covertly obtained over 100,000 files and documents from Tehran that held...
Thanks to OPEC and President Donald Trump, oil prices took a big dip last Friday before rising steadily to new highs on Monday. We can expect more volatility in oil markets over the next few weeks as...
This coming Friday, April 20, about 20 OPEC and non-OPEC oil ministers will meet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to discuss their oil production cut deal. The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC)...
Oil prices reached new highs on Tuesday as the market reacted to a combination of geopolitical, media and market forces. WTI hit $65.60, a gain of 3.38%, while Brent closed up 3.38% at nearly $71....
Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) opened new oil and gas opportunities for the United States when the advanced techniques became common practice beginning in the late 1990s in the Permian...
News from Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela is pushing oil prices up this week. At the same time, there may be some negative news about the OPEC/non-OPEC partnership. Some deep sleuthing on...
This week brought new reports that the Aramco IPO may not happen at all. Or that if the IPO happens it will be delayed until 2019. Or that after the IPO, shares will only be listed on the local Saudi...
Yesterday, Tuesday, March 13, President Trump announced that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State. Tillerson was generally seen as a supporter of the Iran...