Tag: China oil imports

Iraq and Iran From a Crude Perspective

If there is one area where Iraq is taking advantage of Iran’s diminishing influence, it is in the oil market. Tehran’s influence in Iraq is multifaceted and the relationship between the two neighbors is deep and complex. In the oil

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New Chinese Dawn in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

As the Brazilian economy opens up to international markets with Bolsonaro’s election, China is expected to put forth an aggressive approach to become an even bigger player in the Brazilian economy. Though the election of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has generated anti-Chinese rhetoric in Brazil, strong economic ties between the two countries means divorce is unlikely.

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Increasing Tensions, Increasing Flows

US crude imports from Saudi Arabia have just hit a 16-month high, as tension increases between the two. Motiva’s Port Arthur refinery, among other things, mean Saudi energy flows are unlikely to be impacted by recent strained relations.

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Mixed Fortunes for Flows to China

Today’s blog takes a look at how Iranian crude is increasingly looking to find a home in China amid the ratcheting up of sanctions, while US crude is on the wane as concerns are stoked about US tariffs.

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ClipperClips: Chi-Town & China

I was in Chicago yesterday so took the opportunity to meet Ben Lichtenstein in person and do a segment on the TD Ameritrade Network. We discussed all manner of things, as is usual – from US oil exports to China, to OPEC, to Iran, to the US dollar to US fundamentals and exports.

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