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Eyeing US crude, India plans to buy less oil from Middle East

Debjit Chakraborty and Dhwani Pandya, Al Jazeera – 17 March 2021 According to officials, Indian refiners are planning to cut their oil purchases from Saudi Arabia in May and buy more from the U.S. as a result of OPEC+ supply restrictions and stronger gasoline demand during Covid-19. Read the full article on Al Jazeera here…

Decades after the Gulf War, Iraq’s youth view oil as a curse

Sofia Barbarani, Al Jazeera – 26 February 2021 The lives of Iraqi citizens, even those who don’t care much for oil, has been unmistakably influenced by the large role their country’s oil plays in foreign politics. This article explains why, decades on from their invasion of Kuwait, the youth of Iraq view oil as a…

Turkey’s Black Sea Natural Gas Find is No Economic Miracle

Stephen Blank – CG Policy Turkey’s announcement of a large natural gas find in the Black Sea, demonstrates it aspiration to become a major player in the energy sphere. But the discovery is insufficient for the country to become energy independent, and other constraints mean it is unlikely to stop its aggressive foreign policy moves.…