Tagged With Ahmed Mehdi
China’s diesel demand woes
2 May 2024
Faster-than-expected economic growth fails to mask macro imbalances and shifting structural oil product trends
Saudi output cut creates tight sour crude market
29 June 2023
Move triggers flurry of Middle East-China trading with Unipec flooding market with Omani cargoes and rival Petrochina snapping them up
Iraq’s future tied to deadlocked TotalEnergies deal
21 February 2023
The $27bn megaproject is key to Iraq’s 2027 oil and gas production goals
Mideast upstream long-term outlooks diverge
2 February 2023
The region’s producers have their own specific goals and face drastically different challenges
Where next in Europe’s diesel crisis?
5 December 2022
The fate of the continent’s supply crunch may lie elsewhere—in China, the Middle East and Russia
A Russia price cap: Too clever by half
26 September 2022
The proposed mechanism may cause Russia some pain, but its impact is likely overstated
Tide turns for middle distillates
24 February 2022
Strong prices for middle distillates might persist due to a range of supply and demand factors
Russia, Saudi Arabia and the US – what next for oil markets?
31 January 2022
The impact of a breakdown in Russo-US relations is much more nuanced in liquids than in gas
Economic realities may force Iran to the table
12 August 2021
Hardline rhetoric and positions apparently further apart than ever may obscure appetite for a deal
China’s independent refiners reel from tax blow
16 July 2021
Preferred feedstocks are now subject to levies, as establishment refiners use political clout to bite back
Murban’s long journey only beginning
6 May 2021
There will be no immediate promotion into the super league of global crude benchmarks for the Middle East’s latest challenger
Basrah Medium gets off to a promising start
30 March 2021
Iraq’s new crude grade has had a relatively successful first few months. But Basrah Light issuers remain unresolved
Oil set for sweet-sour rebalancing
2 March 2021
The unusual premiums sour grades have enjoyed over sweet may be coming to an end
Changing fortunes for Iraq in 2019
31 January 2019
A new federal government has a powerful engine in terms of rising crude output and export capacity, but also faces huge domestic difficulties
Strategy v market dynamics
2 August 2018
Members must consider a host of complex issues as they wrestle with the problem of managing oil supply
Opec and oil market dynamics
27 April 2018
Opec's goal of defending high oil prices may suit some members in the short run, but its long-term impacts could be damaging
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