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A new oil order has emerged over the past few years as oil prices have taken a plunge of about 60%. U.S., world’s one of key importer is about to become a major exporter of hydrocarbons. OPEC cartel, which has historically been a key player politically and price maker, losing its relevance and pricing power. On the energy front, renewables and gas becoming key challenger to oil’s global dominance. Moreover, this lower price is hitting energy exporters harder, creating global economic vulnerabilities. This new oil price and geo-political order demand greater analysis, which is the main focus of this series.

Oil in Global Economy Series

BHP is selling its dirty oil and gas assets, but hold the applause

Aug 22, 2021 01:39 am UTC| Business

When BHP announced it would sell its stake in its oil and gas business to Woodside Petroleum to form a merged oil and gas business, it appeared welcome news. A big miner finally takes climate change seriously. But...

Oil in Global Economy Series

BHP's offloading of oil and gas assets shows the global market has turned on fossil fuels

Aug 22, 2021 01:23 am UTC| Business

The announcement by BHP, the worlds second-largest mining company, that it will shift its oil and gas assets into a joint venture with Australian outfit Woodside is a clear indication the Big Australian is getting out of...

Oil in Global Economy Series

WTI inches closer towards $75 mark, gains over 1.75% ahead of OPEC meeting

Jul 01, 2021 10:47 am UTC| Technicals

USOIL chart - Trading View U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 1.73% higher on the day at $74.78 at around 10:40 GMT. Oil prices remain buoyed after data Wednesday showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell 6.7 million...

Oil in Global Economy Series

WTI extends losses after doji formation in the previous session, bears eye 200H MA at $67.95

Jun 08, 2021 12:15 pm UTC| Technicals Economy

USOIL chart - Trading View West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude is extending declines from multi-month highs at $69.97 after doji formation in the previous session. WTI was trading 0.93% lower on the day at $68.61 at...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Australia's economy can withstand the proposed European Union carbon tariff — here's what we find

Apr 23, 2021 11:41 am UTC| Economy

The European Union has committed to very significant emission cuts 55% on 1990 levels by 2030, and zero net emissions by 2050. To help it get there without too much disruption, the president of the European Commission...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Oil: why higher prices will complicate the energy transition

Mar 22, 2021 13:34 pm UTC| Economy

The oil price is on a rollercoaster. Having crashed into negative territory just last April, the price of Brent crude climbed all the way to US$70 (50) earlier in March. It has since slid below US$64. So where is it...

Oil in Global Economy Series

The oil industry says it might support a carbon tax – here's why that could be good for producers and the public alike

Mar 08, 2021 07:43 am UTC| Economy

The oil industrys lobbying arm, the American Petroleum Institute, suggested in a new draft statement that it might support Congress putting a price on carbon emissions to combat climate change, even though oil and gas are...

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Economy

McDonald’s misses earnings estimates due to rising costs, pandemic woes

McDonalds fell short of its revenue, and profit estimates, and the company cited rising costs and low sales turnout in its more than 4,500 store outlets in China and Australia. It said that the issues brought by the...

Nike appoints Ann Miller as new executive vice president

Nike, the American footwear and sports apparel company, announced it had promoted Ann Miller to be its new executive vice president and general counsel. Her assignment is set to take effect on Feb. 17. Portland Business...

S. Korea’s Largest Solar Farm Begins Operations

South Koreas largest solar power plant that covers an area of 1.42 million square meters, encompassing four towns in the southwestern county of Shinan has begun operations. The solar farm, which holds a capacity of 150...

S. Korean institute develops chimney smoke fine dust filtration system

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials had developed a system that filters fine dust in the white smoke emitted from thermoelectric power plants and waste incinerating facilities through simultaneous cooling and...

Politics

Donald Trump 'strong-armed' the RNC into paying his legal fees

Former President Donald Trump is facing several lawsuits and investigations, a few of which were related to the 2020 elections and his efforts to overturn the election results. Attorney Tristan Snell explained how Trumps...

Mark Meadows aide testified before Jan. 6 committee

The congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection is steadily making more and more progress into piecing together the events that took place. Another development to the panels probe is that they...

Kamala Harris to play important role in selecting new SCOTUS justice

Speculations have now begun as to who US President Joe Biden will be nominating as the next Supreme Court justice. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to play a key role in the selection of the next justice of the high...

Joe Biden, Drew Barrymore, others to honor Betty White in tv special

US President Joe Biden will take part in a television special honoring actress and comedienne Betty White, who passed away in December. Biden will be alongside many other celebrity guests in the special that is set to air...

Science

Hyundai Steel develops high crack resistance steel plates for EVs

Hyundai Steel Co. had developed a premium 1.5GPa martensitic (MS) steel plate for eco-friendly vehicles, which has a higher crack resistance than any other in the same product category. South Koreas No. 2 steelmaker...

Japanese lunar exploration firm Ispace plans first moon landing by private firm

Ispace Inc. will execute the worlds first moon landing by a private company through its unmanned lunar lander, which will be launched by the end of this year from the US. It will carry lunar probes developed separately...

SK Chemicals to ramp up production of chemically-recycled PET for food containers

SK Chemicals Co. has ramped up its production of chemically-recycled (CR) PET for the food container market, made by chemically decomposing waste plastics to turn them into pure raw materials and then used for...

S. Korean researchers develop portable ‘electronic nose that checks meat freschness

The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology developed a portable electronic nose that can check in real-time whether meat has spoiled. The research team developed the electronic nose by creating two...

S. Korean scientists develop protein absorbent that collects rare earth elements from steel slag

A Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology research team has developed a protein absorbent that can collect rare earth elements from steel slag, an industrial by-product. The research team succeeded in selectively...

Technology

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will reportedly launch on February 11

It now looks like February is going to be a huge month for people looking to upgrade to a new mid-range phone as well. A recent leak suggests the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G could be announced in February. To recap, the first...

‘Death Stranding’ PC gamers will only pay $10 for the Director’s Cut upgrade

PC gamers finally have a release date for the Death Stranding: Directors Cut on Steam, and it is happening quite soon. Another good news is that players who have already purchased the base game do not have to buy the...

‘Hyper Scape’ servers to shut down on April 28

Ubisoft announced on Thursday that it would stop the development of Hyper Scape in the coming months. That also means its servers will be shut down soon, leaving its loyal fans only a few months left to keep playing the...

Epic Games Store will continue offering weekly free games in 2022

Epic Games Store users will continue getting one of the best deals throughout 2022 as Epic Games announced that the weekly free game giveaways will still be available on its digital storefront. Players have also been...
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