Can Trump Order Companies to Move out of China?

President Trump is using the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), Title II of Pub.L. 95–223, 91 Stat. 1626, enacted October 28, 1977  to...

China Holds the cards on Oil Prices

Should China decide to defy the latest U.S. tariff threat by ramping up imports of Iranian crude oil in open defiance to the U.S....

Mexico’s Crude Oil Problem

Mexico's economy has a high dependence on hydrocarbons. 89% of the country's energy production is made from fossil fuels. It's a large producer of...

Moscow and problems over contaminated Russian oil.

Russia is taking a hit to its oil exports into Europe and the U.S oil is winning. Russia has long said that the sanction...

Crude Oil as the new weapon in the U.S and China trade war?

As the U.S.-China trade war continues to escalate, Beijing and its energy giants appear to be bracing for a worst-case scenario where the spat...

China’s creation of the gold-backed petro-yuan

It is now been months since China launched its oil futures contract, denominated in yuan. What are the benefits of trading with the Yuan? As...

Washington: Nord Stream 2 sanctions on the way

Washington is getting ready for another sanctions package that if put in place would put major restrictions on companies involved in Russia’s $10.5-billion Nord...
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