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  • Iran Racing Ahead Even in Covid-Stricken Oil Market

    Iran Racing Ahead Even in Covid-Stricken Oil Market

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- It is not known yet when the US would end its maximum pressure campaign, the signature legacy of President Donald Trump, to bring Iran’s oil exports down to zero and drive Iran out of the oil trading market. Nonetheless, based on analysts’ views, US president-elect Joe Biden is not willing to continue his predecessor’s policy.

  • OPEC and Future of Oil

    OPEC and Future of Oil

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- There are doubts about short and long-term cooperation within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Based on estimates, demand for crude oil would decline in the long term, i.e. over 30 years. On the other hand, it has to be taken into consideration that the priorities of top oil producers are always changing and the share of oil will decline in their future energy mix. The main question is to know until when OPEC can continue to work.

  • The Downfall

    Oil market in 2020

    The Downfall

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The year 2020 is coming to an end; the year in which coronavirus overshadowed the oil market, the martyrdom of General Soleimani brought the oil price to the level of $72 per barrel, the Saudi-Russian price war led to the Black Monday for West Texas Intermediate with a price of minus $37/b, to name a few. The only proper measure taken by oil market players in the year was the historic coalition of oil producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies, a grouping called OPEC+, to slash output by 9.7 million barrels per day. 

  • Iran Petroleum Minister meets with Russian Deputy Prime Minister

    Iran Petroleum Minister meets with Russian Deputy Prime Minister

    MOSCOW (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Russia in Moscow.

  • Iran Oil Minister to Visit Moscow on Sunday

    Iran Oil Minister to Visit Moscow on Sunday

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh is to leave Tehran for Moscow on Sunday, December 20, to review the latest developments in the global crude oil markets with Russian officials.

  • Adeli: OPEC Politicized by Some Member States

    Adeli: OPEC Politicized by Some Member States

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- Mohammad Hossein Adeli, former secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), has said some member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have politicized the Organization. In an interview, he cites the examples of countries that did not hesitate to compensate for Iranian and Venezuelan share following their US sanctions on the two member states.

  • OPEC and a Bug called "Sloppiness"

    OPEC and a Bug called "Sloppiness"

    TEHRAN (Shana) – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is preparing for its 60th anniversary celebrations in September, marking one of the most volatile times in recent years. Although OPEC Secretariat has not been very agile and orderly in recent months, at least over the years since I started observing the Organization’s moves, and it is exhibiting signs of severe sloppiness which has not been hidden in the eyes of most local and foreign observers.

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  • OPEC Conference and OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting rescheduled to June 6

    OPEC Conference and OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting rescheduled to June 6

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The 179th Meeting of the OPEC Conference and the 11th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting that were originally planned for 9 and 10 June 2020, respectively, are now scheduled to take place via videoconference on Saturday, 6 June 2020.

  • Oil for Our Nation

    Oil for Our Nation

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- Everything initiated when a national demand was brought up in parliament. Some 15 years had passed since the 1933 agreement. World War II (WWII) had come to an end and triumphant Allies were letting the US take over politics and economy. Britain, France and their European allies felt exhausted due to the war with German Nazism and Italian Fascism. Now, it was the US who wanted to fish in troubled waters caused by WWII. Under such circumstances, nationalists and independent movements in Iran found the chance to breathe fresh air and they focused on the petroleum industry.

  • COVID-19, Main Culprit in Recent Oil Price Fluctuations: Zangeneh

    COVID-19, Main Culprit in Recent Oil Price Fluctuations: Zangeneh

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says that coronavirus is to blame for recent price fluctuations in the oil market.

  • Market Balance, a Necessity: Zangeneh

    Market Balance, a Necessity: Zangeneh

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the oil market was under pressure because of coronavirus outbreak and as a result the oil price had fallen to below $60 per barrel, adding, “Efforts must be made to ensure the market balance”.

  • 2019 Oil Market Hotbeds

    2019 Oil Market Hotbeds

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The year 2019 was fraught with events for global oil markets. However, as far as the pricing was concerned the impacts were weak and short-lived on the market. That could have largely affected the oil market in the middle of the decade, but by the end of the last decade of the 21st century, the impact has been meager. In other words, 2019 ended the same way it had started. No significant development was witnessed in the trend of prices with which are mainly concerned producers, consumers, speculators and market analysts. Nonetheless, in the final hours of 2019, oil prices experienced an unpredicted jump to cross $70 a barrel, an unprecedented record since 2018.

  • Zangeneh says Would Stress De-politicization of Energy Market in Moscow

    Zangeneh says Would Stress De-politicization of Energy Market in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Shana) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said he would call on his Russian opposite number to prevent politicization of the oil market.