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Rosneft: Petroleum and Policy

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on Russia’s use of Rosneft, as a foreign policy instrument: Russia is increasingly wielding oil as a geopolitical tool, spreading its influence around the world and challenging the interests of the United States. But Moscow risks running into trouble, as it lends money and makes deals in turbulent […]

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Russia Agrees Significant Silk Road Projects With China

Courtesy of Russia Briefing, a report on a number of agreements signed by Russia and China related to OBOR activities: As predicted, a significant array of economic cooperation agreements were signed between Russia and China during President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Moscow. The deals include the creation of the new US$10 billion China-Russia RMB Investment Cooperation Fund, which provides access […]

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Uzbekistan And China Start Gas Production In Bukhara Region

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on joint Chinese-Uzbek gas production in Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have launched natural gas production at Dengizkul, Khodjadavlat and Sharkiy Alat gas condensate fields in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reported. The new gas […]

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Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Via the Foreign Policy Association, a look at the impact of Libyan oil re-entering the global market: After a series of skirmishes, frantic deal making now looks to have brought about the surprise return to force of Libya in the oil export market. However Libyan oil coming back online could jeopardize a fragile production cut […]

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Venezuela Crises Compound as Oil Industry Falls Into Disarray

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting look at Venezuela’s crisis: One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that they barely eat and have to keep watch […]

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Venezuela: Running On Empty

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs (subscription required), a very interesting look at Venezuela and how the state ruined its national oil company in its Sept/Oct 2016 issue: Venezuela is in the throes of its most tumultuous political and economic period in decades. The collapse of global energy prices has wreaked havoc on the country’s economy. Estimates […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.