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Qatar: Taking Over The World

Courtesy of Fortune magazine, a detailed look at Qatar: As I stepped out of the car on my first full day in Qatar, the 120-degree heat made me feel as if someone had suctioned the oxygen out of my lungs, then pressed down on my chest. But through the front door of a small building […]

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First Africa, Now The Middle East: Beijing’s Drive To Establish Links With Oil Rich States

Courtesy of Terra Daily, a report that China is negotiating with the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to sell an additional 10 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year, on top of the 5 million it already buys.  As the article notes: “…This is part of Beijing’s drive to establish strategic energy links with […]

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Go, Go, GOPEC…

Via The Financial Times, a report on the recent meeting of gas exporting countries during which ministers meeting in Moscow transformed what had been an occasional talking shop into a formal body with a permanent secretariat.  While, for now, Russia is probably right that “GOPEC” cannot control output and prices, (unlike oil, natural gas relies […]

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GOPEC, Go Figure…

Via The Financial Times, another look at the possibility of a Gas OPEC (GOPEC) and, more specifically, the unlikelihood of its success until LNG infrastructure becomes more pervasive around the world.  As the article notes “…Exactly 35 years ago, the Arab oil embargo sent western economies into their worst downturn of the postwar period. So […]

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Gas ‘Troika’ Discuss Gas OPEC

As reported by The Huffington Post, Russia, Iran and Qatar – which together account for nearly a third of world natural gas exports and hold some 60 percent of world gas reserves – made the first serious moves recently toward forming an OPEC-style cartel on natural gas, raising concerns that Moscow could boost its influence […]

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Gulf Continues to Accelerate

Via Arabian Business.com, an interesting article detailing the biggest share gainers in the Gulf during the first half of 2008.  According to the report: “…Four of the world’s top ten performing stock exchanges are in the Gulf. Oman’s main stock index has gained 29.4 percent since the beginning of the year as Kuwait advanced 21.3 […]

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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.