Archive for the ‘Yemen’ Category

Despite Volatility, China’s Interest In Yemen

Courtesy of the Diplomat, an interesting article on China’s interest in Yemen: With much to gain from a growing presence in the Middle East, Beijing is making an all-out effort to strengthen its foothold there, including the most volatile countries of the region. Although not widely reported, China-Yemen relations exemplify this trend. China’s diplomatic ties […]

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Yemeni Economy Posts Positive Results In 2013

Via the Eurasia Review, an update on Yemen’s economic performance: Yemen’s economy posted positive indicators at the end of 2013, recording a growth rate in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about 5.4%, according to a government report. The Ministry of Finance report pointed to a number of positive economic developments over the year, including […]

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Yemen – Terrorist Haven, Rising Petro-State?

Via Oil Price, an interesting look at Yemen: Yemen is Arabia’s neglected corner, with Saudi Arabia garnering the lion’s share of media coverage. But the impoverished nation of 24 million people seems fated to play an ever increasing role in two areas of western interest – oil exports and terrorism. Which factor will win out […]

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A Total Experience in Yemen…

Via The New York Times, an interesting report on Total’s activities in Yemen.  As the article notes “…Yemen is a showcase for Total, whose experience here shows how far an oil company will go these days to unearth new energy supplies. Because of the endlessly complicated interplay of geology and geopolitics, access to petroleum resources […]

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Peru’sing Oil Reserves in South America

An interesting article in The Wall Street Journal, detailing Dallas-based Hunt Oil Company’s big bet that it can make money in Peru and other spots that big oil companies won’t touch. As the article notes, the venture is a throwback to true wildcatting (and black sheep) days: “…The company’s biggest wager is on Peru. Royal […]

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OMV, Iran, and Yemen

An interesting WSJ article on Austrian oil-and-gas company OMV AG which, after several acquisitions in recent years, is now the biggest oil-and-gas player in Central and Eastern Europe, with sales of €19 billion ($26.16 billion) last year. Clearly, OMV is not discouraged by challenging markets or threats of sanctions: “…The company, which is drilling for […]

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