Archive for the ‘Qatar’ Category

State-Run Oil Giants Will Make or Break The Energy Transition

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on how state-run oil giants will make or break the energy transition: Climate activists love to vilify ExxonMobil and Shell. These and other private-sector energy companies have been on the receiving end of proxy battles, legal challenges and other forms of pressure to force them to dump oil and […]

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A Transformative Railway Bazaar

Via The Economist, a look at how a new web of railways could transform the Middle East and Africa: Not since the Hijaz railway between Damascus and the holy city of Medina was ruptured by the British buccaneer-cum-scholar T.E. Lawrence in the first world war has overland travel out of Saudi Arabia’s hinterland seemed so […]

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Qataris Invited To Explore Investment Opportunities In Uzbekistan

Via The Peninsula, an article on an invitation to Qatari businessmen to explore investment opportunities in Uzbekistan: Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan H E Furqat Sidikov has invited Qatari businessmen and investors to invest in his country which is replete with plenty of opportunities in several sectors such as energy, agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure. This […]

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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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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.