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Noam Raydan

is an analyst at ClipperData, focusing on political and security developments that could disrupt oil flows in the MENA region. She is also a tanker sleuth, scouring the high seas for unusual activities.

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11 April

Libya’s Eastern Oil Ports at Risk, Again.



Noam Raydan

The status of Libya’s flagship Es Sider grade in recent years sums up the general situation in Libya: A stable recovery after years of conflict is unlikely for now.

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09 March

Challenging Dynamics between Iran, Iraq and the US



Noam Raydan

Since the US reinstated sanctions on Iran in November, Iraq has been forced to deal with the repercussions: just one more challenge added to a long list. When the US began pressuring Baghdad to cut its energy imports from Iran - and before granting it the first waiver late 2018 -  some wondered whether Washington was punishing Iran or Iraq.  

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Tagged Iraq oil industry, Iran sanctions 2 Comments
18 February

More Iraqi Crude to the US?



Noam Raydan

Asia receives the lion's share of Iraqi crude exports, accounting for nearly 60 percent of exports last year. Europe has been the second leading destination, accounting for nearly 20 percent of barrels, while flows to North America dropped last year to 14 percent.

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01 February

Light Barrels Doing Some Heavy Lifting



Noam Raydan

Libya’s overall oil and condensate exports through January have hit the brakes due to the ongoing force majeure at El Sharara, as well as the inclement weather that disrupted loadings at eastern ports earlier in the month.

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Tagged Nigeria crude exports, Libya oil exports, us crude exports, France crude imports, CPC Blend, Mesla 1 Comment
15 January

Largest oilfield reflects instability in Libya



Noam Raydan

El Sharara, Libya’s largest oilfield, has been under force majeure since December 2018. The uncertainty surrounding oil flows from the field is a reflection of the instability and chaos that engulfs the entire country.

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Tagged OPEC, Libya, libya oil production, Libya crude exports 2 Comments

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MATT SMITH


Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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DAN GRAEBER


Dan Graeber is Chief Editor at ClipperData. He specializes in exploring the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil.

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AMIR RICHANI


Amir Richani is a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, with a voracious appetite for studying political, economic and social developments in Latin America.

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NOAM RAYDAN


Noam Raydan is an analyst at ClipperData, focusing on political and security developments that could disrupt oil flows in the MENA region. She is also a tanker sleuth, scouring the high seas for unusual activities.

Noam Raydan

KEN SMITHMIER


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