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01 October

The GERM Report

Welcome to The GERM Report by Dan Graeber, a commentary on the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil. GERM stands for Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring. Our indicator is based on the expected price volatility by the end of the current trading week.

Risk level: Orange - High

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Tagged Iran sanctions, Iran crude exports, US Gulf Coast crude export capacity, geopolitical tension, steel tariffs, geopolitics, us crude exports, OPEC crude exports, us oil production, crude oil exports, OPEC oil production Leave a comment
25 September

ClipperClips: Oil's OPEC Overreaction

As Brent crude pushed to multi-year highs yesterday, it was the topic of conversation on my every-other-Monday-morning segment on NPR's Texas Standard, as well as on CNBC Asia last night.

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Tagged Iran oil exports, OPEC, saudi arabia crude exports, spare capacity 1 Comment
24 September

The GERM Report

Welcome to The GERM Report by Dan Graeber, a commentary on the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil. GERM stands for Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring. Our indicator is based on the expected price volatility by the end of the current trading week.

Risk level: Orange - High

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Tagged Strait of Hormuz, Iran crude exports, geopolitical tension, geopolitics, OPEC crude exports, OPEC oil production, oil inventories, Arab Gulf crude exports, oil, US shale, Iran oil production Leave a comment
17 September

The GERM Report

Welcome to The GERM Report by Dan Graeber, a commentary on the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil. GERM stands for Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring. Our indicator is based on the expected price volatility by the end of the current trading week.

Risk level: Yellow - Elevated

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Tagged Iran sanctions, Iran crude exports, geopolitical tension, us natural gas exports, Russia crude exports, geopolitics, OPEC crude exports 1 Comment
10 September

The GERM Report

Welcome to the new home of The GERM Report by Dan Graeber, a commentary on the intersection between geopolitical events and the price of oil. GERM stands for Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring. Dan has a long history in oil markets and an academic background in international relations theory. Apart from energy, he's contributed to the discussion on the foreign policy strategy of...

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Tagged us dollar, geopolitics, OPEC crude exports, oil prices, Libya crude exports, US imports of Saudi crude, crude oil exports Leave a comment
09 September

Flogging a Dead Cow

Amir Richani is the author of today's blog post. Amir is a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, with a voracious appetite for studying political, economic and social developments in Latin America. He holds a BA in Political Studies, his favorite thing to eat is seafood soup, and his most treasured place in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela. 

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Tagged Vaca Muerta, Argentina oil exports, Argentina oil imports, geopolitics, geopolitical tension 1 Comment
24 August

I Drink Your Milkshake!

The splendidly-directed movie 'There Will Be Blood' by P.T. Anderson is about the early days of the oil boom.

There is an epic scene between actors Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano, in which Daniel Day Lewis says: 'I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!'. 

This is a century-old hat-tip to directional oil drilling, as Daniel Day Lewis' character has used slant drilling to drain an oil reservoir under an...

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17 August

Mixed Fortunes for Flows to China

Our friends over at Ursa published a blog post yesterday discussing crude inventories at Kyaukphyu in Myanmar, highlighting the seeming political nature of recent crude flows to the storage hub. 

Crude is delivered to CNPC's Kabala terminal in Myanmar and is stored at Kyaukphyu before being transported by pipeline to the Yunnan refinery in China. 

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Tagged Iran oil exports, US oil exports, China oil imports 1 Comment
16 August

ClipperClips: Chi-Town & China

I was in Chicago yesterday giving a keynote speech at a conference, so I grabbed the opportunity to swing by the TD Ameritrade Network and meet Ben Lichtenstein in person. 

We did a segment covering all manner of things (as per usual) - including China, the US dollar, inventories, OPEC and gasoline. 

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Tagged OPEC crude exports, China oil imports, Iran oil exports, US gasoline exports, US LNG exports 1 Comment
03 August

OPEC takes a new tack with higher exports

After OPEC crude exports hit a record in June, ongoing strength in July seems to affirm a new trend, as opposed to a flash in the pan. 

June's pre-OPEC meeting export ramp-up was pretty spectacular, propelling June's exports over 1.5 million barrels per day higher than May.

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Tagged OPEC crude exports, Iran oil exports, Iraq oil exports 2 Comments

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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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