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06 May

The Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring Report



Dan Graeber

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.

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Tagged Venezuela sanctions, geopolitics, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
30 April

Turkey Looks Beyond Iranian Barrels



Noam Raydan

Back in 2014, amid sanctions on Iran, Turkey was importing around 100,000 barrels per day of Iranian oil. Imports doubled to over 200,000 bpd in 2017, before the re-imposition of sanctions by the United States late last year. 

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Tagged Russia, Iran, Iran oil exports, Russia oil exports, Iran sanctions, Turkey Leave a comment
29 April

The Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring Report



Dan Graeber

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.

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Tagged Venezuela sanctions, geopolitics, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
22 April

The Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring Report



Dan Graeber

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.

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Tagged Libya, Libya oil exports, Libya crude exports, geopolitics, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
08 April

The Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring Report



Dan Graeber

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.

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Tagged Venezuela sanctions, geopolitics, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions 1 Comment
25 March

The Geopolitical Energy and Risk Monitoring Report



Dan Graeber

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

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Tagged Venezuela sanctions, geopolitics, venezuela crude exports, geopolitical tension, Iran crude exports, Iran sanctions 1 Comment
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
20 February

ClipperClip: Heavy Heavy



Matt Smith

This morning's appearance on CNBC Squawk Box discussed the abundance of light crude amid a lack of heavy barrels ahead of IMO 2020. We also discussed signs of weaker oil demand from China and Germany, while Russia product exports ramp up. 

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Tagged OPEC, China product exports, US shale, US heavy crude imports, Venezuela sanctions, Iran sanctions, IMO 2020, light sweet crude 4 Comments
12 December

ClipperClip: Running the Gamut



Matt Smith

We ran the gamut on the set of CNBC Squawk Box this morning, with Becky Quick again asking a bunch of really good questions as we covered everything from US inventories to OPEC, from US hedging to what could lie in store in 2019. 

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Tagged OPEC, nopec, us oil production, Iran sanctions, saudi arabia production Leave a comment
10 December

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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

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Tagged Saudi Arabia, geopolitics, China tariffs, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions, opec meeting Leave a comment
26 November

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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: RED

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Tagged Saudi Arabia oil production, OPEC oil production, oil prices, Iran sanctions, opec meeting Leave a comment
05 November

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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 Russia oil production, Iran, OPEC supply growth, geopolitics, geopolitical tension, Iran crude exports, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
29 October

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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 OPEC oil demand growth, geopolitics, saudi arabia crude exports, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions 1 Comment
15 October

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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 crude oil exports, US imports of Saudi crude, OPEC crude exports, geopolitics, saudi arabia crude exports, geopolitical tension, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
08 October

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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 Asia demand, crude oil exports, oil prices, geopolitics, us dollar, geopolitical tension, Iran crude exports, Iran sanctions Leave a comment
01 October

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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

The GERM Report



Dan Graeber

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 OPEC crude exports, geopolitics, Russia crude exports, us natural gas exports, geopolitical tension, Iran crude exports, Iran sanctions 1 Comment
27 July

ClipperClip: Covering all bases



Matt Smith

I really look forward to talking to Ben Lichtenstein or Kevin Hincks on the TD Ameritrade Network; they come at things from a trading perspective, and always have their finger on the pulse. We covered all bases in this latest interview - from trade wars to Iranian tensions to Saudi's tactics to Brent's contango and gasoline.

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Tagged Saudi oil exports, Iran sanctions, Strait of Hormuz, contango, rbob Leave a comment
24 July

ClipperClip: Hormuz closure unlikely



Matt Smith

Last night's appearance on CNBC Asia addressed certain presidential tweets relating to the oil market. While the U.S. threatens to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero, Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz -  neither scenario seems likely. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the interview.  

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02 July

Water Problems Stoke Unrest in Iran



Matt Smith

Today's blog is a guest post by Noam Raydan, Geopolitical Analyst at ClipperData, who assesses current escalating tension in Iran amid water concerns in the oil-rich southern region of the country. 

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Tagged Iran oil production, Iran sanctions 1 Comment

About the Authors

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.

Matt Smith

DAN GRAEBER


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

Dan Graeber

AMIR RICHANI


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

Amir Richani

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


Ken Smithmier is our Director of Research for Agricultural Markets. Follow along as Ken gets granular about grains.

Ken Smithmier


JOSH LOWELL


Josh Lowell is an energy analyst at ClipperData. He specializes in marine fuels, and is known for talking about IMO2020 in his sleep.

Josh Lowell


RON COIFMAN


Ron Coifman Ron is a petrochemicals markets editor at ClipperData. He has over four decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with a particularly encyclopedic knowledge of Latin America markets.

Ron Coifman


KALEEM ASGHAR


Kaleem Asghar Kaleem is ClipperData's Director of LNG analytics, and our main man when it comes to all things natural gas related..

Kaleem Asghar

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