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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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