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03 May

Venezuela: between political crisis and oil flows

Amir Richani

Venezuela’s political and economic crises continue to deteriorate, all while PdVSA tries to maintain steady oil flows.

On Tuesday, opposition leader Juan Guaido, accompanied by several members of the Venezuelan armed forces, called for military support to oust Nicolas Maduro.

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15 March

US Gulf Refiners Work to Mind the Venezuelan Gap

Amir Richani

A month and a half has passed since US sanctions restricted exports of Venezuelan crude to US refiners. Although the South American country is the biggest loser, refineries on the US Gulf Coast are also being significantly impacted.   

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28 February

Changing Trends in Venezuelan Flows

Amir Richani

As the US closes its doors to Venezuelan crude, we see more cargoes heading to Asia, with India as the primary destination amid talk of PdVSA seeking to barter for its oil

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Tagged Venezuela, Venezuela oil exports, pdvsa, Venezuela sanctions 1 Comment
05 July

Oil with post-holiday hangover

Matt Smith

As the oil market returns to full strength after the Independence Day break, crude prices are charging lower, egged on by a strengthening dollar (well, weakness elsewhere - pound, I'm looking at you). As economic concerns rise again, crude is looking downbeat. Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today.

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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.

Matt Smith


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

Amir Richani


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

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

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

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