Strait of Hormuz

Tensions in Middle East affecting oil prices

Feb 15, 2012
Oil prices are on the rise today, in part because of news out of Syria. But there are also bigger picture problems to worry about.
Posted In: Oil, middle east, Strait of Hormuz, oil prices

Europe's oil standoff

Jan 23, 2012
As part of the effort to prevent Tehran from developing its nuclear weapons program, the EU unites on imposing sanctions against Iran.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, European Union, military, Strait of Hormuz

Iranian oil: To ban or not to ban?

Jan 5, 2012
The European Union has threatened to embargo oil from Iran. Iran snapped back, saying if that happens, it won't let any oil ships pass through the Strait of Hormuz. How might this affect Europe and the U.S.?
Posted In: Oil, Iran, Strait of Hormuz

Blocking Strait of Hormuz would affect gas prices immediately

Dec 28, 2011
Iran has threatened to block the strait if President Obama signs a bill to impose sanctions to keep it from making nuclear weapons. The impact on oil prices worldwide would be major and immediate.
Posted In: gas, Strait of Hormuz, Iran