Iran's painful economic reality

Jan 6, 2020
A George Washington University professor emeritus explains the consequences of 40 years of sanctions.
Young girls in Tehran walk in front of a mural showing the Iranian flag in April.
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Cost of shipping oil rises as tankers face more attack risk

Oct 11, 2019
A string of recent oil tanker attacks is leading the industry to take extra precautions and raise shipping and insurance rates.
Fire and smoke billow from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman in June 2019.
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IEA releases new oil market numbers amid demand concerns

Oct 11, 2019
Demand for oil is growing, but barely; it's at the lowest rate in a decade.
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Oil infrastructure limits ability of U.S. to quickly ramp up exports

Sep 16, 2019
Problems like shallow shipping channels are one reason the U.S., despite being the world's biggest oil producer, is not its biggest exporter.
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What if the U.S. stopped protecting the Strait of Hormuz?

Jun 24, 2019
It wouldn't change much at the pump — at least here at home.
An oil tanker is protected by the U.S. guided missile frigate USS Gallery in the Strait of Hormuz in 1988. In a tweet Monday, President Donald Trump questioned the United States' decadeslong protection of the strait.
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Central Texas sand mines shift west, taking jobs with them

May 13, 2019
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
BRADY, TX. January 28, 2019. The Momentive Sand Plant outside of Brady.
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Russia plays oil diplomacy card in Middle East

May 10, 2019
Russia has leveraged its oil and gas market power to enhance its influence in the Middle East, just as the U.S. is pulling back from the region.
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