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Oil and Violence in Nigeria
Nov 29, 2003

Oil and Violence in Nigeria

A week ago, oil giant Chevron-Texaco's Nigerian unit decided to keep its production of 23,000 barrels a day shut till its oil facilities attacked and damaged by members of the Ijaw tribe are found to be in order. Disruption of oil operations, hostage taking, inter-ethnic clashes are not new for Nigeria¿s oil-rich Niger Delta.

Oil geopolitics: Revisiting petrodollar recycling
Apr 03, 2023

Oil geopolitics: Revisiting petrodollar recycling

The changes in geopolitical alignments between oil-producing and consuming nations are likely to have a significant impact on petrodollar recycling in

Oil prices will keep rising: Dr. A.F. Alhajji
Jul 26, 2005

Oil prices will keep rising: Dr. A.F. Alhajji

There will be no respite from rising international oil prices, according to internationally renowned oil expert Dr. A.F. Alhajji. Delivering a lecture at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, on July 26, 2005,

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform
May 25, 2018

Oil shock: Entry point for deepening reform

The oil shock poses two risks for India. First, the fear that it will increase the current account deficit. Second, it poses a conundrum of navigating conflicting objectives — preserve the market-based retail oil price mechanism whilst graduating the price shock for consumers and containing inflation.

Oil Supply Routes in the Asia Pacific: China’s Strategic Calculations
Jul 23, 2023

Oil Supply Routes in the Asia Pacific: China’s Strategic Calculations

This Paper examines the existing critiques of China's oil supply diversification strategies in the Asia Pacific. It deconstructs the growing energy relationship between China and the Middle East that has made the security of the Hormuz Strait and the Malacca Strait vital to China's energy security. It also analyses specific geographic and strategic chokepoints in China's oil supply route and concludes that supply diversification motivations are d

Oil trade helps fuel peace engagements
Jul 26, 2012

Oil trade helps fuel peace engagements

Though India and Pakistan have been working on improving bilateral trade, the recent meeting of Experts' Group on Trade in Petroleum and Petrochemical Products come in the wake of the ongoing energy crisis in Pakistan.

Oil, Disinvestment & Reforms
Dec 29, 2003

Oil, Disinvestment & Reforms

Though the imbroglio over the strategic sale of BPCL/HPCL is far from over, the mandarins within the government have come up with yet another proposal to meet the year's disinvestment targets. A booming stock market has inspired the bureaucrats

Oil, Ethnicity, and Insurgency in Nigeria
Jun 29, 2011

Oil, Ethnicity, and Insurgency in Nigeria

In mid-June, the oil giant Shell was forced to declare force majeure in its Nigeria unit excusing it from liability and contractual obligations due to sabotage by local militias on its oil pipelines.

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia
Feb 22, 2023

Oil-for-loans: Chinese energy investments in Russia

The Sino-Russian bilateral signifies China’s urgency for resilient global energy supply chains to meet its increasing energy needs through its oil-f

70 Policies — Oil and Natural Gas Division, 1955
Aug 03, 2018

70 Policies — Oil and Natural Gas Division, 1955

Intermingled with ONGC’s corporate structure was India’s strategic goal of energy security, the route to which was through global acquisitions.

A crude end to India’s Russian oil fest?
Mar 29, 2023

A crude end to India’s Russian oil fest?

The availability of crude oil at extremely cheap rates may soon become a thing of the past

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world
Dec 12, 2023

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world

A second Trump presidency could mean many things for the world, but it would most certainly be worse for the US and the world than his first term.

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too
Jan 14, 2019

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too

The operational success of the security forces is commendable, but their real test would be against the hard-core and well-trained JeM and LeT terrori

Andhra turmoil: Only Telangana creation can help
Jul 16, 2011

Andhra turmoil: Only Telangana creation can help

The Andhra crisis illustrates the inability of the UPA government to arrive at a decision in respect of the Telangana problem. This attitude of drift has been noticed for well over 50 years. And the Centre has shown little understanding while handling with socio-political issues of Telugu speaking districts of the erstwhile Madras Presidency.

Awaiting the 'Andhra turmoil'
Dec 30, 2010

Awaiting the 'Andhra turmoil'

When the rest of the nation is looking up to a brighter day in the New Year, Andhra Pradesh, faced with the revived Telangana issue, may be knotting itself in very many complicated ways, and the unknotting could become even more complicated with each such unknotting.

Baluchistan on the boil
Jan 04, 2006

Baluchistan on the boil

Pakistan¿s largest province, Baluchistan, is again on the boil. Two rocket firing incidents took place in early December, 2005. The first incident involved firing on a helicopter carrying the Inspector-General of the Frontier Corps. In the second, a rocket was fired at a public meeting addressed by Gen Pervez Musharraf at Kohlu. These incidents appear to have provided an immediate provocation to launch an operation by the Pakistan Army and the F

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India
Aug 30, 2003

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India

After years of conceiving the idea of Strategic Oil Reserve, the Indian government seems to be moving in the right direction in a resolute manner. Recent statements by both the Prime Minister and the Petroleum Minister about building strategic storage facilities to gear up the country to meet oil emergencies

Can US Lead While Europe Scrambles for Oil
Mar 14, 2011

Can US Lead While Europe Scrambles for Oil

Can good sense prevail in Washington once again? Military action in Libya will generate anti Americanism, which will swell the ranks of Al Qaeda and cause the "Arab Youth" bulge to find a frightening outlet.

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges
Mar 25, 2022

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges

The western sanctions imposed on Russia has affected the oil imports made by India and has therefore adversely impacted the economy.

China’s oil gambit in Taliban’s Afghanistan
Jan 12, 2023

China’s oil gambit in Taliban’s Afghanistan

The oil deal could be a fundamental test for the future of Afghanistan-China cooperation

Clear picture of negative crude oil price
Apr 28, 2020

Clear picture of negative crude oil price

Even today, renewable energy sources definitely cannot replace fossil fuel that is getting scarce over time. Given this theoretical underpinning, why do we have a negative price for crude oil?

Conspiring on Afghan soil? Sino-Pak collusion in Kabul
Jan 22, 2021

Conspiring on Afghan soil? Sino-Pak collusion in Kabul

Beijing’s growing interest in co-conspiring with Pakistan on Afghan soil adds to the growing tensions in the subcontinent, heightening concern over

Crude oil shall remain below US$100 despite OPEC+ production cut
Oct 17, 2023

Crude oil shall remain below US$100 despite OPEC+ production cut

Crude oil prices are likely to head under US$ 90 per barrel, rather than exceed US$ 100 per barrel, notwithstanding daily fluctuations

Did India need to stop buying oil from Iran?
Feb 27, 2023

Did India need to stop buying oil from Iran?

Reflecting the current geopolitical realities, India’s position on Iran’s oil import vastly differs from its position on Russia

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?
Jan 21, 2015

Fall in crude oil prices: How long will the boon last for Modi?

Oil is critical to India as it imports almost two thirds of its need, constituting 37% of its total imports. A $1 drop in oil prices could approximately save 40 billion rupees. The drop in oil prices currently looks like a blessing for India, but there could be some downslides too in the long run.

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?
Mar 16, 2024

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?

Trends in consumption growth in the last two decades suggest that IEA’s expectation of a decline in demand for petrol in India on account of growth

From turmoil to clarity: International relations in the new decade
Jan 04, 2021

From turmoil to clarity: International relations in the new decade

Indian foreign policy will have to respond to the meta-trends by crafting an approach that is more than just the sum of its bilateral and multilateral

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?
Sep 11, 2021

If data is the new oil, is Hydrogen the new gas?

The potential path India can follow to become a leader in clean energy production

India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue
May 17, 2012

India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue

While India is preparing to give up one of the blocks it has been drilling in, it has no intention of abandoning its search for oil and natural gas in the South China Sea.

India's strategy for oil and gas sector development
May 23, 2012

India's strategy for oil and gas sector development

With the objective of discussing India's strategy for oil and gas sector development, ORF, the International Energy Agency and the Korea Energy Economics organised a roundtable on "An Overview on India's Oil and Gas Upstream Sectors and Its Overseas Investment".

India's Tango With The West Over Russian Oil
May 20, 2023

India's Tango With The West Over Russian Oil

India will be there at the G-7 to remind the West once again that it is playing an important role in the global oil market.

India-Nepal oil pipeline to enhance regional connectivity
Oct 01, 2015

India-Nepal oil pipeline to enhance regional connectivity

The 41 km India-Nepal pipeline, designed to supply cost-effective and environment-friendly petroleum products to the landlocked the nation, is the first trans-national pipeline in the SAARC region. This initiative represents a win-win outcome for both the countries which will also enhance regional connectivity and economic development across the region.

India-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral
Sep 11, 2023

India-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral

The policy-oriented approach that the partners have adhered to in furthering their cooperation in the energy sector is a testament to the strength and

India-Russia relations: Seeking to overcome the ‘oil fever’
Mar 11, 2024

India-Russia relations: Seeking to overcome the ‘oil fever’

India-Russia relations need a paradigm shift in the relationship from a “seller-buyer” format to a more strategic foundation

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied