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Monitor: ISIS Captures Last Syrian Oil Field Under Regime Control

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.07.2015 | World

AMMAN, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized the last major oilfield under Syrian government control during battles over a vast centra...

It's Still Oil, Stupid

Carl Pope | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Forty years ago in October the first oil embargo taught the U.S. a lesson -- an economy dependent on a single fuel, oil, for its entire transportation system -- is fatally flawed. Yet this is a lesson we seem resolutely determined to forget.

In Eastern Syria, Local Tribes Are The New Kings Of Crude

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, May 10 (Reuters) - In Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zor, a network of tribes and smugglers has exploit...

Syria's Opposition Hopes To Win The War By Selling Oil

Time | Vivienne Walt | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

Given the many resolutions on Syria that have hit a brick wall at the U.N. Security Council, and the endless wrangling among Western leaders over how ...

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Town In Oil Province

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

AMMAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Rebels seized a town in an eastern oil-producing province of Syria on Thursday after three days of heavy fighting in which...

Syrian Rebels Extend Control In Key Region

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - As President Bashar al-Assad has concentrated his forces on wresting back control of ...

Mark Gongloff

What's Roiling The Oil Market Now? | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

Another falling dictator might soon make a splash in the oil market. The latest domino set to drop in the Middle East appears to be Bashar Assad of...