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November 2017

A method to the madness: a likely smooth OPEC extension, possible plot twists and packed sardines

November 07, 2017 (27:26)

With the producer group meeting on November 30, this month's S&P Global Platts OPEC Outlook podcast takes you behind the scenes for an insider view of how journalists and analysts spend OPEC week.

October 2017

Double, double oil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble

October 09, 2017 (18:52)

Herman Wang looks at the geopolitical frights involving OPEC members that could spook the oil market this month; and at Platts APPEC, oil producers from OPEC were putting their best foot forward before an audience of oil-thirsty refiners and traders.

September 2017

Potential impact of Harvey fallout on OPEC output deal; outlook for Libya's oil sector

September 07, 2017 (22:59)

Will the fallout from Harvey deal a blow to OPEC’s attempt to rebalance the market; and how well is Libya's oil sector recovering from its civil war?

August 2017

Winter is coming, so is this summer OPEC's last and best chance to rebalance the oil market?

August 04, 2017 (21:33)

Has the oil market finally turned a corner, as summer driving season heats up and US inventories fall? Or will the coming months be yet another false dawn for OPEC, like getting attached to a Game of Thrones character who surely is doomed?

July 2017

Libya and Nigeria exempt from OPEC cuts, but not from speculation over their futures

July 17, 2017 (21:19)

How will OPEC and its 10 non-OPEC partners in their production cut agreement handle the resurgence of Libya and Nigeria? And what's the outlook for OPEC founding member Venezuela?

June 2017

OPEC's song and dance fails to score a hit with the oil market

June 12, 2017 (22:29)

Herman Wang catches up with analyst Yasser Elguindi on the recent OPEC meeting's results and their impact on the global oil balances and Ben Van Heuvelen, editor in chief of the Iraq Oil Report.

May 2017

What can the oil market expect at the OPEC meeting in Vienna?

May 16, 2017 (20:35)

In the inaugural episode of our OPEC Outlook podcast, we discuss what to watch for when oil producer group's ministers meet on May 25 with their non-OPEC counterparts to review their oil production cut agreement.

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