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Gregory Brew

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Gregory Brew

Dr. Gregory Brew is a researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. He is a fellow at the Metropolitan Society for International Affairs, and his work has appeared in The Conversation, the Houston Chronicle, Mediterranean Quarterly, Iranian Studies, E-International Relations and Modern Diplomacy. Follow him at @gbrew24

Latest articles from Gregory

  • Could The Battery Boom Lead To A Lithium Shortage?

    Published 22 August 2017 | viewed 18,548 times

    The battery boom shows no signs of slowing down, as demand for lithium-based electric batteries continues to grow worldwide. With forecasts indicating a significant rise…

  • Why Tesla Is Interested In Offshore Wind

    Published 20 August 2017 | viewed 26,540 times

    Interest in offshore wind power is growing, and major energy companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of a possible boom in coastal renewable energy.…

  • Is Gulf Of Mexico Oil Output About To Peak?

    Published 16 August 2017 | viewed 13,779 times

    Amid strong indicators that U.S. shale production will reach new heights by the end of 2017, efforts to promote further exploration and production in the…

  • Is OPEC Counting Too Much On Venezuela Sanctions?

    Published 13 August 2017 | viewed 11,625 times

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released its monthly oil market report on Thursday, and the news was enough to send WTI below $50…

  • Natural Gas Prices Poised To Rise As Exports Boom

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 27,532 times

    New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has brought some good news for advocates of U.S. natural gas production. In three of the first…

  • The Secret Behind Better Oil Major Earnings

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 10,294 times

    After several years of austerity and belt-tightening, the major international oil companies posted substantial profits in Q2 of 2017. The five largest private oil companies…

  • Sanctions On Venezuela Could Push Oil Into The Mid-$50s

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 21,406 times

    In response to Venezuela’s controversial vote on Sunday, a move which could dramatically increase the power of President Nicolas Maduro and grant his government the…

  • Britain To Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles By 2040

    Published 26 July 2017 | viewed 14,962 times

    Great Britain will ban all new diesel and gasoline-powered automobiles after 2040, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In an announcement Wednesday morning, Gove confirmed…

  • Saudis To Take ‘Significant’ Measures To Bolster Oil Prices

    Published 24 July 2017 | viewed 39,905 times

    At the meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers in St. Petersburg on Monday, Saudi Arabia announced its intention to take further action to bolster flagging…

  • Could The Gulf Dispute Actually Help Iran?

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 7,202 times

    The on-going diplomatic feud in the Persian Gulf pitting Qatar against a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia has already disrupted regional affairs…

  • Is This A Sign That The OPEC Deal Is Doomed?

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 9,700 times

    Late on Monday the oil world was shocked to learn that Ecuador planned on exceeding its OPEC production quota, publicly breaking from the supply cuts…

  • Iran Looks To Close More Deals But Oil Majors Are Cautious

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 5,991 times

    Iran is on track to reach a major national milestone this year, if the nation’s oil spokesmen are to be believed. On Wednesday deputy oil…

  • Falling Costs Push Renewable Investment Ahead Of Fossil Fuels

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 9,809 times

    According to the IEA’s World Energy Investment report, investment in electricity finally surpassed investment in oil and gas in 2016, for the first time in…

  • Are Supermajors Spooked By Peak Oil Demand?

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 24,728 times

    Will the world’s appetite for crude oil ever be sated? For decades, it was widely presumed that demand for petroleum would grow steadily in line…

  • Does This Oil Price Rally Have Legs?

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 22,322 times

    After a couple of miserable weeks, oil traders were finally offered some good news this week as prices started ticking back up, futures improved and…

  • What To Expect From Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Speech

    Published 29 June 2017 | viewed 13,025 times

    This week is “Energy Week,” when the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump emphasizes its policy towards oil and gas, particularly its general goal of…

  • Russia’s Pipeline Play Has Eastern Europe On Edge

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 13,720 times

    Russia has been a major energy supplier to the European market for decades, and is looking to expand its dominance with a new pipeline that…

  • Why Is Saudi Arabia Desperate For Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 51,825 times

    As OPEC’s most significant member and one of the largest crude oil producers in the world, Saudi Arabia typically exerts considerable power over global energy…

  • Who Controls The Oil As Kurdish Independence Looms?

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 11,785 times

    Kurdistan, the autonomous region of northern Iraq that is rich in oil resources and has proven an effective force against the spread of the Islamic…

  • OPEC Members Pursue Own Agenda As Glut Persists

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 23,782 times

    Amid reports of inventory increases, further surges in future non-OPEC supply and prices lying stagnant in the $40s, it’s becoming clear that the OPEC deal…

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