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Osama Rizvi

Contributor since: 07 Dec 2016

Osama Rizvi

Osama Rizvi is an Economic and Energy Analyst with a special focus on commodities, macroeconomy, geopolitics, and climate change. He has written for various print and digital media outlets across the world such as The Diplomat Magazine and Oilprice. He is a regular panelist at Asharq with Bloomberg, TRT World, and other media news outlets where he talks about energy and the economy. His analysis focus on the bigger picture where he tries to highlight the economic, political, and geopolitical dimensions of certain issues.

Latest articles from Osama

  • Are Deeper Cuts OPEC’s Only Option?

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 16,339 times

    Despite the November, 2016 Vienna crude oil agreement among OPEC and certain non-OPEC (NOPEC) producers and its subsequent May 2017 extension, the global crude oil market…

  • The OPEC Extension Is Already Under Threat

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 20,784 times

    Rising production from both U.S. shale and Libya has been playing havoc with oil prices of-late. The possibility of a strong Summer Driving Season, which…

  • Who Holds The Power In Today’s Oil Market?

    Published 15 April 2017 | viewed 56,516 times

    Amidst the din of analysts speculating about whether oil prices will rise or fall, observers may well be overlooking some pressing questions about the very…

  • 4 Factors Driving Oil Prices This Summer

    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 38,915 times

    Uncertainty is dominating today’s oil markets, with production cuts, ballooning inventories and a rising rig count all adding to oil price volatility. And as the…

  • Deciphering Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 14 March 2017 | viewed 16,810 times

    The EIA reported a crude build of 8.2 million last week, the 9th consecutive weekly inventory rise, with oil prices later plunging 5.3 percent. The…

  • Are Oil Markets Ignoring Demand?

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 44,856 times

    To the surprise of many, the OPEC and NOPEC deal is not only holding but overperforming. The compliance rate stands at 91 percent, with the…

  • Oil Price Tug Of War

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 13,287 times

    Since the Vienna oil deal (30th December) oil prices have been in a game of tug-of-war. On one side is the optimistic viewpoint in the…

  • Post Oil Bust: What Lessons Have Petrostates Learnt?

    Published 30 January 2017 | viewed 10,228 times

    During the past year the economies of oil producing countries have been dealt a fatal blow. Saudi Arabia suffers from various structural challenges to its…

  • The Secrets Behind Russia’s 2016 Oil Success

    Published 09 January 2017 | viewed 25,698 times

    For every one dollar reduction in the price of oil, Russia suffers a staggering two billion dollar loss in its revenue. On top of the…

  • The Five Countries Threatening OPEC Unity

    Published 29 December 2016 | viewed 24,308 times

    As an apparent wave of populism sweeps through the world, Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50, and fears of a trade war between China and…

  • The Overstated Impact Of Trump On Oil

    Published 24 December 2016 | viewed 23,294 times

    With Donald Trump set to enter the White House and OPEC having agreed to production cuts, analysts are focused on how the global oil industry…

  • OPEC: Has The Cheating Already Begun?

    Published 13 December 2016 | viewed 19,216 times

    With the deal now done, we seem to be witnessing history in the making. But remember: history always repeats itself. When two agreements were signed…

  • Stormy Seas Ahead For Oil Markets

    Published 10 December 2016 | viewed 46,015 times

    While the November OPEC deal sent crude sailing above $50, oil markets are expected to face some strong headwinds going forward. The Federal Open Market…

  • How OPEC Has Papered The Oil Market Cracks

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 16,656 times

    The outcome of the Vienna meeting came as a pleasant surprise to oil markets. A deal had been hammered out and, despite the resistance, OPEC…

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