Author Archives: Dr Carole Nakhle

Oil market outlook: Expectations and realities

Oil markets remain impressively stable despite enormous uncertainty around how the Covid-19 pandemic will develop and how fast the global […] Read More

Oil and Gas Fiscal Policies: The Impact of Oil Price, Investment, And Production Trend

In this installment, Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, and Dr Theophilus Acheampong, Senior Consultant at Crystol Energy, analyze whether […] Read More

Oil market outlook: sailing in the dark

Having stalled through June and July, the recovery of the global oil market seemed to reboot in August. The OPEC+ producer alliance stuck to […] Read More

Nigeria’s oil policy at a crossroads

Nigeria has long been battling structural problems, particularly in its economy and oil sector. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic […] Read More

Oil market outlook: A quandary for OPEC+

Oil markets seem almost frozen, with prices hovering around $40 per barrel (bbl) in June and July after initially recovering […] Read More

Eastern Mediterranean gas outlook gets murkier

When the first gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean were made more than a decade ago, many commentators expected the […] Read More

Oil market outlook: A cautious global recovery

Most experts believe the worst is over for oil markets. Prices have gone up from the record lows reached in […] Read More

Clean Energy and Fossil Fuels in the Middle East: A Virtuous Cycle?

The coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed several issues that pre-crisis were top priorities for many governments and organizations around the world. […] Read More

The global oil market’s new, strange alliance

Measures aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 have caused acute economic pain among major oil-producing countries, as the collapse […] Read More

OECD Guiding Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts

Drastic changes in oil prices, like the one we are witnessing today, typically push many host governments to renegotiate contracts […] Read More