Four of Qatar's neighbors imposed an embargo on the country a year ago, but Qatar has managed to weather the crisis well.
The Gulf nation of Qatar's new energy minister said that his country will leave OPEC effective January of 2019. He said that he had informed OPEC of his decision ahead of his announcement.
As Qatar leaves OPEC, a Troika of Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC members Russia and the US are likely to press ahead with their own interests. So, are the days of OPEC dominance numbered?
The recent Ukraine-Russia flare-up adds potency to US claims its gas is a safer, cheaper bet than Gazprom's. But as the Kremlin adjusts to meet new gas demands, the US gas revolution could be far from plain sailing.
With polluted air and a coal-hungry economy, India is using the UN climate conference to show the world it can continue rapid development without fossil fuels. But the South Asian country still runs on dirty energy.
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