Qatar has announced it's leaving the world's most important group of oil-producing nations after almost six decades. The country says it wants to focus more on exporting liquefied natural gas. But some analysts believe the move is political.
The Gulf states are preparing for a economic future independent of oil. The black gold once turned Bedouins into global players, but the market for oil and gas is changing as renewable energies become increasingly viable
Several international players, including Turkey, are involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya. Ankara supports the internationally recognized Libyan unity government. What are the interests at play here?
The Russian economy is crawling along at a low rate of growth, with oil prices insufficient to boost state revenues. But, an oil price rise raises the prospect of Moscow delving into its oil funds to boost growth.
The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests.
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