The Iranian nuclear deal has struck an optimistic tone in the Middle East, Ayyub writes, and officials in the United Arab Emirates are taking the opportunity to increase energy cooperation with Iran. That collaboration threatens to further erode Saudi Arabia's influence over the region's oil.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.
Iran could order an oil spill by possibly wrecking an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in an effort to disrupt key shipping lanes, according to OilPrice.com.
Every presidential election seems to create a foreign bogeyman. But China in 2012 is no more a threat than NAFTA in 1996.
With Hurricane Isaac behind us and winter approaching, we may be in for a break on gas prices, Read writes. But hurricane season isn't over yet, and access to the Strait of Hormuz remains in question. Gas prices could spike again.
As gas prices rise, so too does the average fuel economy, Read writes. The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the US rose to 23.8 mpg in August as gas prices edged up to $3.82.
In an interview, energy economist James Hamilton reveals how demand for oil keeps outstripping production, even with new shale oil supply coming from the United States.