Middle East Oil & Gas Key Analysis

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Gas Supply To Remain Stable

Despite Noble's decision to downgrade its targets for Israeli gas sales due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, we do not anticipate a prolonged threat to gas supplies.

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Tight Gas To Displace Shale

Aramco's strategic shift away from shale gas and towards tight gas will offer a more economically viable route to unconventional resource development. However, given various technological and...

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Onshore Gas Stagnates As Shell Divests

Shell's exit from the Kidan gas development JV highlights the effects of unattractive state-set gas prices on Saudi's gas sector. In the absence of adequate pricing reform, we predict slow progress...

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No Immediate Threat To Oil Supply

We see no immediate threat to Iraqi oil supplies from attacks by the Islamist militant group ISIS, and we maintain our Brent forecast of USD108/bbl for 2014. We do not expect major gains for ISIS in...

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Oil Break Out: All Eyes On Iraq

We anticipate additional gains for Brent crude prices in the coming weeks. The advance of ISIS across major Iraqi cities is pushing Brent prices higher as the geopolitical risk premium is getting...

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