Oil, Gas & Geopolitics: The Shape Of Things To Come In 2017

Tim Haïdar

The 16th year of the 21st century was an eventful one.  

Britain voted to leave the European Union, a reality TV star became president of the world’s only superpower, a military coup was foiled in Turkey, Columbia negotiated an end to the longest guerrilla insurgency in modern times and international terrorists began to start using modes of transport as weapons.

In the oil and gas world, the price crash of the past two years has seemingly come to an end but the industry is far from buoyant. The link between geopolitical activity and commodity price momentum means that the energy sector is always at the mercy of the slings and arrows of diplomatic fortune.

In this analysis, we look at eight possibilities that we thing might become realities as 2017 continues to unfold. Whether they will become the germinated seeds of Herodotic misery only the Gods can decide…