Riccardo is a geopolitical analyst with a special focus on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Before joining Energy Aspects, Riccardo worked as a MENA senior analyst at political risk consultancy Eurasia Group and as a MENA senior economist at Dun & Bradstreet. He has contributed articles to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Sada journal and provided commentary to various media outlets including Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times.
Riccardo holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Political Science from Roma Tre University. He is fluent in French and Italian, and conversant in Arabic and Portuguese.
This week the key agency forecasts have been published: EIA’s STEO on Tuesday, OPEC’s MOMR yesterday and the IEA’s OMR this morning.Revisions across key agency reports over the course of this week were fairly benign. Demand for 2018 was left mostly unchanged, while 2019 demand growth was revised..
We estimate that OPEC production went up m/m by 0.48 mb/d to 32.96 mb/d in August, higher y/y by just 20 thousand b/d. Nevertheless, compliance with the OPEC/non-OPEC deal was down only marginally, to 112%, from 119% in July, because most of the output gains came from producers (namely Libya and..
Our Europe, Middle East & Africa Quarterly (EMEAQ) provides comprehensive analysis of the EMEA region, examining key topics in depth and providing a detailed guide to regional supply, demand, trade flows and downstream capacity. Each quarter, ‘In Focus’ pieces delve into key issues that will..
We are delighted to present the first issue of Energy Aspects’ new Global arbs and trade flows service. The Global arbs and trade flows service will be available for annual subscription from October 2018. Starting with the October issue, the service will also include data sets.The Global arb..