Richard Mallinson

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Richard leads analysis of geopolitics, international affairs and energy policy. The Middle East and North Africa region is his primary focus. Richard is a senior policy professional with more than six years experience working with central government functions in both the UK and Australasia. He has a deep understanding and track record of impact in all aspects of policy-making. He has written articles for a range of publications including MEES and the Oxford Energy Forum and regularly comments on geopolitical events affecting the energy markets. Richard holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Recent publications

  • | Fundamentals July 2017

    Fundamentals is our monthly review of global oil data, this is the July 2017 edition. While the market’s focus remains on crude, it is products that continue to go from strength to strength. East of Suez, product markets have eased somewhat as refineries finally return from extended works, but unde..

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  • | Bonfire of the vanities

    The market’s focus is back on OPEC and the JMMC meeting in Russia today. While some may be disappointed that cuts were not deepened, OPEC members have maintained that they would like to see how the summer draws pan out first. Saudi Arabia’s promises to limit crude exports to 6.6 mb/d from August, if..

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  • | MENA – Jun 2017

    MENA imports of LNG rose sharply m/m to 2.11 Mt, higher y/y by 0.37 Mt. This is the strongest y/y growth so far in 2017 and comes after a large y/y decline in May, but it is on a modest base from June 2016 when UAE imports were limited. The region will struggle to maintain the y/y growth through Q3 ..

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  • | Key agency forecasts

    This week the key agency forecasts have been published. The EIA STEO was published on Tuesday, OPEC published MOMR yesterday and the IEA published OMR this morning. The key agency reports for July pegged demand growth estimates for 2017 at broadly similar levels to our own of 1.5 mb/d, with the E..

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  • | OPEC oil data – Jun 2017

    We estimate OPEC production rose m/m by 0.40 mb/d to 32.69 mb/d in June, the highest level this year. Our estimates now include Equatorial Guinea (0.16 mb/d), which joined OPEC with immediate effect on 25 May. At the same meeting, the group agreed to extend the November 2016 production deal by nine ..

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