Charles Hollis


Saudi, Russia rift widens


US President Donald Trump’s call for a 10 million barrel per day – or even 15mn bpd – cut drove up oil prices last week but weak demand continues to run the show, with little respite expected from talks due to take place this week.


In today’s volatile world, good intelligence has never been more important


In September, a swarm of drones and missiles crashed into the oil-processing facilities of Abqaiq and Khurais - the heart of the Saudi oil industry. It was the most devastating attack in the industry’s history, and the latest spasm of violence in a region that has witnessed a series of attacks on oil tankers and pipelines over the summer months.