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Cyril Widdershoven
Cyril Widdershoven

Cyril Widdershoven is a Middle East defense energy analyst and the Director at Verocy B.V., a consultancy based in the Netherlands, and Global Head Strategy & Risk of Berry Commodities Fund.

Putin’s chess game confronted by SWIFT blockade

After weeks of threatening to bar Russia from access to the international financial system of SWIFT, Western governments have concluded that Putin’s war in Ukraine needs severe repercussions. Western...

Oil markets will see Bulls ruling longer, while Bears hopes shatter

Global oil markets are still trying to reassess their options, as fundamentals and geopolitical issues have become a poisonous mix. Even with possible developments related to the Iran JCPOA...

Aramco results show troubling times until end of 2021 for national oil companies

The world’s largest oil and gas company Saudi Aramco released its third quarter results Tuesday, painting a bleak picture for the world’s national oil companies.Even the Saudi Arabian giant, the...

Oil and OPEC: Step aside Seven Sisters, it’s time for the Seven Brothers

OPEC producers stand at the precipice of unprecedented opportunity while international oil companies stagger from the fallout of COVID-19.The current discussion in energy markets, exaggerated by...

The US created a deathtrap for its own oil industry in Cushing, Oklahoma

The onslaught of frenzied selling of US crude oil this week, which seems to be continuing even after the expiry of the May futures contract, will reshape global oil markets but also the future of the...

OPEC should follow the Art of War: ‘Wait and do nothing’

Riyadh was right to call the bluff of US President Donald Trump by calling a meeting of all oil producers as coronavirus lays waste to the global market.Latest reports indicate that the virtual...

Forget US shale, Russia will be the main victim of the OPEC+ spat

Analysis of the ongoing Saudi-Russian price and market share battle is predominantly looking at Saudi Arabia, indicating that the current stand-off will be very negative for the Kingdom. Assessments...

Libya’s Haftar moving towards a military victory as Europe pushes for peace

General Khalifa Haftar and the Libya National Army (LNA) is edging ever closer to a military victory in the civil war even as world powers push the warring parties towards peace. Haftar, the...