Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

The Situation Room: Difficulties in International Negotiations

by | published October 21st, 2019

Welcome back to The Situation Room, Oil & Energy Investor readers.

After another week filled with travel to familiar destinations, I find myself in a similar situation though I’ll be trading in New York for London.

As I prepare for the coming week on the move, there are several geopolitical matters that require my attention.

So let’s get to this week’s focus points…

The Delay in the Aramco IPO Is Hardly Surprising

by | published October 18th, 2019

As I noted in the last edition of Oil & Energy Investor, my next stop involved meetings with large U.S. private energy investors.

Well, it is early on Friday morning and I am putting this together before a final breakfast meeting following a long session that began last evening and lasted into the small hours. This time we are assembling at the Millennium Hilton in New York City close by the United Nations General Assembly Building.

This place brings back memories from my intelligence days, before the hotel was acquired by Hilton.

Then, I used it as a base for all manner of operations related to UN activities across the street. One of its main attractions is an impressive glass lobby that makes it difficult to determine dimensions. But it is reassuring in one way: if you’re being followed, they can’t just become invisible by sitting in the lobby behind a newspaper!

Lobby, Millennium Hilton, One UN Plaza, New York
Photo: Hilton International

These days, tails are not usually something I have to worry about; if folks want to know where I am and what I am up to, they can simply read Oil & Energy Investor online.

Now, as it turns out, for the most part I was correct in my assessment in the last Oil & Energy Investor column.

The directions of conversation and prioritizing of new investment trends in U.S. energy had already been known before we assembled by the East River