Geopolitics and oil are near inseparable. The market for black gold and trading patterns have long fascinated me since my first attempt at commodities reporting with a story on Cairn Energy in 2004 for a weekly newspaper. Several articles, exchanges with traders and analysts, books on the subject and OPEC summits later, I have arrived at a juncture where I feel I ought to pen my thoughts on the subject minus the constraints of third party editorial rules. The oil world, its players, supply and demand permutations, politics and the stuff itself will be the subjects of this blog as I see them in the weeks, months and years to come. I hope to get the ball rolling in earnest from Jan 2010. I have thought long and hard about writing a blog on oil and hope to do justice to it.