Other Report

PrintPrint CiteCite
Style: MLAAPAChicago Close


Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran

A CFR Energy Brief

Author: Robert McNally, Founder and President, Rapidan Group

Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran - managing-oil-market-disruption-in-a-confrontation-with-iran

Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press

Release Date January 2012

8 pages


Confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program has prompted worries that escalation could lead to massive oil market disruptions. In this Energy Brief, Robert McNally outlines several scenarios wherein rising tensions could affect the price of oil and identifies and assesses options for policymakers to respond in each case.

More About This Publication

Robert McNally is the founder and president of the Rapidan Group, a consulting group specializing in energy markets and policymaking. He has previously served as an oil market analyst with Energy Security Analysis, a market and policy analyst for Tudor Investment Corporation, special assistant to the president on the National Economic Council, and senior director for international energy on the National Security Council. He earned a BA/BS in international relations and political science from American University and an MA in international economics and American foreign policy from Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

More on This Topic


Saudi Arabia: A Look Ahead

Speakers: Helima Croft, F. Gregory Gause III, and Sarah Leah Whitson
Presider: Ethan Bronner

Experts discuss Saudi Arabia’s leadership transition and what it means for policymaking, oil prices, and human rights.


Iran Won't Close the Strait of Hormuz

Authors: Captain Bradley S. Russell, USN and Max Boot
Wall Street Journal

Captain Bradley S. Russell, USN and Max Boot argue that Iran must realize that by initiating direct hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz, it...


World Energy Outlook 2011 (Audio)

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Edward L. Morse

Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, discusses U.S., European, and Chinese oil imports, as well as the consistent...