Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran

A CFR Energy Brief

January 24, 2012

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Overview

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.

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