Oil and Energy

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Israel is set to become a major exporter of gas, if all goes to plan. The giant Leviathan natural gas field, in the eastern Mediterranean, discovered in December 2010, is widely described as “off the coast of Israel.”

Mali, Al Qaeda, and the US Neo-Colonial Agenda

Mali at first glance seems a most unlikely place for the NATO powers, led by a neo-colonialist French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande (and quietly backed to the hilt by the Obama Administration), to launch what is being called by some a new Thirty Years’ War Against Terrorism.

The New Mediterranean Oil and Gas Bonanza

The entire eastern Mediterranean is swimming in huge untapped oil and gas reserves. What are the geopolitical and military implications?

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The “Great Game” being played right now by the world powers largely boils down to the United States and Russia fighting for control over Eurasian oil and gas resources

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Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas and Natural Gas: Obama Supports Massive Expansion of Hydraulic Fracturing By Jack A. Smith, July 26, 2014
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Company In Which US Vice President Joe Biden’s Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine By Tyler Durden, July 26, 2014
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“Gas Pipeline Diplomacy”: How Ukraine Opened the Door to A New U.S.- Russia Energy War By Sylvia Todorova, July 25, 2014
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Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf of Mexico Acres for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling By Steve Horn, July 24, 2014
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields
Is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Really About Natural Gas? By Tascha Shahriari-Parsa, July 24, 2014
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Canada’s Tar Sands and the National Economy By Michal Rozworski, July 20, 2014
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In the Wake of Fukushima: Stigmatized Nuclear Workers Quit TEPCO By Yuri Kageyama, July 16, 2014
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The European Union in Crisis. The Geopolitics of Russia-EU Pipeline Corridors By Tony Cartalucci, July 14, 2014
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Oil and Gas Pipelines: Pushing Ukraine to the Brink By Mike Whitney, July 10, 2014
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War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 10, 2014
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Activists Blockade Chevron Fracking Site in Eastern Romania By Tierney Smith, July 08, 2014
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In the Wake of Fukushima: What Role for Nuclear Power in Japan? By Christopher Hobson, July 08, 2014
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The “BombTrains” Controversy: Surge in Oil-by-Rail Transport in the U.S. and Canada By Steve Horn, July 08, 2014
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GRTV Documentary – ISIL and its So-Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 05, 2014
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The “Battle for Europe” is Raging. How America Undermines Franco-Russian Relations By Umberto Pascali, July 02, 2014
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Neo-Colonialism and “Africa’s Relations with the World” By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 02, 2014
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NATO Accuses Moscow of Covertly Funding Western Anti-Fracking Activists By Steve Horn, July 02, 2014
VIDEO: Fracking Hell: The True Cost of America's Gas Rush
Court Rules that New York Towns Can Ban Fracking By Eco Watch, June 30, 2014
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Iraqi Hydrocarbon Prize of U.S. Invasion in Danger? By Nicola Nasser, June 28, 2014
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Protecting the Environment: The Legal Battle over Keystone XL South and Flanagan South Tar Pipelines By Steve Horn, June 26, 2014
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Putin Scores Another Historic Victory: Austria Signs South Stream Pipeline Deal in Defiance of Europe By Tyler Durden, June 25, 2014
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Iraq and Your Gas Tank By Peter Hart, June 23, 2014
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US Congress Spending Bill: Huge Giveaways to Dirty Energy By Farron Cousins, June 23, 2014
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The Devastating Social and Environmental Impacts of The Keystone TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline By Josh Burstein, June 23, 2014
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Ukraine and the European “Gas Deadlock” with Gazprom, to Meet Interests of US Westinghouse Electric Company By Pyotr Iskanderov, June 21, 2014
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Coverup of the Public Health Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania By Brandon Baker, June 20, 2014
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The Iraq ISIS Insurgency and the Anglo-American Battle For Oil By Felicity Arbuthnot, June 18, 2014
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Gas Transit Pipeline Explodes in Ukraine By RT, June 18, 2014
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California’s Illusive Gas Shale Deposits of “Black Gold” By Dylan Murphy and Jo Murphy, June 15, 2014
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The 21st Century Green Energy Revolution By Paul Rogov, June 13, 2014
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Gas Pipeline Wars: The EU Threatens to Obstruct Gazprom’s South Stream Project By R. Teichmann, June 10, 2014
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Will Fracking Cause our next Nuclear Disaster? By Dahr Jamail, June 10, 2014
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Grand Geopolitical Project: Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar By Umberto Pascali, June 07, 2014
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Mounds of Petroleum Coke Blowing towards Chicago: Koch Brothers-Owned Company Accused of Clean Air Act Violation By Brandon Baker, June 06, 2014
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Obama’s Climate Plan is Leaking Methane By Nick Cunningham, June 06, 2014
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Days Before Obama Announced CO2 Rule, Exxon Awarded Gulf of Mexico Oil Leases By Steve Horn, June 04, 2014
Whatever It Takes: Powerful Oil Lobby Protects Alberta Tar Sands Development
Canadian Law makes it Cheaper to Prevent Oil Sands Leaks than to Clean them Up By James Stafford, June 03, 2014
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Is a Russia-Japan Natural Gas Pipeline Next? By Global Research News, June 01, 2014
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Red Carpet Rollout for General Petraeus Shale Gas Fracking Field Trip By Steve Horn, May 30, 2014
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China Terror Attack Mars Historic Gas Deal with Russia By Tony Cartalucci, May 27, 2014
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The Fight For Environmental Justice By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, May 26, 2014
Gazprom’s Biggest Contract: EU’s losing Russia’s East Siberian Gas to China is a Historical Failure By The Voice of Russia, May 22, 2014
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Historic Sino/Russian Trade Deal Signed By Stephen Lendman, May 22, 2014
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Global Geopolitics and the Russia-China “Gas Deal of The Century” By Ulson Gunnar, May 22, 2014
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Big Oil’s Global Power Grab. Devastating Environmental and Social Consequences By Joachim Hagopian, May 21, 2014
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Methane Emissions: The Impact of Shale Gas Fracking on Climate Change By Steve Horn, May 20, 2014
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Crony Collusion: VP Joe Biden’s Son Joins Board of Ukrainian Gas Company By 21st Century Wire, May 15, 2014
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Stop this Fracking Madness – UK Citizen Action Against Halliburton Conference for Fracking Lobby By Global Research News, May 09, 2014
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“War is Good for Business”: Big Oil, Wall Street and the Pentagon’s “New Cold War” Against Russia By Bill Dores, May 08, 2014
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Kinder Morgan Says oil Spills Can Be Good for the Economy By Global Research News, May 02, 2014
Shale Fracked Gas Delivered to the Gulf of Mexico: Launching of New Louisiana “Gulf Trace” Gas Pipeline By Steve Horn, May 02, 2014
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False Advertising: “Clean Coal” Eradicates Poverty By Rozali Telbis, May 01, 2014
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Big Oil Eyes Florida’s Public Lands, Plans to Drill in the Everglades By David Volz, May 01, 2014
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TransCanada’s Insidious PR Campaign: Launches Keystone XL “Good Neighbor” Charm Offensive By Steve Horn, April 30, 2014
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Selling Hydraulic Fracking: The Myth Of Energy Independence Used To Hoodwink The American People By Dylan Murphy and Jo Murphy, April 29, 2014
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From The Horse’s Mouth’: Former Oil Exec Says Shale Gas Fracking “Is Not Safe” By Lauren McCauley, April 29, 2014
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Spills of ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline. Deadly Tornado Sweeps Through Arkansas By Steve Horn, April 29, 2014
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Deadly Fracking in Sichuan: Is Underground Drilling Suitable for China’s Unique Geology? By Fatima Hansia, April 28, 2014
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Nuclear Energy Reactors: U.S. to Turn Ukraine into a “Second Chernobyl”? The Role of Westinghouse By Leonid Savin, April 27, 2014
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Beneath the Ukraine Crisis: Shale Gas By Nat Parry, April 25, 2014
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Shale Gas Fracking and America’s Proxy War against Russia: Joe Biden Promotes Fracking On Ukraine Trip By Steve Horn, April 24, 2014
Earth Day Greenwash: Oil Conglomerates Sponsor Event Praising TransCanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands By Steve Horn, April 23, 2014
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Putin Says that the Oil Wars with Russia will Make the West Bleed By RT, April 22, 2014
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$30 Billion Oil Pipeline to Be Built from Russia to India through Northwest China By Global Research News, April 17, 2014
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US Sanctions on Russia and the Battle for Oil and Natural Gas. Impacts on Global Energy Security By Igor Alexeev, April 13, 2014
The Geopolitics of The Russia -Ukraine Gas Dispute By RT, April 12, 2014
Replacing Russian Gas Deliveries with US Shale Gas? Washington Lies to the EU By F. William Engdahl, April 10, 2014
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The Frack Files: Oil Consultant Turned Whistleblower Exposes Fracking Crimes in Alberta By Anthony Hall, April 08, 2014
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TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline Will Bring to Market Shale Gas From Hydraulic “Fracking” By Steve Horn, April 08, 2014
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BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill into the Great Lakes? By Steve Horn, March 28, 2014
Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector: Shale Gas ‘Fracking’ Will Invade Europe? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, March 28, 2014
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Replacing Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Power with Renewable Energy: Wind, Solar and Hydro Power By Washington's Blog, March 24, 2014
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U.S. Prepares to Gas Russia Into Submission By Glen Ford, March 20, 2014
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The ExxonMobil Russia-Rosneft Partnership vs. Obama’s Sanctions Regime against Russia? By Steve Horn, March 17, 2014
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Will South Africa Allow Shale Gas “Hydraulic Fracking” in the Karoo? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, March 13, 2014
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Russia-Ukraine Geopolitics: Big Oil’s Drive to War By Mike Whitney, March 12, 2014
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Neo-Colonial Regime in Libya Faces War Over Oil Exports By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 10, 2014
What is the Endgame? The Break-up of Ukraine? By R. Teichmann, March 03, 2014
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Natural Gas is What Detonated the Ukraine Crisis By Andrew McKillop, March 03, 2014
Trading Water for Fuel is Fracking Crazy By Dr. David Suzuki, March 03, 2014