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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Profit-Driven US and British Oil Companies Set to Violate International Law in Western Sahara By Tom Stevenson, September 30, 2014
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The Misunderstood Global Financial Crisis. “It’s the Energy Stupid” The Matterhorn Interview: with Economist Maarten van Mourik: The financial crisis is only partly financial but mainly an energy problem” By Lars Schall, September 28, 2014
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Turns Down Call for Control of Israel’s Nuclear Program By Dr. Christof Lehmann, September 27, 2014
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The PetroYuan Cometh: China Docks Navy Destroyer In Iran’s Strait Of Hormuz Port By Tyler Durden, September 22, 2014
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The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 20, 2014
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The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis: Syrian “Opposition” Armed to Thwart Construction of Iran-Iraq-Syria Gas Pipeline By Dmitry Minin, September 19, 2014
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Shale Fracking is a “Ponzi Scheme” … “This Decade’s Version of the Dotcom Bubble” By Washington's Blog, September 19, 2014
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The US-EU-Russia Sanctions Puzzle By Pepe Escobar, September 18, 2014
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The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries By Washington's Blog, September 18, 2014
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The Real Reason Russia is Demonized and Sanctioned: the American Petrodollar By Alexander Clackson, September 18, 2014
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The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence. Scotland’s North Sea Oil Reserves By Washington's Blog, September 17, 2014
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Senior Employees “Screwed” by BP By Dahr Jamail, September 17, 2014
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The Battle for Oil By Eric Waddell, September 17, 2014
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Brazil: Money Laundering Operation “Car Wash” Uncovers Alleged Political Bribery by Petrobras By Richard Smallteacher, September 16, 2014
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Somalia Facing Famine Despite U.S. Role and Oil Wealth Failure to reach political settlement hinders development and relief By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 16, 2014
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Research Shows Frightening Correlation Between Fracking and Rates of Illness By Lauren McCauley, September 12, 2014
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Iran-Russia-China Axis to Fight Western Sanctions By Fars News Agency, September 09, 2014
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Can Russia–EU–Ukraine Negotiations on Gas Be Saved? By Global Research News, September 06, 2014
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US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Grants Enbridge Permit for “Tar Sands by Rail Facility” By Steve Horn, September 03, 2014
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Tar Sands: US State Department Assists Enbridge Pipeline Giant Bypass Environmental Review By Steve Horn, August 28, 2014
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After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch By Steve Horn, August 22, 2014
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Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency By Justin Mikulka and Steve Horn, August 20, 2014
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Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever By Marco Torres, August 19, 2014
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Kiev Fights in Ukraine’s Southeast for Shale Gas Deposits to Be Controlled by US By Global Research News, August 18, 2014
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Investor Call: Enbridge’s Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow By Steve Horn, August 18, 2014
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Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout By Christine H. Kroll, August 13, 2014
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The Roots of the Iraq and Syria Wars Go Back More than 60 Years By Washington's Blog, August 13, 2014
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The Reason for New U.S. and French Military Involvement In Iraq: Protecting Oil or Minorities? By Washington's Blog, August 12, 2014
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War, Big Oil and the Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, August 12, 2014
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Environmentalists Blamed for Bursting Fracking Bubble By Richard Heinberg, August 11, 2014
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Bombing Iraq for U.S. Oil Companies By Brandon Turbeville, August 11, 2014
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 10, 2014
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“Washington’s Determination to Drive the World to War”: Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 06, 2014
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Fracking’ in the Dark: Biological Fallout of Shale-gas Production still largely Unknown By Morgan Kelly, August 03, 2014
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Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Oil Saga: The Investor-to-State Arbitration is Rigged. Why Russia Should Not Honour Tribunal Award of $51 billion By Kavaljit Singh, July 29, 2014
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Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration “Exporting Climate Change” by Exporting Coal By Steve Horn, July 29, 2014
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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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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