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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People Living Near Fracking Sites Suffer Severe Health Problems: Study By Julie Fidler, July 27, 2015
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Fracking Goes on Trial By Julie Wassmer, July 27, 2015
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The Drive to Replace Russian Gas Supplies to EU Intensifies By Steven MacMillan, July 25, 2015
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Senegal Land Grab on the Verge of Implosion By Grain, July 24, 2015
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Israel Exploits Syrian Chaos to Plan Looting of Golan Oil By Paul Fallon, July 23, 2015
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More Israeli War Crimes: Sole Electricity Plant in Gaza Shuts Down As Fuel Runs Out By Middle East Monitor, July 22, 2015
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US Firm to Construct Liquefied Gas Terminal in Ukraine – Yatsenyuk By RT, July 22, 2015
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Oil Geopolitics: Germany Might Be Trying To Steal SOCAR’s Main Asset In Greece By Andrew Korybko, July 18, 2015
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Warring Against Windmills: Australia’s Renewable Energy Policy By Binoy Kampmark, July 17, 2015
Russia warns of serious global ramifications if Iran attacked
Is the Iran Nukes Deal Aimed at Crushing Putin? By Mike Whitney, July 17, 2015
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BP Deal: Path to a ‘Cleaner Gulf’–or Guaranteed Future Disasters? By Janine Jackson, July 10, 2015
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Canadian Neocolonialism in Colombia. Oil, Mining and the Military By Asad Ismi, July 04, 2015
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Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam … Again By Mike Whitney, July 03, 2015
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The US-Russia Economic War Heats Up. Coordinated with Pentagon-NATO Deployments By Eric Draitser, July 02, 2015
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Hillary Clinton State Department Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat By Steve Horn, July 02, 2015
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Peru Cracking Down Against Dissent On Excavation Economy By Lynn Holland, July 02, 2015
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European Energy Firms Agree to Expand North Stream Pipeline with Russia’s Gazprom By Clara Weiss, June 30, 2015
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The Story of the Invention That Could Revolutionize Batteries—and Maybe American Manufacturing As Well By Steve LeVine, June 29, 2015
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Libya : Lawless, Alarming, Unpredictable, Dangerous By Alexander Mezyaev, June 28, 2015
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Eager Shell, ENI Executives Jet to Tehran For Talks on Post-Sanctions Investment By Sputnik, June 25, 2015
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Britain’s Tory Government’s Betrayal of Scotland on Renewable Energy By Global Research News, June 22, 2015
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“We Are Greater” Than The Fracked Gas Lobby By Lee Stewart, June 21, 2015
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British Company Soco International Accused of Paying Bribes to Silence Opponents of Congo Oil Exploration By Richard Smallteacher, June 15, 2015
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Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water in Eleven States, EPA Study By Neela Banerjee, June 09, 2015
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Islamic State (IS) closes in on Libya’s Oil Crescent By Global Research News, June 09, 2015
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Former BP Executive Acquitted of Charges from 2010 Oil Spill By Tom Hall, June 08, 2015
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Faulty Design of the Proposed British Nuclear Reactors in Cumbria. Arnie Gundersen By Arnie Gundersen, June 04, 2015
VOLATILE OIL PRICES: The Geopolitics of Speculation: Oil-price makers and takers
Imperialist Economics and the New Cold War By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 03, 2015
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Athens Defies Washington: Greece to Join Russia’s Turkish Stream Pipeline Project By Stephen Lendman, June 02, 2015
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Lockheed Martin in Vermont: Senator Bernie Sanders’ Corporate Conundrum By Greg Guma, May 28, 2015
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Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb. US Strategy Backfires By F. William Engdahl, May 26, 2015
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Destroying What Remains: How the U.S. Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic By Dahr Jamail, May 21, 2015
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American Oil Billionaire Attempts to Silence University Scientists By Klaus Marre, May 18, 2015
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“Color Revolution” in Macedonia? Washington’s Attempt to Undermine the Turkish Stream Russian Pipeline Project By Andrew Korybko, May 18, 2015
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India’s Coal Industry: The Single Biggest Source of Energy By Global Research News, May 17, 2015
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Obama Hosts Camp David Summit for Gulf Oil Monarchies By Bill Van Auken, May 15, 2015
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Indian Fishing Community Sues World Bank Over Environmental Damage Caused by Tata Mundra Power Plant By Pratap Chatterjee, May 15, 2015
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US Tells Greece To Reject Moscow’s Pipeline Proposal Marking Return To Cold War Politics By Tyler Durden, May 10, 2015
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The Chernobyl Catastrophe 29 Years On: It’s Not Over Yet! The Solution: Phase Nuclear Out By Global Research News, May 02, 2015
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Brother of Hillary Clinton’s Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar By Steve Horn, May 02, 2015
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US Shale Oil and Gas Industry is a Ponzi Scheme Facing Collapse By Dylan Murphy, April 30, 2015
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Forest Fires in Ukraine: Chernobyl All Over Again By Stephen Lendman, April 29, 2015
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Forest Fires Heading for Chernobyl Nuclear Plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry By RT, April 29, 2015
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Gulf of Mexico Victims Suing BP Disaster’s Compensation Czar By Dahr Jamail, April 28, 2015
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End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium By Paul Brown, April 28, 2015
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Why Obama Wants to Lift Sanctions on Iran By Mike Whitney, April 27, 2015
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Oil Geopolitics and the “Economic Corridor”: Pakistan Enters China’s “New Silk Road” By Pepe Escobar, April 26, 2015
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Video: US-Saudi Terror in Yemen: Codenamed “Restoring Hope”. US War Ships in Yemen Waters. Oil Prices Plummet By Global Research News, April 23, 2015
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US and the Lausanne Negociations: Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia By Mike Whitney, April 20, 2015
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Eurasia As We (And the U.S.) Knew It is Dead By Pepe Escobar, April 19, 2015
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Judge Rules Against Japan Nuclear Restart, Cleanup of Melted Reactors Non-Existent By Global Research News, April 19, 2015
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Saudis Face Defeat in Yemen and Instability at Home By Mike Whitney, April 14, 2015
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Gallup Poll: Americans Say Government Must “Do More” to Protect the Environment, Republicans Say ‘No!’ By Eric Zuesse, April 14, 2015
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Fracking Boom Accompanied by Rise of Silent, Deadly Carcinogen in Homes: Study By Jon Queally, April 10, 2015
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As Oil Money Flowed, Clinton Turned Back on Rights Abuses in Colombia: Report By Deirdre Fulton, April 10, 2015
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TEPCO Under Fire after Hiding Massive Radioactive Waste Leak at Fukushima for a Full Year By Jonathan Benson, April 03, 2015
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Germany’s Merkel Now Comes Out as Basically a U.S. Proxy By Eric Zuesse, April 03, 2015
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Thailand, International Oil, and the Future of Energy By Tony Cartalucci, April 01, 2015
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The Development of Biofuel Disrupts Agriculture, Results in “Reductions in Food Consumption” By Global Research News, March 31, 2015
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The “Greening” of China’s Black Electric Power System By John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, March 30, 2015
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Rolling Bombs: Crude-Oil Rail Tankers Threaten U.S. Canada Populations, Environment By Mary Papenfuss, March 29, 2015
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Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev By ITAR-TASS, March 26, 2015
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Refinery Turns off Emergency Alert System Instead of Improving Safety Conditions By Remington Alessi, March 24, 2015
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Resurrection of the South Stream: Russia and the Trans-Balkans Pipeline By Andrew Korybko and Umberto Pascali, March 21, 2015
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Oil Geopolitics: The South Stream Pipeline Has Been Replaced by “The Balkan Stream” By Andrew Korybko, March 15, 2015
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Fukushima: A Journey through an Ongoing Disaster By William Johnston and Eiko Otake, March 12, 2015
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Ukraine Energy Minister: EU Should Share Transit Risks, Help Pay for Gas Storage By RT, March 06, 2015
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Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades By Aaron Dykes and Melissa Dykes, March 06, 2015
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Gas Deal with Israel Is “Knife at Jordan’s Throat,” Say Campaigners By Patrick Strickland, March 06, 2015
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The Paris Climate Talks and the Failure of the World’s Largest States By Gabriel Levy, March 04, 2015
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India’s Tata Strikes a Deal with Russia’s Biggest Coal Producer By Elena Krovvidi, March 03, 2015
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Shrouded in Secrecy and Lies, Dominion Resources Builds Dangerous Liquefied Gas Facility in Cove Point, Maryland By Margaret Flowers, February 23, 2015
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Syriza Can Show ‘Another Energy is Possible’ By Socialist Project, February 22, 2015
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Activists vs Resource Companies as Threats to “National Security” in Canada By William Ray, February 19, 2015
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The New Home Battery: Is Off Grid Living About to Become Mainstream? By Christina Sarich, February 19, 2015
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In “Tragic” Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to Ban Fracking By Deirdre Fulton, February 18, 2015
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Mystery Behind Dropping Oil Prices Solved: Concerted Market Manipulation By Ulson Gunnar, February 08, 2015
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Pipeline Politics: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Joins Board of Energy Transfer Partners, Owner of Proposed Oil Pipeline Across Iowa By David Goodner, February 08, 2015
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Shell Pays Niger Delta Community $84 Million To Settle Pollution Claims By Fatima Hansia, February 08, 2015
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The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine: The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow By Mike Whitney, February 06, 2015