Oil and Energy


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?


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

Tar Sands: US State Department Assists Enbridge Pipeline Giant Bypass Environmental Review By Steve Horn, August 28, 2014
Green Port or Koch Pile
After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch By Steve Horn, August 22, 2014
Secure oil tanks in Albany NY
Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency By Justin Mikulka and Steve Horn, August 20, 2014
Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever By Marco Torres, August 19, 2014
Kiev Fights in Ukraine’s Southeast for Shale Gas Deposits to Be Controlled by US By Global Research News, August 18, 2014
Keystone XL Clone
Investor Call: Enbridge’s Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow By Steve Horn, August 18, 2014
Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout By Christine H. Kroll, August 13, 2014
The Roots of the Iraq and Syria Wars Go Back More than 60 Years By Washington's Blog, August 13, 2014
The Reason for New U.S. and French Military Involvement In Iraq: Protecting Oil or Minorities? By Washington's Blog, August 12, 2014
War, Big Oil and the Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, August 12, 2014
Environmentalists Blamed for Bursting Fracking Bubble By Richard Heinberg, August 11, 2014
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
“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
Fracking’ in the Dark: Biological Fallout of Shale-gas Production still largely Unknown By Morgan Kelly, August 03, 2014
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
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
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
South Stream Pipeline
“Gas Pipeline Diplomacy”: How Ukraine Opened the Door to A New U.S.- Russia Energy War By Sylvia Todorova, July 25, 2014
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
Canada’s Tar Sands and the National Economy By Michal Rozworski, July 20, 2014
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Tour
In the Wake of Fukushima: Stigmatized Nuclear Workers Quit TEPCO By Yuri Kageyama, July 16, 2014
The European Union in Crisis. The Geopolitics of Russia-EU Pipeline Corridors By Tony Cartalucci, July 14, 2014
Oil and Gas Pipelines: Pushing Ukraine to the Brink By Mike Whitney, July 10, 2014
Activists Blockade Chevron Fracking Site in Eastern Romania By Tierney Smith, July 08, 2014
In the Wake of Fukushima: What Role for Nuclear Power in Japan? By Christopher Hobson, July 08, 2014
The “BombTrains” Controversy: Surge in Oil-by-Rail Transport in the U.S. and Canada By Steve Horn, July 08, 2014
ISIL invasion
GRTV Documentary – ISIL and its So-Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 05, 2014
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
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
Iraqi Hydrocarbon Prize of U.S. Invasion in Danger? By Nicola Nasser, June 28, 2014
Protecting the Environment: The Legal Battle over Keystone XL South and Flanagan South Tar Pipelines By Steve Horn, June 26, 2014
Putin Scores Another Historic Victory: Austria Signs South Stream Pipeline Deal in Defiance of Europe By Tyler Durden, June 25, 2014
Iraq and Your Gas Tank By Peter Hart, June 23, 2014
US Congress Spending Bill: Huge Giveaways to Dirty Energy By Farron Cousins, June 23, 2014
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
Coverup of the Public Health Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania By Brandon Baker, June 20, 2014
The Iraq ISIS Insurgency and the Anglo-American Battle For Oil By Felicity Arbuthnot, June 18, 2014
Gas Transit Pipeline Explodes in Ukraine By RT, June 18, 2014
California’s Illusive Gas Shale Deposits of “Black Gold” By Dylan Murphy and Jo Murphy, June 15, 2014
The 21st Century Green Energy Revolution By Paul Rogov, June 13, 2014
Gas Pipeline Wars: The EU Threatens to Obstruct Gazprom’s South Stream Project By R. Teichmann, June 10, 2014
Will Fracking Cause our next Nuclear Disaster? By Dahr Jamail, June 10, 2014
Grand Geopolitical Project: Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar By Umberto Pascali, June 07, 2014
Mounds of Petroleum Coke Blowing towards Chicago: Koch Brothers-Owned Company Accused of Clean Air Act Violation By Brandon Baker, June 06, 2014
Obama’s Climate Plan is Leaking Methane By Nick Cunningham, June 06, 2014
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
Is a Russia-Japan Natural Gas Pipeline Next? By Global Research News, June 01, 2014
U.S. Army General Petraeus testifies about the war in Iraq during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington
Red Carpet Rollout for General Petraeus Shale Gas Fracking Field Trip By Steve Horn, May 30, 2014
China Terror Attack Mars Historic Gas Deal with Russia By Tony Cartalucci, May 27, 2014
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
Historic Sino/Russian Trade Deal Signed By Stephen Lendman, May 22, 2014
Global Geopolitics and the Russia-China “Gas Deal of The Century” By Ulson Gunnar, May 22, 2014
Big Oil’s Global Power Grab. Devastating Environmental and Social Consequences By Joachim Hagopian, May 21, 2014
Methane Emissions: The Impact of Shale Gas Fracking on Climate Change By Steve Horn, May 20, 2014
Crony Collusion: VP Joe Biden’s Son Joins Board of Ukrainian Gas Company By 21st Century Wire, May 15, 2014
VIDEO: Fracking Hell: The True Cost of America's Gas Rush
Stop this Fracking Madness – UK Citizen Action Against Halliburton Conference for Fracking Lobby By Global Research News, May 09, 2014
“War is Good for Business”: Big Oil, Wall Street and the Pentagon’s “New Cold War” Against Russia By Bill Dores, May 08, 2014
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
False Advertising: “Clean Coal” Eradicates Poverty By Rozali Telbis, May 01, 2014
Big Oil Eyes Florida’s Public Lands, Plans to Drill in the Everglades By David Volz, May 01, 2014
TransCanada’s Insidious PR Campaign: Launches Keystone XL “Good Neighbor” Charm Offensive By Steve Horn, April 30, 2014
VIDEO: Fracking Hell: The True Cost of America's Gas Rush
Selling Hydraulic Fracking: The Myth Of Energy Independence Used To Hoodwink The American People By Dylan Murphy and Jo Murphy, April 29, 2014
From The Horse’s Mouth’: Former Oil Exec Says Shale Gas Fracking “Is Not Safe” By Lauren McCauley, April 29, 2014
Spills of ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline. Deadly Tornado Sweeps Through Arkansas By Steve Horn, April 29, 2014
Deadly Fracking in Sichuan: Is Underground Drilling Suitable for China’s Unique Geology? By Fatima Hansia, April 28, 2014
Nuclear Energy Reactors: U.S. to Turn Ukraine into a “Second Chernobyl”? The Role of Westinghouse By Leonid Savin, April 27, 2014
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
Putin Says that the Oil Wars with Russia will Make the West Bleed By RT, April 22, 2014
$30 Billion Oil Pipeline to Be Built from Russia to India through Northwest China By Global Research News, April 17, 2014