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

Ivory Coast Uncovered - The Untold Story
Ivorian Oil Workers Strike as ICC Trial of Former Leaders Continues By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 09, 2016
Currency War Escalation: Iran Wants Euros Instead of US Dollars for Oil Payments By Timothy Alexander Guzman, February 07, 2016
Oil Price Fall Brings Significant Losses for Big Producers By Nick Beams, February 05, 2016
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Oil Price Treachery: Are the Saudis Blackmailing Putin for Concessions on Syria? By Mike Whitney, February 03, 2016
US Vice-President Biden’s Son Continues to Buy Gas Assets in Ukraine By Ollie Richardson, February 03, 2016
Video: ISIS Oil Smuggling in Syria and Iraq. Can it be Prevented? By South Front, February 02, 2016
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Cameron Desperate to Stop Scandal as Secret Plans to Sell the National Health Service are Discovered By James Wright, January 29, 2016
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Israel, US and Turkey Profit from Stolen ISIS Stolen Oil By Stephen Lendman, January 28, 2016
Nigeria and Beyond: Revolutionary Change is the Way Out By Kola Ibrahim, January 28, 2016
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What’s Really Going on with Oil? By F. William Engdahl, January 24, 2016
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9/11, Follow the Money; How Big Oil Conquered the World: Crossroads of Corruption and Criminality By James Corbett and Bonnie Faulkner, January 23, 2016
‘Perhaps 60% of today’s oil price is pure speculation’
Rigging The Oil Market: ‘Perhaps 60% of Today’s Oil Price is Pure Speculation’ By F. William Engdahl, January 21, 2016
Dangerous Crossroads: Iran War Games. US Navy Deployment in the Persian Gulf
Planet of Fear By Pepe Escobar, January 20, 2016
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Goldman Sachs Makes Oil Prices Drop By Mikhail Leontyev, January 20, 2016
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How Big Oil Conquered The World By James Corbett, January 17, 2016
Iranian Security Council Secretary-General: Iran poses no threat to Israel
Swiss Court Orders Israel to Pay Iran $1.1 Billion in Oil Pipeline Dispute By Aluf Benn, January 15, 2016
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Revoke ExxonMobil’s Corporate Charter for Climate Destruction and Cover-Up By Marjorie Cohn, January 14, 2016
Asia-Pacific Military Dominance: U.S. Makes Waves In South China Sea
The South China Sea Crisis and the “Battle for Oil” By Brian Kalman, January 13, 2016
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Saudi-Iranian Spat: Another Skirmish in the Oil War By Pepe Escobar, January 08, 2016
TransCanada’s $15 Billion Lawsuit Against U.S. on Keystone XL Presents Strong Case By Eric Zuesse, January 08, 2016
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The Middle East Energy War Heats Up: Israeli-Turkish Normalization, Turkey’s Military Base in Qatar By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 05, 2016
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Ankara’s Dirty Game: ISIS Oil Trucks Cross into Turkey Every Day, Testimony of Captured Terrorist By RT, January 04, 2016
Captured ISIS Terrorist Admits Stolen Oil Arrives in Turkey Daily By Stephen Lendman, January 04, 2016
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Turkish-ISIL Oil Smuggling Operation: The US and NATO Are Also Involved By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 04, 2016
Prior to Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon- Koch Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits By Steve Horn, January 04, 2016
Russia Counts 12,000 Turkey-Bound ISIS Oil Trucks from Iraq and Syria… By Eric Zuesse, December 26, 2015
Erdoğan’s Turkey, King Salman’s Saudi Arabia and the Coming “Sunni” War for Oil By F. William Engdahl, December 23, 2015
Russia’s Oil Production Hits Record As Saudi Gambit Fails By Tyler Durden, December 22, 2015
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Most Smuggled ISIS Oil Goes to Turkey, Sold at Low Prices – Norwegian Report By RT, December 20, 2015
Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: The Role of Britain, Israel, and the Kurdistan Regional Government By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 20, 2015
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Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia All Accuse Turkey of Smuggling Oil By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 17, 2015
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In Midst of ExxonMobil Climate Denial Scandal, Company Hiring Climate Change Researcher By Steve Horn, December 15, 2015
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Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War By Pepe Escobar, December 10, 2015
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Iran 2.0? Russia to Loan Egypt $25 Billion to Build NUCLEAR Power Plant By 21st Century Wire, December 09, 2015
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Israeli-ISIS Oil Interests: No Brake and No Disclosure on Media Owners’ Interests By Craig Murray, December 08, 2015
Israel is the Main Purchaser of ISIS Oil By Enrico Braun, December 05, 2015
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ExxonMobil Funding of “Climate Change Denial” By Steve Horn, December 04, 2015
Video: Russian Military Reveals Details of ISIS Funding, with the Support of Turkey By RT, December 02, 2015
Vladimir Putin: According to Russian Intelligence, ISIS is Delivering “Stolen Oil” to Turkey “On an Industrial Scale” By Stephen Lendman, December 01, 2015
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The Corporate Scramble for Europe: Big Oil and the Transatlantic Trade Deal (TTIP) By Colin Todhunter, December 01, 2015
Turkey Refines and Sells Stolen Syrian and Iraqi Oil for ISIS By Stephen Lendman, November 30, 2015
‘Oxygen for Jihadists’: ISIS-smuggled Oil Flows through Turkey to International Markets – Iraqi MP By RT, November 30, 2015
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Turns Out, Russia Was Right: ISIL Oil is Going to Turkey – German Media By Sputnik, November 28, 2015
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The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel By Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, November 27, 2015
Impacts of Turkey’s Aggression against Russia. The “Turkish Stream” is Dead. Disruption of Gas Pipeline Routes to the EU. Russia’s Economy in Crisis? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 27, 2015
The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking: How ISIS Uses Oil Wealth to Finance Its Terror Operations By Tyler Durden, November 20, 2015
Israel Stakes Claim to Golan After Oil Find By Jonathan Cook, November 14, 2015
Why is America Protecting the Islamic State (ISIS)? “Why Isn’t the US Bombing ISIS’ Oil Fields”: Turkish Journalist By Sputnik, November 13, 2015
TransCanada’s Next Move After Keystone XL: Flood Mexico with Fracked Gas with Support of US State Department By Steve Horn, November 12, 2015
Why Isn’t the US Bombing The Islamic State’s (ISIS) Oil Fields? Allies Protect Illegal Oil Smuggling to Turkey By Sputnik, November 02, 2015
Oil pump jacks pump oil in Al-Jbessa oil field in Al-Shaddadeh town of Al-Hasakah governorate
ISIS Oil Exports Worth $500 Million a Year ‘Conducted through Turkey’ By RT, November 01, 2015
IMF Pegs Canada’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion By Mitchell Anderson, October 30, 2015
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China’s Nuclear Energy Boom Threatens Global Catastrophe. Coastal Array of 300 Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable to Earthquakes and Tsunamis By Oliver Tickell, October 29, 2015
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Donald Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraqis’ Oil After Destroying Their Country By Eric Zuesse, October 27, 2015
Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent, Nuclear Power Debacle By Graham Vanbergen, October 22, 2015
Another “Conspiracy Theory” Becomes Fact: The Great Oil Market Collapse Is All About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria By Tyler Durden, October 18, 2015
The Saudi Dynasty, Key U.S. Ally, Tops the World in Barbarism By Eric Zuesse, October 18, 2015
America’s Dwindling Power. Your Trip Through the American Empire By Tony Cartalucci, October 10, 2015
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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style. The Resistance Arc is Reborn By Andrew Korybko, October 10, 2015
The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, October 09, 2015
Japan’s Bid to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy By Andrew Dewit, October 07, 2015
Gas and Oil Onshore Fracking in Britain. But Not in David Cameron’s Witney Constituency By David Smythe, September 22, 2015
Nuclear Power Is Expensive and Bad for the Environment … It’s Being Pushed Because It Is Good For Making Bombs
Nuclear Power Kills! The Real Reason the NRC Cancelled Its Nuclear Site Cancer Study By Chris Busby, September 22, 2015
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World War “O” : Strike Syria and Ignite Iraq By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, September 20, 2015
How the US and the WTO Crushed India’s Subsidies for Solar Energy By Charles Pierson, September 06, 2015
“Peace Maker” and War Criminal Tony Blair: Gaza and All That Offshore Gas By David Hearst, September 03, 2015
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US Health Professionals Call for Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure to Protect Public Health By Margaret Flowers, September 03, 2015
US Imperialism and the New Race to the Arctic By Clara Weiss, September 02, 2015
Western Sanctions on Russia, Russia-China Cooperation: A Tectonic Shift of the Global Economy? By Peter Koenig and The Saker, September 01, 2015
Climate Change and Nuclear Power: You Don’t Cure the Plague by Spreading Cholera. Nuclear Radiation is not the Solution to Global Warming By Jean-Marie Matagne, August 29, 2015
A ‘Great Reversal’ in China? Coal Continues to Decline with Enforcement of Environmental Laws By Hao Tan and John A. Mathews, August 26, 2015
The Militarization of Strategic Waterways and China’s Crude Oil Maritime Routes By South Front, August 25, 2015
A Network of Geopolitical Power: Gas Pipelines of the European Continent By South Front, August 22, 2015
How Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Affect Off Shore Drilling Regulations
US Government Acts as “Mediator” in Mexico’s Lucrative Oil and Gas Privatization By Steve Horn, August 21, 2015
Japan: Anti-Nuclear Groups Sound New Nuclear Danger Warnings
Fukushima 2.0: Japan Re-Starts Nuclear Plant Near Active Volcano By Washington's Blog, August 18, 2015
Polar Reorientation In the Middle East. The Russia-Saudi Relationship By Andrew Korybko, August 17, 2015
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US-Russia Confrontation in the Arctic and the Battle for Oil. Russia’s Territorial Claims of the Arctic Shelf By South Front, August 08, 2015
The US-Saudi Oil Deal: From “Win-Win” to “Mega-Loose” By F. William Engdahl, August 08, 2015
The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War
The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 07, 2015
Turkey Invades Syria and Iraq: Erdogan’s ‘Erratic’ Behavior By Andrew Korybko, August 06, 2015