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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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 Melton, 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
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Atmospheric Dispersion of Radioactivity from Nuclear Power Plant Accidents: Study By Global Research News, January 30, 2015
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Saudi Oil and U.S. Hypocrisy By Sara Flounders, January 30, 2015
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Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL By Steve Horn, January 29, 2015
"Oily Obama": Lack of Political Leadership in Response to BP Oil Invasion
Obama’s Climate Irony: The Administration Just Announced Plans to Open the Atlantic to Oil Drilling By Lindsay Abrams, January 28, 2015
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Saudi King’s Death Threatens to Deepen US Crisis in Middle East By Bill Van Auken, January 24, 2015
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Are Plunging Petrodollar Revenues Behind the Fed’s Projected Rate Hikes? By Mike Whitney, January 21, 2015
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What Game is the House of Saud Playing? By Pepe Escobar, January 20, 2015
The Libyan War, American Power and the Decline of the Petrodollar System
Russia Just Pulled Itself Out Of The Petrodollar By Tyler Durden, January 16, 2015
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Kazakh Oil Consortium Accused of “Mass Poisoning” of Village School Children By Fatima Hansia, January 16, 2015
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Gazprom to Use Turkish Pipeline Route to EU, to Substitute Europe-bound Gas Pipeline through Ukraine By ITAR-TASS, January 15, 2015
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EU Energy Crisis: Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies through Ukraine To Six European Countries By Tyler Durden, January 15, 2015
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Oil Prices and African Economies By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 07, 2015
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Oil Price Blowback: Is Putin Creating a New World Order? By Mike Whitney, January 06, 2015
‘Perhaps 60% of today’s oil price is pure speculation’
‘Perhaps 60% of Today’s Oil Price is Pure Speculation’ By F. William Engdahl, January 05, 2015
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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Pipeline Deal: Implications for the European Union By Joaquin Flores, January 03, 2015
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Who Is Behind the Oil War and How Low Will the Price of Crude Go in 2015? By Michael Snyder, January 02, 2015
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Financial Warfare: Big Banks Conspire with Giant Oil Companies to Manipulate Currency Markets By Washington's Blog, January 01, 2015
The Oil Trap: The Devastating Economic Impacts of Spiralling Oil Prices
Did the U.S. and the Saudis Conspire to Push Down Oil Prices? By Mike Whitney, December 29, 2014
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President Putin Decides to Donate 50,000 Tons of Russia’s Coal Daily to Ukraine for Heat By Eric Zuesse, December 28, 2014
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Russia and Turkey’s South Stream Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World By Joaquin Flores, December 28, 2014
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Grandmaster Putin’s Trap: Russia is Selling Oil and Gas in Exchange for Physical Gold By Dmitry Kalinichenko, December 26, 2014
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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives By Ellen Brown, December 20, 2014
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Movement against Fracking Wins as New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing By Kevin Zeese, December 19, 2014
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Global Systemic Financial Crisis 2015: Geopolitics, Oil and Currency Markets By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), December 19, 2014
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Empire of Chaos By Jim Miles, December 19, 2014
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Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry By Eric Zuesse, December 18, 2014
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Plummeting Oil Prices By Stephen Lendman, December 17, 2014
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The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, December 17, 2014
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Israel Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe By Steven MacMillan, December 17, 2014
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How Big Oil Lobbies Got Permission for Fracking on Public Lands Included in the US Defense Authorization Act By Steve Horn, December 15, 2014
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Cancelling the South Stream Project: The Woes of Energy Insecurity By Binoy Kampmark, December 13, 2014
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U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance to Help Energy Companies By Pratap Chatterjee, December 13, 2014
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Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal Can Save Europe and the World? By Joaquin Flores, December 12, 2014
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U.S. “New Cold War” Policy Has Backfired – And Created Its Worst Nightmare. Shift in Trade Patterns and Military Alliances By Michael Hudson, December 12, 2014
The Oil Trap: The Devastating Economic Impacts of Spiralling Oil Prices
Will Falling Oil Prices Crash the Markets? By Mike Whitney, December 12, 2014
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Frack the European Union! Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia By Diana Johnstone, December 11, 2014
Bankrupt US Financial System:  The Bubble Bursts and the Economy goes into a Tailspin.
Loss of Control: The Current Financial Bubble is Busting? By Bill Holter, December 10, 2014
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Leaked Photos Show UK Nuclear Plant Poses Public Safety Threat By Trevor Johnson, December 10, 2014
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Putin Pipeline Moves and EU Stupidity By F. William Engdahl, December 08, 2014
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The Engineered Decline in Oil Prices: Economic Warfare is the West’s Main Weapon By Takis Fotopoulos, December 08, 2014
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“Talking Turkey” and Gas Pipelines: Putin’s Groundbreaking Deal with Turkish President Erdogan By Mike Whitney, December 07, 2014
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No Guarantee of EU Cooperation if South Stream Pipeline Project is Revived: Gazprom CEO By Global Research News, December 06, 2014
The EU -Russia Gaz Pipeline Crisis: Taking Sides with Pipelines
From South Stream to “Turk Stream” Pipeline: Huge Win for Turkey, Big Win For Russia, Historic Loss for EU By Pepe Escobar, December 06, 2014
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In Defense of Denton, Texas Ban on Shale Gas Fracking: Environmental Groups File Legal Motion By Steve Horn, December 05, 2014
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Oil Prices and Energy Wars: The US Empire of “Frack” versus Russia By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 05, 2014
A New Direction for China's Massive Shale Gas Reserves
Geopolitical Shift in European-Russian Relations? Cancellation Of South Stream Pipeline Project By Alexander Mercouris, December 04, 2014
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Oil Price Crashes, Who Really Wins? By Bill Holter, December 02, 2014