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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Introducing “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat” By Steve Horn, November 21, 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, November 21, 2014
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“Tactics as Dirty as Their Oil”: Leaked Docs Reveal TransCanada’s Propaganda Plan By Jon Queally, November 19, 2014
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Canada’s Prime Minister Spearheads Attack on Russia at G-20 Summit By Roger Jordan, November 19, 2014
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China’s Renewable Energy Revolution: What Is Driving It? By John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, November 17, 2014
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Global Capitalism in Crisis: Empty Commitment by G20 to Boost Global Economic Growth By Nick Beams, November 17, 2014
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Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports By Steve Horn, November 15, 2014
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China’s Silky Road to Glory. Beijing’s Trade Proposal Undermines Obama’s TPP By Pepe Escobar, November 15, 2014
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Petrodollar Panic? China Signs Currency Swap Deal With Qatar and Canada By Tyler Durden, November 12, 2014
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Tanzania’s Fraudulent Natural Gas Contract with Statoil, BG Group and ExxonMobil. Officials Arrested By Pratap Chatterjee, November 11, 2014
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Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE): Mass Resistance to Shale Gas Fracking across America By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, November 10, 2014
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The Strategic “Western Route Pipeline”: Russian Natural Gas to China By Ria Novosti, November 10, 2014
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Russia, China Sign Second Mega-Gas Deal: Beijing Becomes Largest Buyer Of Russian Gas By Tyler Durden, November 10, 2014
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Eroding Democratic Freedoms: Building a New “North American Partnership” for the Future By Dana Gabriel, November 07, 2014
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Bush Family Sponsored Lawsuits against Denton,Texas Ban on Shale Gas Fracking By Steve Horn, November 07, 2014
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The Collapse of Oil Prices: Has Washington Just Shot Itself in the Oily Foot? By F. William Engdahl, November 06, 2014
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Obama’s Secret Deals with Saudi Arabia and Qatar. What’s Behind Lower Gas-Prices and the Bombing of Syria and Eastern Ukraine By Eric Zuesse, November 06, 2014
“Electromagnetic Warfare” Training Range to be Established in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula By Global Research News, November 05, 2014
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“Blood in the Water”: The Privatization of California’s Water Spells Disaster By Bryan Maddan, November 05, 2014
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Energy Shock: What Happened to Over-Priced Oil? By Andrew McKillop, November 05, 2014
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0 % Interest Rates: Federal Reserve Keeps Shale Gas Fracking Bubble Afloat By Steve Horn, November 04, 2014
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California Could Suffer a Fukushima-Style Meltdown By Washington's Blog, November 02, 2014
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The Uncertain Future of Shale Gas: Report Casts Doubt on US Hydraulic Fracking Production Numbers By Steve Horn, October 31, 2014
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Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano By Washington's Blog, October 29, 2014
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Are Vulture Funds a US Tool Against Argentina in an Energy War With Russia? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 28, 2014
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The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War By ​​​​F. William Engdahl, October 26, 2014
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The Pentagon and Big Oil: Militarism and Capital Accumulation By Prof. James Petras, October 26, 2014
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Russia Starts First-Ever Gas Trading in St. Petersburg By RT, October 25, 2014
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Was Total’s Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie Killed for Opposing Petrodollar and Sanctions Against Russia? By Oleg Lurie, October 24, 2014
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The European Union’s Sham Democracy: EU Commission Instrument of Powerful Corporate Interests By Colin Todhunter, October 23, 2014
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Libya War Continues Three Years After Gaddafi Assassination By Abayomi Azikiwe, October 21, 2014
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Contamination of Ecuadorian Rainforest: Canadian Bar Association Withdraws Support to Chevron Due to Protests By Telesur, October 20, 2014
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Shadow Facts About Shadow Government By David Swanson, October 19, 2014
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The Looting of Ukraine and the US Energy War By Vera Graziadei, October 18, 2014
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Ukraine: Emperor Obama’s Old New Clothes and the US Energy War By Vera Graziadei, October 17, 2014
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How Putin Became a Central Figure in the First Ever Vote to Ban Fracking in Texas By Steve Horn, October 16, 2014
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Haiti: Gas Price Hike Fuels Misery and Anger – Cost of Living Has Quintupled Since the 2004 US-Backed Coup d’État By Thomas Péralte, October 15, 2014
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Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot By Steve Horn, October 15, 2014
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Mongolia as the Key to a Russian-South Korean Strategic Partnership By Andrew Korybko, October 11, 2014
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Destabilization – US Weapon in a Energy War in Ukraine and the Middle East By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 09, 2014
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Did the New York Governor’s Office Edit “Politically Inconvenient” Findings of Fracking Study? By Lauren McCauley, October 07, 2014
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Obama’s “War on Ebola” or War for Oil? Sending 3000 Troops to African “Ebola” Areas that Happen to Export Oil to China By F. William Engdahl, October 03, 2014
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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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“Gas Pipeline Diplomacy”: How Ukraine Opened the Door to A New U.S.- Russia Energy War By Sylvia Todorova, July 25, 2014