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

Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev By ITAR-TASS, March 26, 2015
Refinery Turns off Emergency Alert System Instead of Improving Safety Conditions By Remington Alessi, March 24, 2015
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Oil Geopolitics: The South Stream Pipeline Has Been Replaced by “The Balkan Stream” By Andrew Korybko, March 15, 2015
Fukushima: A Journey through an Ongoing Disaster By William Johnston and Eiko Otake, March 12, 2015
Ukraine Energy Minister: EU Should Share Transit Risks, Help Pay for Gas Storage By RT, March 06, 2015
What To Do With All The Nuclear Waste
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
The Paris Climate Talks and the Failure of the World’s Largest States By Gabriel Levy, March 04, 2015
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
Syriza Can Show ‘Another Energy is Possible’ By Socialist Project, February 22, 2015
Activists vs Resource Companies as Threats to “National Security” in Canada By William Ray, February 19, 2015
The New Home Battery: Is Off Grid Living About to Become Mainstream? By Christina Sarich, February 19, 2015
In “Tragic” Decision, Top Ohio Court Takes Away Local Power to Ban Fracking By Deirdre Fulton, February 18, 2015
Mystery Behind Dropping Oil Prices Solved: Concerted Market Manipulation By Ulson Gunnar, February 08, 2015
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
Shell Pays Niger Delta Community $84 Million To Settle Pollution Claims By Fatima Hansia, February 08, 2015
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
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
Saudi King’s Death Threatens to Deepen US Crisis in Middle East By Bill Van Auken, January 24, 2015
Are Plunging Petrodollar Revenues Behind the Fed’s Projected Rate Hikes? By Mike Whitney, January 21, 2015
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
Kazakh Oil Consortium Accused of “Mass Poisoning” of Village School Children By Fatima Hansia, January 16, 2015
Gazprom to Use Turkish Pipeline Route to EU, to Substitute Europe-bound Gas Pipeline through Ukraine By ITAR-TASS, January 15, 2015
EU Energy Crisis: Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies through Ukraine To Six European Countries By Tyler Durden, January 15, 2015
Oil Prices and African Economies By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 07, 2015
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
Russia and Turkey’s Gas Pipeline Deal: Implications for the European Union By Joaquin Flores, January 03, 2015
Who Is Behind the Oil War and How Low Will the Price of Crude Go in 2015? By Michael Snyder, January 02, 2015
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
President Putin Decides to Donate 50,000 Tons of Russia’s Coal Daily to Ukraine for Heat By Eric Zuesse, December 28, 2014
Russia and Turkey’s South Stream Gas Deal can Save Europe and the World By Joaquin Flores, December 28, 2014
Grandmaster Putin’s Trap: Russia is Selling Oil and Gas in Exchange for Physical Gold By Dmitry Kalinichenko, December 26, 2014
Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives By Ellen Brown, December 20, 2014
Movement against Fracking Wins as New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing By Kevin Zeese, December 19, 2014
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
Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry By Eric Zuesse, December 18, 2014
Plummeting Oil Prices By Stephen Lendman, December 17, 2014
The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, December 17, 2014
A Pipeline too far!
Israel Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe By Steven MacMillan, December 17, 2014
How Big Oil Lobbies Got Permission for Fracking on Public Lands Included in the US Defense Authorization Act By Steve Horn, December 15, 2014
Cancelling the South Stream Project: The Woes of Energy Insecurity By Binoy Kampmark, December 13, 2014
U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance to Help Energy Companies By Pratap Chatterjee, December 13, 2014
Russia and Turkey’s Gas Deal Can Save Europe and the World? By Joaquin Flores, December 12, 2014
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
Leaked Photos Show UK Nuclear Plant Poses Public Safety Threat By Trevor Johnson, December 10, 2014
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
“Talking Turkey” and Gas Pipelines: Putin’s Groundbreaking Deal with Turkish President Erdogan By Mike Whitney, December 07, 2014
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
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
Oil Price Crashes, Who Really Wins? By Bill Holter, December 02, 2014
Oil Price Slide Rocks World Economy By Nick Beams, December 02, 2014
Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This? By Michael Snyder, December 01, 2014
Shale Gas increasing Threat to Climate, Environment, Communities Worldwide By Friends of the Earth, December 01, 2014
Five Earthquakes in Four Days: Is Spate of Texas Earthquakes Connected to Nearby Fracking Operations? By Deirdre Fulton, November 27, 2014
High Oil Prices “Protect Shale Fracking”: Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking By Steve Horn, November 26, 2014
Nuclear Proliferation in the Australia-India-Japan-U.S. Nuclear Nexus By Adam Broinowski, November 24, 2014
3 Billion Gallons of Highly-Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped Into California Drinking Water Supply By Washington's Blog, November 23, 2014
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
“Tactics as Dirty as Their Oil”: Leaked Docs Reveal TransCanada’s Propaganda Plan By John Queally, November 19, 2014
Canada’s Prime Minister Spearheads Attack on Russia at G-20 Summit By Roger Jordan, November 19, 2014
China’s Renewable Energy Revolution: What Is Driving It? By John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, November 17, 2014
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