Oil and Energy

Let’s place 1 trillion barrels of oil in context. Global oil consumption is currently 35 billion barrels a year. Thus, the Orinoco Belt alone could satisfy 100% of global demand for almost 30 years! As for the Orinoco field’s dollar value. World oil prices are currently hovering near $60 …do the math.
Yemen is a strategically key geopolitical stretch of land at the connecting point of the Red Sea which links to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean. It’s the site of one of the world’s most strategic shipping choke points, the Bab el Mandab, a narrow passage a mere 18 miles distance from Djibouti in the Horn of Africa
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 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.
Indigenous Communities Halting Humanity’s Race to Disaster By Shane Quinn, February 16, 2019
Greenpeace activists during a protest in Paris at the COP21 United Nations climate change conference in November.
U.S. Federal Court Dismisses $900 Million Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against Greenpeace By Greenpeace, February 15, 2019
Mexico’s Energy Transformation? By James Neimeister, February 14, 2019
Hands Off Venezuela: US, Canada Go Home! By David William Pear, February 14, 2019
Hands Off Venezuela: Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Responds to Trump’s Threats and “Crocodile Tears” By Carla Stea, February 14, 2019
Venezuela as the Pivot for New Internationalism? By Prof Michael Hudson and The Saker, February 14, 2019
Venezuela: Opposing White Supremacy and Big Oil Interests By James Winter, February 13, 2019
Arctic Refuge Protectors – An Open Letter from Teachers and Scholars By Rosemary Ahtuangaruak and Subhankar Banerjee, February 12, 2019
Brazil Dam Collapse: Vale, the Private Giant Responsible, Has a History of Flouting Rules By Surangya, February 11, 2019
The Method in Venezuela’s Oil Strategy Madness By William Walter Kay, February 10, 2019
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Venezuela: From Oil Proxy to the Bolivarian Movement and Sabotage. Abysmal Poverty under US Proxy Rule (1918-1998) By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Bonnie Faulkner, February 10, 2019
US Influence in Venezuela Is Part of a Two Centuries-old Imperial Plan By Shane Quinn, February 09, 2019
Oil, Agriculture and Imperialism: Averting the Fast-Track to Armageddon? By Colin Todhunter, February 08, 2019
What’s the Deal with Sanctions in Venezuela, and Why’s It So Hard for Media to Understand? By Alexander Campbell, February 07, 2019
How to Destroy a River and Create an Environmental Catastrophe in One Fell Swoop By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, February 07, 2019
Why Are Democrats Driving Regime Change in Venezuela? By William Walter Kay, February 07, 2019
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lists Sacred Land Outside Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Newest Fracking Lease Sale By Ashley Curtin, February 06, 2019
‘Stop Trump’s Insane Actions!’ Interview with Venezuela’s Maduro, How to Avoid War By Nicolas Maduro and RT News, February 06, 2019
Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup By Whitney Webb, February 06, 2019
Petro-Islam: The Nexus Between Oil and Terrorism By Nauman Sadiq, February 05, 2019
Video: Abby Martin: Hands Off Venezuela By Abby Martin, February 05, 2019
Venezuela Confirms Coltan Deposits, $100 Billion in Gold Reserves By Latin American Herald Tribune, February 03, 2019
Is Oil Behind Washington’s Venezuela Coup Madness? By F. William Engdahl, February 03, 2019
Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: Trump’s Venezuela Plan By Gilbert Mercier and Ekaterina Blinova, February 03, 2019
US Intervention in Venezuela Portrayed as a “Humanitarian Mission”. “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) By Marc Vandepitte, February 03, 2019
Saving the Earth or Saving Capitalism? The Inconvenient Truth Behind Today’s Youth Climate Campaigns By Michael Welch and Cory Morningstar, February 03, 2019
New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of Its Economy” By Mark Weisbrot and The Real News Network, February 02, 2019
John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy By Telesur, January 31, 2019
Video: History of Oil – Hidden Cause of the First World War? By Robert Newman, January 31, 2019
Peculiarities of US Imperialism in Latin America By Prof. James Petras, January 30, 2019
Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s War on Venezuela By Garikai Chengu, January 30, 2019
The Experimental PolyMet Copper Sulfide Mine in Minnesota, the St Louis River, Lake Superior, and the Recent Brazilian Environmental Catastrophes By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, January 29, 2019
Power Play: The U.S. and Canada back a Coup in Venezuela By Michael Welch, Radhika Desai, Nino Pagliccia, and Lucas Koerner, January 27, 2019
Why Would the US Want Venezuela’s Oil When It Already Buys 41% of Its Total Exports? By Andrew Korybko, January 26, 2019
US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence By Tony Cartalucci, January 25, 2019
TransCanada and First Nations’ Rights: Who’s Banking the Coastal GasLink Pipeline? By Elana Sulakshana, January 25, 2019
Huge Backlog Could Trigger New Wave of Shale Oil By Nick Cunningham, January 22, 2019
During Government Shutdown, Trump Urged to Halt Fracking Permits, 2 Million-acre Lease Sale By Center For Biological Diversity, January 22, 2019
Report: U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Threatens to Unleash Climate Pollution Equivalent to Nearly 1,000 Coal Plants By Oil Change International, January 17, 2019
Canada’s Trudeau Accused of Violating First Nations Rights over Gas Pipeline By Andy Rowell, January 14, 2019
Fracked Shale Oil Wells Drying Up Faster Than Predicted, Wall Street Journal Finds By Sharon Kelly, January 12, 2019
Global Research News Hour: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization. The Most Significant Stories of 2018, Projections for 2019 By Michael Welch, Rick Rozoff, Andy Lee Roth, Dr. Jack Rasmus, and Dmitry Orlov, January 05, 2019
“Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran? By Whitney Webb, January 03, 2019
Sixteen Environmental, Public-health Organizations Oppose Greenwashing of Fracked Gas-to-methanol Refinery By Center For Biological Diversity, January 02, 2019
Whatever Happened to Peak Oil? Major New Shale Oil and Gas Discovery By F. William Engdahl, December 31, 2018
The Oil Game Has Changed By Marwan Salamah, December 26, 2018
Big Oil, Auto Industries Conspire to Destroy Liveability of Planet By Yves Engler, December 26, 2018
What is Really Happening in Venezuela? By Michael Welch and Steve Ellner, December 26, 2018
Blocking Nord Stream 2: To Fight “Russian Dictatorship,” US Dictates to Europe By Tony Cartalucci, December 20, 2018
A Green Future for Oman: A Trail for Environmentalism in the Arab World By Austin Bodetti, December 17, 2018
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 15, 2018
The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran By David William Pear, December 12, 2018
Multipolar World Order in the Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC. Towards a Tectonic Shift in the Global Energy Market? By Federico Pieraccini, December 12, 2018
Alberta Tar Sands Production Cuts Here to Stay: Indigenous-led Movement Will Make Sure of It By Stewart Phillip, December 10, 2018
In Another Blow to Keystone XL, Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work By Jessica Corbett, December 09, 2018
EPA Sued for Records of Andrew Wheeler Meetings with Oil Lobbyists By Center For Biological Diversity, December 06, 2018
The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production By Irina Slav, December 05, 2018
Trump Administration to Auction Off 900,000 Acres for Fracking in Nevada By Center For Biological Diversity, December 04, 2018
Qatar: We’re Quitting OPEC in 2019 By Middle East Eye, December 04, 2018
Journey into Obsolescence: Australia’s Adani Carmichael Mining Project By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 02, 2018
A Dangerous Distraction: Seven Myths Industry Uses to Sell “Renewable Gas” By Corporate Europe Observatory, November 30, 2018
Amnesia, Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year Anniversary By Lauren Smith, November 30, 2018
US-Saudi Ties: Drenched in Blood, Oil and Deceit By Joyce Chediac, November 30, 2018
The Yellow Vests Rebellion, Fierce Political Opposition in France. Emmanuel Macron’s Harsh Hikes in Fuel Prices By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, November 25, 2018
Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS Global Research interviews Whitney Webb By Michael Welch and Whitney Webb, November 25, 2018
USA Prepares to Add Venezuela to Its Terrorism List – Its Got a Lot of Oil You Know By True Publica, November 21, 2018
Putin Visits Turkey to Inaugurate New ‘Strategic’ TurkStream Pipeline By Ayse Karabat, November 19, 2018
Global Oil Price Deflation 2018. The Drift Toward Global Recession is Underway By Dr. Jack Rasmus, November 19, 2018
Environmental Disasters Foretold: Toxic Waste from Mining Disasters. Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana By Judith Marshall, November 14, 2018
Are Actions Against the Venezuelan Government Really About Oil? By John Foster, November 14, 2018
The Biggest Threat to Dollar Dominance By Irina Slav, November 13, 2018
Who Is Afraid of American Sanctions? By Dr. Elias Akleh, November 12, 2018
Court Orders Moratorium on Offshore Fracking Off California By Center For Biological Diversity, November 12, 2018
Federal Judge Rejects Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline By 350.org, November 12, 2018
Iran Sanctions – Trump Gives Waivers to Iran’s Major Customers? By Peter Koenig and Press TV, November 11, 2018
Remember Obama’s 2008 Climate Promises? By Brendan Montague, November 07, 2018
Iran Is Preparing for a Long Siege as the Global Squeeze Begins By Elijah J. Magnier, November 06, 2018
China Vows to Continue Iran Trade Despite U.S. Oil Sanctions By Tsvetana Paraskova, November 06, 2018
Video: Pompeo Announces Iran Sanctions ‘Waivers’ By Zero Hedge, November 06, 2018
Are Oil Prices Rising or Falling? By Marwan Salamah, November 04, 2018