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.
Provocations in the Gulf of Oman: Will John Bolton Get His War on Iran? By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Pepe Escobar, and Yves Engler, June 16, 2019
Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman. In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight By Hans Stehling, June 15, 2019
Beijing’s Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of “Rare Earths” By Stephen Lendman, June 11, 2019
India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider By Andrew Korybko, June 11, 2019
The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East? By Vanand Meliksetian, June 10, 2019
US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector By Ricardo Vaz, June 09, 2019
America’s “Golden Age” Might Lead to “Energy Colonialism”? By Andrew Korybko, June 08, 2019
Europe Has No Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” (Made in America) By Tony Cartalucci, June 07, 2019
The Fracking Endgame: Locked into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos By Food & Water Watch, June 06, 2019
A Third Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Disaster Is About to Occur. The Dangers of Experimental Copper Mining in Minnesota By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, June 06, 2019
US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions By Steven Sahiounie, June 06, 2019
Why Trump Now Wants Talks with Iran By Pepe Escobar, June 06, 2019
Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas By Sonali Kolhatkar, June 02, 2019
Death of South Africa’s Lonmin Mining House. “Murder by Money” By Prof. Patrick Bond, May 30, 2019
France and Ireland Tap up EU for €667 Million to Build Massive Energy Power Link By Sam Morgan, May 30, 2019
Growth in Renewable Energy Has Stalled. Investment Is Falling. But Why? By John Treat and Sean Sweeney, May 29, 2019
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The Rockefeller Way: The Family’s Covert ‘Climate Change’ Plan By The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, May 28, 2019
Predatory Corporations in South Africa: The Lonmin Mining House and the 2012 Marikana Massacre By Prof. Patrick Bond, May 27, 2019
Russian Gas to Germany: Will the U.S. Slap Sanctions on Nord Stream 2? By Nick Cunningham, May 26, 2019
Oiling the Wheels of Injustice. Indigenous Communities in the Amazon By Khaled Diab, May 23, 2019
Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2019
Oil and Global Rivalry By John Foster, May 18, 2019
Video: Houthis Strike Key Saudi Oil Pipeline Amid Growing Concern over Nearing US-Iranian Armed Conflict By South Front, May 16, 2019
Russia’s Nord Stream II Concerns Reveal Its Severe Systemic Vulnerabilities By Andrew Korybko, May 16, 2019
IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy By Nick Cunningham, May 10, 2019
A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About “New China Focus” in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama By F. William Engdahl, May 09, 2019
Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics By F. William Engdahl, May 06, 2019
US Troops in Syria for the “Long Haul” Atop “A Lot of Oil Resources”: Pentagon Official By Zero Hedge, May 06, 2019
Canadian Oil Driller Abruptly Shuts Down, Abandons 4,700 Wells By Irina Slav, May 05, 2019
‘Recipe for Disaster’: Trump Guts Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place after Deepwater Horizon Spill By Jake Johnson, May 05, 2019
What If Iran Retaliates and Shuts Down the Strait of Hormuz? By Scott Ritter, May 03, 2019
The Beginning of the End for British Shale Gas By Viktor Katona, May 03, 2019
South Africa: The Odious Debts Generated by Coal-fired Power Stations By Eric Toussaint, May 03, 2019
Trump’s Crusaders March to War By Eric Margolis, April 28, 2019
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US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too? By Andrew Korybko, April 24, 2019
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Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market? By Tsvetana Paraskova, April 24, 2019
Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates By Arabi Souri, April 23, 2019
Trump’s Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World By Telesur, April 22, 2019
Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For “Securing Libya’s Oil Resources” Amid Tripoli Fighting By Zero Hedge, April 20, 2019
Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive the Fuel Crisis? By Andrew Korybko, April 17, 2019
Trump Administration Ignores Environmental Impacts of Mining 30 Million Tons of Coal Near Bryce Canyon National Park By NRDC, April 17, 2019
Environmental Snags in Australia: The Approval Process for Adani, India’s Mining Giant By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 11, 2019
“The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis” (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean? By Andrew Korybko, April 10, 2019
Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held By Ricardo Vaz, April 10, 2019
Even Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch Dollar for Oil Trade over US Bullying Policies By Telesur, April 09, 2019
Saudis Threaten to Ditch Petrodollar as “Nuclear Option” to Block NOPEC Bill By Zero Hedge, April 05, 2019
The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented a New Legal Term to Target Pipeline Protesters By Andrew Malone and Vera Eidelman, April 03, 2019
Trump’s Golan Move Is Inconsistent with International Law. Virginian State Senator Richard H. Black By Richard H. Black and The Syria Times, April 01, 2019
Venezuela’s Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions By Dan Beeton, April 01, 2019
Welcome to Hell: Peruvian Mining City of La Rinconada By Andre Vltchek, March 29, 2019
Video: Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria By Dimitri Lascaris, March 29, 2019
Russia Should Take the US’ “European Energy Security Act” More Seriously By Andrew Korybko, March 28, 2019
U.S. on the Hunt for Iranian “Ghost Tankers”. Targeting Vessels Transporting Iranian Crude Oil By Irina Slav, March 22, 2019
Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela By Misión Verdad, March 18, 2019
War Against Venezuela Is War Against Us All By Christopher Black, March 17, 2019
Trade Wars: Trump Wants US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Replace Russian Natural Gas Nord Stream Exports to the EU By Stephen Lendman, March 14, 2019
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export By Joyce Nelson, March 13, 2019
Syria Ready for War to Regain Oil-Rich Golan Heights? By Kurt Nimmo, March 12, 2019
A Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal Mania By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 10, 2019
Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al: “Informed Consent” and the Political Contempt for Human Life By Judith Deutsch, March 09, 2019
BP’s Iraq Operations Praised by British Ambassador Prior to Fatal Basra Civil Unrest By Sophie Yeo, March 06, 2019
Washington’s Escalation to Venezuela’s Oil By Nino Pagliccia, March 06, 2019
Will Trump Take Action Against OPEC? By Nick Cunningham, March 05, 2019
The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent By Nicola Morrow, March 03, 2019
Economic Sabotage and Crimes against Humanity: Venezuela Must Sue the US at the International Court By Jay Janson, February 28, 2019
China’s Discovery of Major Gas Reserves in the Bohai Sea: How Will it Affect LNG Gas Imports from the US? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 27, 2019
The $32 Trillion Push to Disrupt the Entire Oil Industry By Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, February 27, 2019
Northwest Tribes Respond to Canada’s Continued Push for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion By Earth Justice, February 23, 2019
Fighting Pipelines, Defending Sovereignty By The Bullet, February 19, 2019
Is Venezuela Canada’s Modern Day El Dorado? By Nino Pagliccia, February 18, 2019
What’s Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region By F. William Engdahl, February 18, 2019
Indigenous Communities Halting Humanity’s Race to Disaster By Shane Quinn, February 16, 2019
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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