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.
UN Warns of Devastating Environmental Side Effects of Electric Car Boom By Eco Central, August 07, 2020
Trump Administration Approves the “Stealing” of Syria’s Oil By TRT World, August 06, 2020
The Tyranny of Lithium Extraction in Argentina By Yanis Iqbal, August 04, 2020
Despite Official Reports, China Has Been Importing Millions of Barrels of Iranian Crude Oil By Simon Watkins, August 04, 2020
Lithium and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia By Prof. Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano, July 31, 2020
US Oil Company Signs Deal with Syrian Kurds By Amberin Zaman, July 31, 2020
“Operation Gideon”: The Amphibious Assault against Venezuela. By Jack Delaney, July 31, 2020
Elon Musk Confesses to Lithium Coup in Bolivia By Telesur, July 29, 2020
The U.S. Empire Is Ending? A Turning Point in World History By Eric Zuesse, July 27, 2020
Environmental Impacts of Alberta’s Vista Coal Mine Project: Waiting for the Decision By Joyce Nelson, July 27, 2020
Towards a “New Cold War” in the Middle East: Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf and the Battle for Oil and Gas By Germán Gorraiz López, July 21, 2020
The Forgotten Conflict Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Is Threatening Energy Markets By Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, July 21, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing By Earth Justice, July 21, 2020
US War on Russia’s Natural Gas By Stephen Lendman, July 16, 2020
Gates, Bezos-backed Firm Searching for Cobalt in Canada By Cecilia Jamasmie, July 16, 2020
The Ravages of Lithium Extraction in Chile By Yanis Iqbal, July 16, 2020
Is U.S. Military Action against Venezuela Contemplated? Trump Wants to Extradite Maduro By Germán Gorraiz López, July 15, 2020
Has Saudi Arabia Once More Made a Catastrophic Oil Blunder? By F. William Engdahl, July 14, 2020
China and Iran Deepening Bilateral Ties. A 25-Year Strategic Partnership By Stephen Lendman, July 13, 2020
Trump Regime Wants Legitimate Iranian Fuel Shipments to Venezuela Seized By Stephen Lendman, July 05, 2020
Who’s Entitled? Diamond Mining and Internal Displacement in Botswana By Lital Khaikin, July 01, 2020
Video: Russian Private Military Contractors Took Control of Libya’s Largest Oil Field By South Front, June 30, 2020
Tales of Resistance: ‘The Cheapest Gasoline in the World’ By Jessica Dos Santos, June 29, 2020
Rechargeable Electric Car Batteries. Strategic Raw Materials By UNCTAD, June 24, 2020
Filing Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Alaska LNG Project By Center For Biological Diversity, June 24, 2020
California Governor Hands Out Fracking Permits on Behalf of Big Oil By Steve Horn, June 22, 2020
Is Kashmir a US Trap to Confront Russia and China? By Germán Gorraiz López, June 20, 2020
The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Eight Families By Dean Henderson, June 19, 2020
Towards a Baghdad-Moscow Axis? Russia’s Massive Oil Projects in Iraq By South Front, June 17, 2020
Nord Stream 2 Trade Geopolitics: Towards a US-Germany “Tariff War”. Washington Threatens Germany with Sanctions By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, June 11, 2020
Greek-Italian Maritime Deal Disrupts Turkey’s Endeavour for East Mediterranean Dominance By Paul Antonopoulos, June 11, 2020
Another Brewing Scandal: Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America’s Oil War in Yemen By Charlotte Dennett, June 10, 2020
A Pipelineistan Fable for Our Times By Pepe Escobar, June 09, 2020
The Arctic Northern Sea Route: Russia Conducts Record-Breaking Delivery of LNG to China By Malte Humpert, June 08, 2020
America’s Fracking Industry: Donald Trump’s Lost Dream for World Energy Domination By Felix Imonti, June 08, 2020
Oil Price Wars, Covid-19 Havoc and the Evolving US-China Trade War By John A. Mathews, June 08, 2020
Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of US “Spent” Reactor Fuel By Beyond Nuclear, June 05, 2020
Two U.S. Senators Determined to Stop Nord Stream 2 by Imposing Extra Sanctions By Paul Antonopoulos, June 05, 2020
Seeking Truth and Finding Oil By Greg Guma, June 03, 2020
US Tankers in Persian Gulf Will Not be Safe If Iranian Oil Shipments Seized: Political Analyst By Ed Corrigan and Tasnim News Agency, June 01, 2020
The U.S. War Machine Needs Oil: A War with Iran Is More Likely Then a War with China By Timothy Alexander Guzman, May 31, 2020
Will U.S. Shale Survive if Oil Price Hits $40? By Irina Slav, May 28, 2020
Iran and Venezuela: Standing Tall Against Imperial USA By Stephen Lendman, May 27, 2020
Trump Administration Again OKs Oil Drilling in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument By Center For Biological Diversity, May 27, 2020
A Cold War Is Heating Up this Summer By Steven Sahiounie, May 26, 2020
Bolivarian Government Denounces the Illegal Sale of Venezuelan State Company CITGO by the US By Orinoco Tribune, May 26, 2020
VIPS Memo: To the President—Avoid Hostilities Over Iranian Fuel Shipment to Venezuela By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, May 25, 2020
Trump Admin. Punishes Renewables While Bailing Out Oil and Gas By Christian Correa, May 21, 2020
Ukraine’s Port Odessa Welcomes First U.S. Crude Oil Cargo. Undermines Russia’s Oil and Gas By Tsvetana Paraskova, May 21, 2020
Only Three Countries Control Over 80% of Global Diamond Reserves By Justinas Baltrusaitis, May 13, 2020
China Might be a “Silver Bullet” for Countries in the Middle East. Might Jeopardize Relations with Washington By Azhar Azam, May 12, 2020
Lawsuit Targets Toxic Copper Mine Threatening Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness By Center For Biological Diversity, May 07, 2020
Ukraine Has Asked Russia to Fill Its Budget Holes By Paul Antonopoulos, May 06, 2020
Saudi Arabia: What Happens When the Oil Stops By David Hearst, April 27, 2020
Why Has the Price of Crude Oil Skydived? By Azhar Azam, April 24, 2020
Trump Administration Orders Chevron to Shutter Venezuela Operations By Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz, April 23, 2020
When Oil Markets Go Viral By Adam Hanieh, April 23, 2020
Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon “Another Deep-water Blowout Is Inevitable” By Andy Rowell, April 22, 2020
Unprecedented: “Oil Prices Can Go Negative” By Stephen Lendman, April 21, 2020
As US Shale Oil Plunges, Trump Admin Takes Aim at Venezuela By Whitney Webb, April 21, 2020
As Flint Water Crisis Enters Sixth Year, ‘Astounding’ Report Exposes Lies of Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder and Other Officials By Jessica Corbett, April 20, 2020
Oil Profits for Protection: US Extorts Saudi Arabia By Tony Cartalucci, April 19, 2020
The Russia-Saudi Oil-Price War Is a Fraud and a Farce By Mike Whitney, April 16, 2020
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Is Putin Laying a Petroleum Trap for Trump? By Scott Ritter, April 15, 2020
Washington Violates International Space Law By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, April 13, 2020
Ukraine Eyes America for Gas but Still Relies on Russia By Paul Antonopoulos, April 13, 2020
The Revival Of OPEC+ Is the Next Step in the New Detente By Andrew Korybko, April 06, 2020
Trump Asks Putin for Help in Oil War By Mike Whitney, April 01, 2020
Canadian Crude Selling for “Roughly the Same Price as a Big Mac” By Abizaid N. Alqassier, March 31, 2020
Crisis of Capitalism? Two Missing “Black Swan” Events By Marwan Salamah, March 19, 2020
We’re in a Recession, and It’s Likely to Get Worse By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, March 17, 2020
Video: Saudi-initiated All-out Oil War Could Lead to Collapse of Kingdom Itself By South Front, March 11, 2020
Russia’s Rejection of OPEC+ Was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations By Andrew Korybko, March 10, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire By Andrew Korybko, March 10, 2020
Conservation Groups Argue in Federal Court That Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Was Illegal By Center For Biological Diversity, March 09, 2020
Ancestral Lands and Canada’s First Nations: Whose Ways Must Take Precedence to Heal Mother Earth By Irwin Jerome, March 03, 2020
Brazil on the Brink of Environmental Collapse By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, March 03, 2020
Trudeau Enables Corporate Canada to Exploit Ethiopia’s Minerals By Yves Engler, March 02, 2020
Oregon’s Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay By Sharon Kelly, February 28, 2020
Canada’s First Nations: Ottawa Lays Bare the Lie It Calls “Reconciliation” By Corvin Russell, February 28, 2020