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.
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
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 28, 2020
In Defense of Mother Earth: Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet’suwet’en! By Alison Bodine, February 28, 2020
The Movement to Protect Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining.Threat to People, Land, Water and Wildlife By Center For Biological Diversity, February 26, 2020
Trump’s $1.5 Billion Uranium Stockpile: A Solution in Search of a Problem By John Krzyzaniak, February 25, 2020
Constitution Pipeline Project Scrapped By Earth Justice, February 24, 2020
Corporations as Private Sovereign Powers: The Case of Total By Alain Deneault, February 24, 2020
Nord Stream 2: Why Ukraine and Poland Are Against It By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, February 18, 2020
Global Mining Corporations Have a Friend in the New Guatemalan Government By Ellen Moore and Jen Moore, February 17, 2020
2.5M Pounds of Radioactive Waste Illegally Dumped in Oregon Landfill By Monica Samayoa, February 17, 2020
The Metal Trump Wants More than Gold. China’s Control Over Strategic Metals By Charles Kennedy, February 14, 2020
Traditional Indigenous and White Man’s Conflicting Rules of Law: A Coming to Terms that Hasn’t Been Resolved Since “First Contact” By Irwin Jerome, February 14, 2020
Invisible Mega Oil Spill Beyond the Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick Satellite Footprint By Igal Berenshtein, Claire B. Paris, Natalie Perlin, and et al., February 14, 2020
Is Oil Behind Washington’s Venezuela Coup Madness? By F. William Engdahl, February 13, 2020
Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en First Nation Territory. Uprising Across Canada By Joyce Nelson, February 12, 2020
Energy Company Drops Lake Huron Nuclear Waste Plan Following Saugeen Ojibway Nation Vote By Native News Online, February 12, 2020
The Russia-India Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran, Not the US By Andrew Korybko, February 12, 2020
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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 12, 2020
US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence By Tony Cartalucci, February 12, 2020
West Virginia Legislation: The Criminalization of Peaceful Protests against Oil and Gas “Critical Infrastructure”. Anti-protest Bills By Connor Gibson, February 10, 2020
The American Empire Mistakenly Believes the Shale Oil-Gas Revolution Will Continue Until 2050 and Beyond By Dr. Leon Tressell, February 10, 2020
Gas Wars in the Mediterranean By Mike Whitney, February 10, 2020
No New Nuclear By Radiation Free Lakeland, February 09, 2020
Iraq Is on the Brink of an Energy Crisis By Simon Watkins, February 07, 2020
Victory for Canada’s First Nations: Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron from a Nuclear Waste Dump By Joyce Nelson, February 03, 2020
US Sanctions Bar Iran from Accessing $5B Energy Export Revenue By Tsvetana Paraskova, January 30, 2020
The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX): Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the Russians By Joyce Nelson, January 29, 2020
US Government Represents Lawless Billionaires By Mark Taliano and Press TV, January 29, 2020
The Struggle to End Imperialist Militarism in the 21st Century By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 28, 2020
EPA’s New Water Rule a Mockery of Science and the Clean Water Act By Derrick Z. Jackson, January 27, 2020
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E): Monopoly Power and Disasters by the Rich 1% By Peter Phillips and Tim Ogburn, January 23, 2020
The Mad Geopolitics of Israel’s EastMed Gas Pipeline By F. William Engdahl, January 20, 2020
The Cannabis Industry’s Dirty Energy Secret By James Burgess, January 16, 2020
Middle Eastern Wars Have Always Been About Oil By Washington's Blog, January 15, 2020
Persian Peril: The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani and the Prospect of War with Iran By Michael Welch, Glenn Michalchuk, and Pepe Escobar, January 15, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Plan to Frack, Drill 1 Million Acres of California Public Lands, Minerals By Center For Biological Diversity, January 15, 2020
Turkish-backed GNA Leader Fayez al-Sarraj Is on the Verge of Losing Tripoli By Paul Antonopoulos, January 13, 2020
Iraq – Why Doesn’t the US Move Out Despite the Iraqi Parliament’s Decision? By Peter Koenig, January 11, 2020
Financial N-Option Will Settle Trump’s Oil War By Pepe Escobar, January 07, 2020
Venezuela: Disturbing Echoes of History – A Presentation by Maria Páez Victor By Michael Welch and Dr. Maria Páez Victor, January 05, 2020
More US Fuel on the Middle East Fire: Trump Orders New Troop Deployment to the Region By Stephen Lendman, January 03, 2020
Video: US Sanctions and the Caesar Act, Oil and Gas, Chemical Weapons, and the Syrian Response By Bouthaina Shaaban and Arabi Souri, January 03, 2020