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.
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Indigenous People’s Rights and Canada’s ‘Vampire’ Pension Plan By Prof. James K. Rowe and Prof. Alexis Shotwel, August 23, 2019
World Watching the Fate of Iranian Tanker By Prof. Vijay Prashad, August 23, 2019
Trump Regime Threatens Illegal Sanctions on Nations Legally Buying Iranian Oil By Stephen Lendman, August 23, 2019
US Unveils Warrant for Seizure of Iran-operated Grace 1 By Press TV, August 22, 2019
Trump’s Anti-Iran Warrant By Stephen Lendman, August 19, 2019
Canada Oil Pipeline Contract Threatens Integrity of Mother Earth’s Native Peoples By Irwin Jerome, August 18, 2019
Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA By Elijah J. Magnier, August 16, 2019
Report: ‘No Evidence that Fracking Can Operate without Threatening Public Health’ By Tara Lohan, August 15, 2019
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Its Tragic Aftermath By Rossen Vassilev Jr., August 14, 2019
Contrasting Development Experiences of the Arab World and East Asia By Prof. Ray Bush, August 12, 2019
Caught in the Strait. Britain’s Confrontation with Iran By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, August 07, 2019
Trump and the World By Robert Fantina, August 04, 2019
US Stealing Syrian Oil. Controls About 30% of Syrian Territory By Stephen Lendman, July 30, 2019
Water Not Oil: Battle Cry of the Blue Planet By Irwin Jerome, July 29, 2019
Tanker Seizures and the Threat to the Global Economy from “Resurgent Imperialism” By Craig Murray, July 29, 2019
Dying to Forget – Oil, Power, Palestine, & the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East By Jim Miles, July 29, 2019
Tanker-War: Everything Is Ideological By Padraig McGrath, July 28, 2019
Did John Bolton Light the Fuse of the UK-Iranian Tanker Crisis? By Gareth Porter, July 26, 2019
Iran: How Bolton tricked Clueless UK Conservatives into Confrontation with Tehran By Juan Cole, July 25, 2019
Phony Blame Game: Russia Linked to Iran’s UK Tanker Seizure? By Stephen Lendman, July 23, 2019
Aramco IPO
The Oil Crisis Saudi Arabia Can’t Solve By Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, July 23, 2019
‘The Bolton Gambit Succeeded’: Critics Warn Top Trump Adviser Has Put UK on Path to War with Iran By Jake Johnson, July 23, 2019
Will Persian Gulf ‘Tanker War’ Become a Shooting War? By Rep. Ron Paul, July 23, 2019
Washington’s Bully Tactics Have Failed to Persuade Tehran to Negotiate a New Nuclear Deal By Sarah Abed, July 21, 2019
Erdogan, Cyprus and the Future of NATO By F. William Engdahl, July 21, 2019
Piracy or War? By Christopher Black, July 21, 2019
Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow’s “Pivot to Africa” By Andrew Korybko, July 19, 2019
‘An Insanely Bad Move’: Experts Sound Alarm as Trump’s Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections By Jessica Corbett, July 19, 2019
The UK Must Release the Iranian Tanker; The UAE’s Mission to Tehran By Elijah J. Magnier, July 16, 2019
Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74 By Ethan Indigo Smith, July 16, 2019
Trump, Netanyahu, Pence and Bolton: The Four Horsemen of the Nuclear Apocalypse By Hans Stehling, July 16, 2019
America Pours “Oil into Fire” in Persian Gulf. Strategic Waterways. Control of Strait of Hormuz By M. K. Bhadrakumar, July 15, 2019
Oil Prices Rise in Response to the U.S.-Iran Tensions in the Gulf By Steven Sahiounie, July 14, 2019
60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies By Robert Dodge, July 14, 2019
Trump, Brits Tireless in Attempt to Get War on Iran Going By Kurt Nimmo, July 13, 2019
Europe and the JCPOA: International Hypocrisy, Will the US Start a Disastrous War in the Middle East? By Robert Fantina, July 13, 2019
Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker By South Front, July 13, 2019
Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go? By Peter Koenig, July 12, 2019
OIL: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis By Michael T. Klare, July 12, 2019
The High Costs of Military Air Shows By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, July 10, 2019
Iran Rightfully Increases Uranium Stockpiles and Enrichment Beyond JCPOA Limits By Sarah Abed, July 10, 2019
Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran By Rep. Ron Paul, July 09, 2019
The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone By Harvey Wasserman, July 09, 2019
Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal By Elijah J. Magnier, July 08, 2019
Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria! By Arabi Souri, July 08, 2019
Video: British Marines Seized Iranian Oil Tanker By South Front, July 06, 2019
Trump Orders More Suffering on Syrian Civilians. US-EU Supported Terrorists’ Control of Oil and Gas Wells By Steven Sahiounie, July 06, 2019
Lawsuit Seeks to Block Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest By WildEarth Guardians, July 06, 2019
Mirage Named INSTEX and the Iran Sanctions Regime: Review over European JCPOA Report By Mehrnews, July 04, 2019
New Legal Challenges Launched to Keystone XL Pipeline Approval By Center For Biological Diversity, July 02, 2019
‘We Need to Ban Fracking’: New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate By Jake Johnson, July 01, 2019
How Sen. Rick Scott Became Big Oil’s Point Man on Venezuelan Regime Change By Dan Cohen, July 01, 2019
Latest Weapon of US Imperialism: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) By Federico Pieraccini, June 29, 2019
Water Not Oil: Battle Cry of the “Blue Planet” By Irwin Jerome, June 28, 2019
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Trump Administration to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Make Room for More Oil Tankers By Center For Biological Diversity, June 28, 2019
Trudeau Should Cut His Losses on the Trans Mountain Pipeline By Gordon Laxer, June 26, 2019
Not Another Mount Polley! Minnesota Delegation in Toronto to Sound Alarm over PolyMet Mine By Amnesty International Canada, June 26, 2019
What Ever Happened to the Energy Transition? By John Treat, June 26, 2019
Falling Oil Profits Drive U.S. War Threats Against Iran? By Bill Dores, June 26, 2019
The Golden Asteroid that Could Make Everyone on Earth a Billionaire By Joao Peixe, June 26, 2019
Will the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Extend into the Middle East? By Andrew Korybko, June 25, 2019
Sanctions Are “Genocidal”, and They Are America’s “Favorite Weapon” By Justin Podur, June 20, 2019
India
The US Is Now India’s Number One Trading Partner and Ally, Jeopardizing Russia’s Pipeline Plans By Andrew Korybko, June 19, 2019
Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf? By Manlio Dinucci, June 19, 2019
Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Demands Fracking Permit Pause, Investigation of Cancer Crisis By Food & Water Watch, June 18, 2019
Behind the Scenes and Elections: Koch-Oil Big Lies and Ecocide Writ Large in Canada By Prof. John McMurtry, June 17, 2019
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