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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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
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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
Donald Trump: “I Will Take the Oil” By Global Research News, January 01, 2020
Syria Considers Suing Washington for Syrian Oil Theft and Violating Syria’s Sovereignty By Sarah Abed, December 30, 2019
2020: The Year of the Oil Bankruptcies By Alex Kimani, December 30, 2019
Trump Wants to Keep the Oil: Syria Mulls Suing US in International Court over ‘Stealing’ Country’s Oil By Tim Korso, December 30, 2019
US Strategy and What the Gas Pipeline War Is Costing Us By Manlio Dinucci, December 30, 2019
The Key to the Environmental Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet By Ellen Brown, December 29, 2019
The Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Took the World by Surprise. New Detente? By Andrew Korybko, December 26, 2019
Erdoğan’s Adventurism in Syria and Libya Has Left Turkey Weaker and Isolated By Paul Antonopoulos, December 26, 2019
Nord Stream 2, US Sanctions and Trump’s “Economic Suicide”? By Peter Koenig, December 26, 2019
Syria: Trump Administration Builds Military Base in Oil Field By Telesur, December 26, 2019
Syria: Saudi Troops Deployed to Protect Aramco Experts at Oil Field By Middle East Monitor, December 24, 2019
The Russia-Germany Pipeline Nord Stream 2: Washington to “Free” Europe from Freedom to Decide for Itself By Tony Cartalucci, December 23, 2019
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Sanctions, Security and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 23, 2019
Damascus Approved Two Oil Contracts with Russian Companies By Arabi Souri, December 22, 2019
US Sends More Troops to Syria Oil Fields By Middle East Monitor, December 16, 2019
Libya Is Likely to Become a Proxy Battlefront Between Greece and Turkey By Paul Antonopoulos, December 12, 2019
U.S. Efforts to Force Iran Out of European Energy Markets Has Failed By Paul Antonopoulos, December 10, 2019
Power of Siberia: Putin and the ‘Biden Memorial Pipeline’ to China By F. William Engdahl, December 08, 2019
Grand Canyon Under Threat as Trump’s Nuclear Working Group Considers Allowing Uranium Mining By Western Values Project, December 05, 2019
Global Warming and the Ozone Layer: What’s More Dangerous, CO2 or Nuclear War? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 05, 2019
Russia-China Cooperation, The Power of Siberia Project, Strategic Gas Pipelines By Arabi Souri, December 04, 2019
Video: Syrian Military Bombs Oil Smuggling Infrastructure in Turkish-Occupied Areas By South Front, December 01, 2019
Eastern Europe Is Turning into an Energy Battleground By RFE/RL, November 29, 2019
Just One Week After Trump Rolled Back Safety Measures, Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Texas Town By Andrea Germanos, November 28, 2019
Syrian Army Bombs Kurdish Tankers Smuggling Oil to Turkey, A Message to Trump By Arabi Souri, November 28, 2019
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Will Increase Carbon Emissions, Not Lower Them – Here’s Why By Stefan Andreasson, November 27, 2019
A New Pipeline Could Undo America’s Influence in Asia By Simon Watkins, November 27, 2019
Could Russia’s “Floating Nuclear Power Plants” Change the World Economy? By F. William Engdahl, November 26, 2019
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The Rockefeller Way: The Family’s Covert ‘Climate Change’ Plan By The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, November 25, 2019
While Wisconsin Residents Object to a $700 Million Gas Power Plant, Their Public Officials Submit Supportive Comments Ghostwritten by Industry By Matt Kasper, November 24, 2019
The Worst Is Over for Oil Markets By Nick Cunningham, November 21, 2019
China-Bolivia – A Lithium Deal, No More? By Peter Koenig, November 21, 2019
China, USA and the Geopolitics of Lithium By F. William Engdahl, November 19, 2019
“Unearthing Justice”: Canada’s Mining Industry, Environmental and Social Impacts By Richard Fidler, November 18, 2019
The Strategic Battle for Lithium. Huge Reserves in Bolivia, Argentina, Chile By Enzo Pellegrin, November 14, 2019
The Boom in US Shale Oil? The US is the Largest Oil Producer in the World By Nick Cunningham, November 14, 2019
Sleeping With The Third Reich: America’s Unspoken “Alliance” with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 13, 2019
Ruling Stops Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest By Center For Biological Diversity, November 13, 2019
Geopolitical Bombshell: Major New Oil Discovery in Iran By Stephen Lendman, November 13, 2019
The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Oil & Gas By Julianne Geiger, November 11, 2019
US Congressional Panel Outlines Next Phase of Dirty War on Syria: Occupy Oil Fields and Block Reconstruction By Ben Norton, November 11, 2019
Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil By Andrea Germanos, November 11, 2019
Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab By Peter Ford, November 11, 2019
Syria, Oil, and the Exceptional, Indispensable Kleptocrats By Kurt Nimmo, November 10, 2019
US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria’s Oil-Rich Region: Report By Zero Hedge, November 07, 2019
In Bolsanaro’s Brazil, Dams Are Ticking Time Bombs By Tchenna Maso, November 07, 2019
Is Russia Right About US Shale Energy? Geopolitics of LNG By F. William Engdahl, November 07, 2019
From Canada’s Election to Public Action: Beyond the Moral Tumor of Alberta Tar-Sands By Prof. John McMurtry, November 06, 2019
“Robbing” Syria’s Oil to Thwart Syria’s Recovery By Salman Rafi Sheikh, November 05, 2019
Dams, Rivers and Lakes: “Dammed” Good Questions About “The Green New Deal”. Ten Problems By Don Fitz, November 04, 2019
Nord Stream 2: There’s No Stopping the World’s Most Politically Charged Pipeline By Irina Slav, November 04, 2019
How Does Controlling Syria’s Oil Serve Washington’s Strategic Objectives? By Nauman Sadiq, November 04, 2019
Video: Syrian Oil and US Troop Withdrawal, Explained By South Front, November 03, 2019
Keystone Pipeline Does as Experts Predicted, Spills 383,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota By Ryan Schleeter, November 01, 2019
Trump’s Plan to Pillage Syrian Oil, Blatant Violation of International Law By Sarah Abed, November 01, 2019
Trump Slides an American Foot in the Door in Syria By Steven Sahiounie, November 01, 2019
Rebuilding Syria – Without Syria’s Oil By Pepe Escobar, November 01, 2019