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.
Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s War on Venezuela By Garikai Chengu, January 30, 2019
The Experimental PolyMet Copper Sulfide Mine in Minnesota, the St Louis River, Lake Superior, and the Recent Brazilian Environmental Catastrophes By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, January 29, 2019
Power Play: The U.S. and Canada back a Coup in Venezuela By Michael Welch, Radhika Desai, Nino Pagliccia, and Lucas Koerner, January 27, 2019
Why Would the US Want Venezuela’s Oil When It Already Buys 41% of Its Total Exports? By Andrew Korybko, January 26, 2019
US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence By Tony Cartalucci, January 25, 2019
TransCanada and First Nations’ Rights: Who’s Banking the Coastal GasLink Pipeline? By Elana Sulakshana, January 25, 2019
Huge Backlog Could Trigger New Wave of Shale Oil By Nick Cunningham, January 22, 2019
During Government Shutdown, Trump Urged to Halt Fracking Permits, 2 Million-acre Lease Sale By Center For Biological Diversity, January 22, 2019
Report: U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Threatens to Unleash Climate Pollution Equivalent to Nearly 1,000 Coal Plants By Oil Change International, January 17, 2019
Canada’s Trudeau Accused of Violating First Nations Rights over Gas Pipeline By Andy Rowell, January 14, 2019
Fracked Shale Oil Wells Drying Up Faster Than Predicted, Wall Street Journal Finds By Sharon Kelly, January 12, 2019
Global Research News Hour: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization. The Most Significant Stories of 2018, Projections for 2019 By Michael Welch, Rick Rozoff, Andy Lee Roth, Dr. Jack Rasmus, and Dmitry Orlov, January 05, 2019
“Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran? By Whitney Webb, January 03, 2019
Sixteen Environmental, Public-health Organizations Oppose Greenwashing of Fracked Gas-to-methanol Refinery By Center For Biological Diversity, January 02, 2019
Whatever Happened to Peak Oil? Major New Shale Oil and Gas Discovery By F. William Engdahl, December 31, 2018
The Oil Game Has Changed By Marwan Salamah, December 26, 2018
Big Oil, Auto Industries Conspire to Destroy Liveability of Planet By Yves Engler, December 26, 2018
What is Really Happening in Venezuela? By Michael Welch and Steve Ellner, December 26, 2018
Blocking Nord Stream 2: To Fight “Russian Dictatorship,” US Dictates to Europe By Tony Cartalucci, December 20, 2018
A Green Future for Oman: A Trail for Environmentalism in the Arab World By Austin Bodetti, December 17, 2018
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 15, 2018
The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran By David William Pear, December 12, 2018
Multipolar World Order in the Making: Qatar Dumps OPEC. Towards a Tectonic Shift in the Global Energy Market? By Federico Pieraccini, December 12, 2018
Alberta Tar Sands Production Cuts Here to Stay: Indigenous-led Movement Will Make Sure of It By Stewart Phillip, December 10, 2018
In Another Blow to Keystone XL, Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work By Jessica Corbett, December 09, 2018
EPA Sued for Records of Andrew Wheeler Meetings with Oil Lobbyists By Center For Biological Diversity, December 06, 2018
The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut or Not to Cut Production By Irina Slav, December 05, 2018
Trump Administration to Auction Off 900,000 Acres for Fracking in Nevada By Center For Biological Diversity, December 04, 2018
Qatar: We’re Quitting OPEC in 2019 By Middle East Eye, December 04, 2018
Journey into Obsolescence: Australia’s Adani Carmichael Mining Project By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 02, 2018
A Dangerous Distraction: Seven Myths Industry Uses to Sell “Renewable Gas” By Corporate Europe Observatory, November 30, 2018
Amnesia, Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year Anniversary By Lauren Smith, November 30, 2018
US-Saudi Ties: Drenched in Blood, Oil and Deceit By Joyce Chediac, November 30, 2018
The Yellow Vests Rebellion, Fierce Political Opposition in France. Emmanuel Macron’s Harsh Hikes in Fuel Prices By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, November 25, 2018
Video: Khashoggi and the Take Down of Saudi Crown Prince MBS Global Research interviews Whitney Webb By Michael Welch and Whitney Webb, November 25, 2018
USA Prepares to Add Venezuela to Its Terrorism List – Its Got a Lot of Oil You Know By True Publica, November 21, 2018
Putin Visits Turkey to Inaugurate New ‘Strategic’ TurkStream Pipeline By Ayse Karabat, November 19, 2018
Global Oil Price Deflation 2018. The Drift Toward Global Recession is Underway By Dr. Jack Rasmus, November 19, 2018
Environmental Disasters Foretold: Toxic Waste from Mining Disasters. Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana By Judith Marshall, November 14, 2018
Are Actions Against the Venezuelan Government Really About Oil? By John Foster, November 14, 2018
The Biggest Threat to Dollar Dominance By Irina Slav, November 13, 2018
Who Is Afraid of American Sanctions? By Dr. Elias Akleh, November 12, 2018
Court Orders Moratorium on Offshore Fracking Off California By Center For Biological Diversity, November 12, 2018
Federal Judge Rejects Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline By 350.org, November 12, 2018
Iran Sanctions – Trump Gives Waivers to Iran’s Major Customers? By Peter Koenig and Press TV, November 11, 2018
Remember Obama’s 2008 Climate Promises? By Brendan Montague, November 07, 2018
Iran Is Preparing for a Long Siege as the Global Squeeze Begins By Elijah J. Magnier, November 06, 2018
China Vows to Continue Iran Trade Despite U.S. Oil Sanctions By Tsvetana Paraskova, November 06, 2018
Video: Pompeo Announces Iran Sanctions ‘Waivers’ By Zero Hedge, November 06, 2018
Are Oil Prices Rising or Falling? By Marwan Salamah, November 04, 2018
Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency By Sheep Media, November 04, 2018
Harsh US Sanctions to Have Limited Effect on Iran? By Stephen Lendman, November 03, 2018
New Iran Sanctions Risk Long-term US Isolation By Patrick Lawrence, November 02, 2018
Iranian
Stiff New US Economic Sanctions against Iran Imminent. Implications for the EU. Circumventing Dollar Transactions. Will Brussels Bypass the SWIFT Interbank Financial System By Stephen Lendman, November 01, 2018
Ottawa Doubles Down on Double Standards. Canada’s $15 Billion Armaments Deal with The Saudis By Jim Miles, October 29, 2018
America’s Worst Ever Ecological Disaster? The Gulf of Mexico Taylor Energy Platform By Stephen Lendman, October 26, 2018
The EU, Russia, China Plan to Avert Iran Oil Sanctions: New Banking Architecture, Bypass US Dollar Trade By F. William Engdahl, October 24, 2018
Grand Renaissance Dam
Kuwait-Turkey Military Cooperation Alarms Saudi Arabia By Abdus Sattar Ghazali, October 21, 2018
NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China By Andrew Korybko, October 20, 2018
Bypassing US Sanctions. Russia to Refine Iranian Oil for Export By Stephen Lendman, October 16, 2018
Maduro
Why Is the CBC Lying About Venezuela? Trudeau Government Favors US Intervention By Alison Bodine, October 15, 2018
US Sanctions on Riyadh Would Mean Washington Is Stabbing Itself By Turki Aldakhil, October 15, 2018
Vanadium
The Electric Revolution: Move Aside Lithium, Vanadium Is the New Super-Metal for Bigger Batteries By James Burgess, October 12, 2018
Kuwait Stops Exporting Crude to the U.S. By Irina Slav, October 11, 2018
India
Keeping Modi in Power: Why India Might Secure an Anti-Iranian Sanctions Waiver From the US By Andrew Korybko, October 10, 2018
NAFTA 2.0
Review of the Renegotiated NAFTA: Benefits and Drawbacks to Canada By Professor John Ryan, October 10, 2018
Chevron, Corporations and the Law Versus Life and Lives By Harry Glasbeek, October 09, 2018
Oil Price Rally Boosts Electric Car Sales By Tsvetana Paraskova, October 09, 2018
India
India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat By Stephen Lendman, October 06, 2018
Open Letter From UK Academics: The Harsh Sentencing of Anti-fracking Campaigners Sets a Dangerous Precedent By Andrea Brock, Dr Amber Huff, and Prof. Lyla Mehta, October 03, 2018
Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb for Oil Markets By Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, October 02, 2018
Oil Market Shocked as China’s Top Refiner Halves Iranian Oil Imports By Tsvetana Paraskova, September 30, 2018
Grand Renaissance Dam
Ethiopia Saudi Arabia Relations: Geopolitical and Economic Alignments, Will Ethiopia Become a Member of the GCC+ By Andrew Korybko, September 29, 2018
The Day Fracking Protest Became a Jailable Offence — In Pictures By Mat Hope, September 27, 2018
Towards an Oil Price Spike? $100 Oil a Barrel Is a Distinct Possibility By Nick Cunningham, September 26, 2018
Indiana Utility Chooses Solar and Storage Over Coal: An Ecological Transformation Starts to Emerge? By Roy Morrison, September 24, 2018
Saudi Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Power and Profit By James M. Dorsey, September 20, 2018
Aramco IPO
Saudi Imperatives and The Two-Trillion Bubble: What Aramco IPO Reveals About Crown Prince MBS’s 2030 Vision By James M. Dorsey, September 19, 2018
The Currency War Will Escalate as China’s ‘Petro-Yuan’ Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed ‘Petro-Dollar’ By Timothy Alexander Guzman, September 16, 2018
Iraq
Washington’s “Divide and Rule Strategy” in Basra, Home of Iraq’s Biggest Oil Fields By Dr. Dina Y. Sulaeman, September 15, 2018