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.
Hurricane Florence: Flood Danger to Brunswick Nuclear Plant on North Carolina Cape Fear River By Roy Morrison, September 14, 2018
Will the U.S. Let India Continue to Import Iranian Crude? By Tim Daiss, September 12, 2018
We Can No Longer Afford a Fossil Fuel Economy By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, September 10, 2018
Invasion and Interference: US Designs on Venezuela By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, September 07, 2018
Oil Change International Responds to Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal’s Quashing of Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline’s Cabinet Approval By Oil Change International, August 31, 2018
Killing for Coal (Literally) By Basav Sen, August 30, 2018
China and the Planetary Environment, Climate Change By Shane Quinn, August 28, 2018
Trump Moves to Open 1.6 Million Acres of California Public Lands to Fracking By Olivia Rosane, August 27, 2018
Greenhouse Gases Continue Their Massive Rise By Shane Quinn, August 21, 2018
BP and Big Oil Drive Society Over the “Climate Cliff” By Andy Rowell, August 20, 2018
My Lai 50 Years Later, The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King, Remembering Michael Ruppert By Michael Welch, William Pepper, Colonel Ann Wright, Yves Engler, Michael Ruppert, Mark Robinowitz, Mimi German, and Carolyn Baker, August 20, 2018
Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – The Final Demise of Dollar Hegemony? By Peter Koenig, August 18, 2018
Living Forests: Ecuador’s Kichwa People of Sarayaku Launch Defence of Indigenous Territories Worldwide By Bethany Pitts, August 16, 2018
As America Burns From Climate Change, Trump Officials Attend Denial Conference to Discuss Why Climate Change Is Fake By Andy Rowell, August 15, 2018
Destabilizing Impacts of US Policies. The End of the US Unipolar Moment Is Irreversible By Federico Pieraccini, August 15, 2018
Destruction of the Biosphere, Timeframe of Global Climate Change: A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival By Robert J. Burrowes, August 14, 2018
Russia Finance Minister: We May Abandon Dollar in Oil Trade as It Is Becoming “Too Risky” By Zero Hedge, August 13, 2018
U.S.
Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal By Eric Zuesse, August 12, 2018
“Life Canada” vs. the Kinder-Morgan Oil-Tar Scheme By Prof. John McMurtry, August 10, 2018
Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy? By Whitney Webb, August 10, 2018
The Geopolitics of Oil: America’s About to Unleash Its “NOPEC Superweapon” Against the Russians and Saudis By Andrew Korybko, August 08, 2018
3-Year Old Report on Fracking Risks Quietly Published This Week After Cuadrilla Permit Awarded By True Publica, August 06, 2018
Chinese State Oil Major Suspends U.S. Oil Imports Amid Trade War By Tsvetana Paraskova, August 06, 2018
Can Iran Legally Close the Strait of Hormuz? By Faramarz Davar, August 01, 2018
Ethiopia and U.S. Geopolitics in the Horn of Africa By Rob Prince, July 30, 2018
US Suddenly Buys More Ecuadorian Oil: Is Trump Also Buying Assange’s Arrest? By Whitney Webb, July 29, 2018
Mexico’s New Populist President Considers Foreign Pipeline Plans Despite Indigenous Protests By Steve Horn, July 26, 2018
Saudi Oil Shipment Halt: A Potential Watershed in the Yemen War By James M. Dorsey, July 26, 2018
The Might of Petro Dollar: Why Saudi Arabia Can Continue Its Atrocities in Yemen? By Paul Antonopoulos, July 24, 2018
Mainstream Media Obscure Most Important Issues From Public Eyes By Shane Quinn, July 24, 2018
The ‘eBus or bust’ Approach Ignores Damning LA Times Report By Rosemary Frei, July 19, 2018
The Real Problem with Palm Oil By Tim Hunt and Mackenzie Denyer, July 19, 2018
Refiner in China Replacing US Imports with Iranian Crude. Beijing Slaps Tariffs on American Crude Oil By Financial Tribune, July 17, 2018
Chaos at the NATO Summit Benefits Eurasian Integration By Federico Pieraccini, July 16, 2018
Oil Producers and Consumers Are the Final Losers By Marwan Salamah, July 15, 2018
Trump Is Seeding War Clouds Over Iran By Michael S. Rozeff, July 13, 2018
European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust with “America First” Policies Mount By Elliott Gabriel, July 12, 2018
North Korea Advances in Sustainable Farming and Renewable Energy By Kim Soobok, July 12, 2018
Trump’s Using Russian Gas Rhetoric to Control Germany and Support Poland By Andrew Korybko, July 11, 2018
Washington’s Latest Myths, Lies and Oil Wars. “A Coherent Strategy to Promote Disruption in Key Oil Flows” By F. William Engdahl, July 08, 2018
Venezuela: Was Another World Possible? By Julia Buxton and Michael Welch, July 08, 2018
Iran oil, US sanctions
Iran Looks to Barter Oil as U.S. Sanctions Bite By Tsvetana Paraskova, July 06, 2018
Trump Pressed Aides, Latin American Leaders on US Invasion of Venezuela By Bill Van Auken, July 05, 2018
Iran’s Rhetoric Is Meant to Raise the Oil Price By Andrew Korybko, July 04, 2018
Libya Has Reached Its Turning Point. The Battle for Oil, “US-NATO Go Home” By Richard Galustian, July 01, 2018
Obsessed With Regime Change: Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, July 01, 2018
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Continues to Disrupt Marine Life By Steve Hanley, June 30, 2018
US Sanctions Against Iran Aimed at Regime Change By Peter Symonds, June 30, 2018
Seven Years Ago, UK Environment Agency Warned that 12 of Our 19 Nuclear Sites Were in Danger of Flooding and Erosion By Nuclear Industries, June 26, 2018
US, China and Ultra-Low Oil Prices By Dr. Dan Steinbock, June 24, 2018
Malaysian-Saudi Relations: A Lesson in the Pitfalls of Authoritarianism and Autocracy By James M. Dorsey, June 24, 2018
Chinese-Owned Company Forges Ahead with US Lithium Mine in Former Supervolcano By Sputnik, June 23, 2018
Pipeline Geopolitics: Russia Takes Gas to South Asia By Andrew Korybko, June 22, 2018
Oil Giants Shell and Eni Face Trial in Milan Over Bribery Allegations in Biggest Corruption Case Facing Sector in Years By Chloe Farand, June 19, 2018
Trudeau’s Troubles: Pipelines, Tariffs, and the Wrath of Trump By Michael Welch, David Hughes, David Orchard, and John Helmer, June 18, 2018
‘We Are No Longer Your Backyard’: Bolivia’s Evo Morales Condemns US Interventionism in Venezuela, Latin America By Telesur, June 17, 2018
UK – Building a Nuclear Nightmare on ‘Technology Far from Proven’ By Simon Roach, June 15, 2018
UK Worst of G7 Countries for ‘Hiding’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies. “Fudging” How Much Money Spent on Subsidizing Coal and Fossil Fuel Use By Chloe Farand, June 12, 2018
After Trumps Solar Panel Tariffs – $2.5 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects Shelved By True Publica, June 12, 2018
British Medical Journal Editorial By Ruth Hayhurst, June 11, 2018
Helen Caldicott: The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Continues Unabated. Radioactive Waste into the Pacific Ocean By Dr. Helen Caldicott, June 10, 2018
Venezuela: Vanguard of a New World. Iran to Follow in the Same Footsteps? By Peter Koenig, June 08, 2018
“We Cannot Defy the US”: EU Oil Refiners Fold to Trump, Will Stop Buying Iran Crude By Zero Hedge, June 07, 2018
Did Fracking Cause the Hawaii Volcanic Eruption? By Jon Rappoport, June 07, 2018
Video: Syrian Government, SDF Reach Agreement on Omar Oil Field By South Front, June 05, 2018
Failures of the Petro-Dollar? Africa Speculates Joining Russia, China, India and EU in the “De-Dollarisation” of Oil Trades By True Publica, June 04, 2018
China’s Petro-yuan “Becomes Real”: India Joins International Group Dumping US Dollars in Oil Trades to Bypass US Sanctions By True Publica, June 03, 2018
Pipeline Geopolitics: The US is Against Russia’s Nord Stream II Because of the “Three Seas Initiative” By Andrew Korybko, June 03, 2018
Big Oil and the Arctic: Chevron Pressured to Stay Away from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge By Sierra Club, June 02, 2018
Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival By Charlie Smith, June 01, 2018
Pipeline Geopolitics: Why is Russia Maintaining Its Gas Transit Pipelines Through Ukraine Open? By Andrew Korybko, May 31, 2018
Trudeau’s Reckless Support for Kinder-Morgan. Billions of Tax Dollars to Buy an Unbuildable, Financially Doomed Pipeline By Adam Scott, May 30, 2018
Canada’s Deal to Purchase Kinder Morgan Assets By Adam Scott, May 30, 2018
Not for Sale: Congo’s Forests Must be Protected from the Fossil Fuels Industry By Global Witness, May 30, 2018
Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves By Whitney Webb, May 28, 2018
Will Russia’s “Energy Diplomacy” Help Vietnam and China Make a Deal? By Andrew Korybko, May 26, 2018
Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline, Civil Society to Justin Trudeau: “The Time for Investment in New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Is Over” By Andy Rowell, May 25, 2018
Bulgarian Government Thinks that Reviving the South Stream Pipeline Will Make It More Strategic By Andrew Korybko, May 21, 2018
Is Russia About to Abandon the OPEC Deal? By Irina Slav, May 20, 2018
The Dispossession of Canada’s First Nations and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline By Kim Petersen, May 20, 2018