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.
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
Death of South Africa’s Lonmin Mining House. “Murder by Money” By Prof. Patrick Bond, May 30, 2019
France and Ireland Tap up EU for €667 Million to Build Massive Energy Power Link By Sam Morgan, May 30, 2019
Growth in Renewable Energy Has Stalled. Investment Is Falling. But Why? By John Treat and Sean Sweeney, May 29, 2019
Predatory Corporations in South Africa: The Lonmin Mining House and the 2012 Marikana Massacre By Prof. Patrick Bond, May 27, 2019
Russian Gas to Germany: Will the U.S. Slap Sanctions on Nord Stream 2? By Nick Cunningham, May 26, 2019
Oiling the Wheels of Injustice. Indigenous Communities in the Amazon By Khaled Diab, May 23, 2019
Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2019
Oil and Global Rivalry By John Foster, May 18, 2019
Video: Houthis Strike Key Saudi Oil Pipeline Amid Growing Concern over Nearing US-Iranian Armed Conflict By South Front, May 16, 2019
Russia’s Nord Stream II Concerns Reveal Its Severe Systemic Vulnerabilities By Andrew Korybko, May 16, 2019
IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy By Nick Cunningham, May 10, 2019
A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About “New China Focus” in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama By F. William Engdahl, May 09, 2019
Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics By F. William Engdahl, May 06, 2019
US Troops in Syria for the “Long Haul” Atop “A Lot of Oil Resources”: Pentagon Official By Zero Hedge, May 06, 2019
Canadian Oil Driller Abruptly Shuts Down, Abandons 4,700 Wells By Irina Slav, May 05, 2019
‘Recipe for Disaster’: Trump Guts Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place after Deepwater Horizon Spill By Jake Johnson, May 05, 2019
What If Iran Retaliates and Shuts Down the Strait of Hormuz? By Scott Ritter, May 03, 2019
The Beginning of the End for British Shale Gas By Viktor Katona, May 03, 2019
South Africa: The Odious Debts Generated by Coal-fired Power Stations By Eric Toussaint, May 03, 2019
Trump’s Crusaders March to War By Eric Margolis, April 28, 2019
Iranian
US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too? By Andrew Korybko, April 24, 2019
Aramco IPO
Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market? By Tsvetana Paraskova, April 24, 2019
Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates By Arabi Souri, April 23, 2019
Trump’s Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World By Telesur, April 22, 2019
Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For “Securing Libya’s Oil Resources” Amid Tripoli Fighting By Zero Hedge, April 20, 2019
Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive the Fuel Crisis? By Andrew Korybko, April 17, 2019