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.
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
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