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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British Columbia’s Mount Polley Copper Mining Disaster of 2014 By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, February 22, 2018
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How the £1.3 Billion EIB Loan Uses Public Money to Muddy Democracy, the Environment and Climate Change Targets By Katie Hodgetts, February 11, 2018
The Demolition of U.S. Global Power. The Accelerated Collapse of American Global Hegemony By Prof Alfred McCoy, February 11, 2018
Toxic Copper Mine Tailings Ponds to be Located Upstream from the St Louis River and Lake Superior By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, January 31, 2018
Fifteen Years After the Invasion of Iraq: The Anglo-American Oil Giants Start to Flaunt the Spoils of Imperial Conquest By Rory, January 27, 2018
Anniversary of the Trump Presidency Part One: Peak Oil and the Deep State By Michael Welch, David Hughes, and Mark Robinowitz, January 20, 2018
Alberta’s XL Bailout a Desperate Attempt to Save TransCanada’s Doomed Keystone XL By Oil Change International, January 19, 2018
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Fukushima Darkness: Radiation of Triple Meltdowns Felt Worldwide By Robert Hunziker, January 12, 2018
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Week in Review: Marijuana Politics, Offshore Drilling, Regime Change in Iran By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, January 08, 2018
Trump Administration Releases Plan to Recklessly Expand Drilling off America’s Coasts By Sierra Club, January 05, 2018
Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Pipeline Face Indigenous Resistance South of Border By Steve Horn, January 03, 2018
Africa in Review 2017: AFRICOM, Finance Capital and the Elusive Independent Policy By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 01, 2018
Trump Administration Repeals Obama Rule Designed to Make Fracking Safer By Lorraine Chow, December 31, 2017
Deep Sea Mining. Environmental Impacts on the Sea Floor By Elaine Maslin, December 27, 2017
The Saudi Palace Coup, the Oil Market, China and the US By Dr. Ali Kadri, December 27, 2017
In Bid to Save Big Oil $900M, Trump Moves to Scrap Offshore Drilling Safety Rules By Julia Conley, December 27, 2017
China Plans to Break Petrodollar Stranglehold By Pepe Escobar, December 27, 2017
South Africa’s ANC’s “Internal Presidential Elections”: Ramaphosa Rises as Lonmin Expires; Workers, Women and Communities Prepare to Fight, Not Mourn By Prof. Patrick Bond, December 20, 2017
Further Problems with the European Pressurised Nuclear Reactor By Nuclear Industries, December 18, 2017
East Antarctic Ice Sheet May Spell Trouble By Tim Radford, December 18, 2017
Venezuela and Russia Meet to Strengthen Energy Sector Ties By Telesur, December 18, 2017
Why Expanding Nuclear Power Generation Capacity Is High on the South African Government’s Christmas Wish-List This Year By Prof Gerard Boyce, December 14, 2017
Gas Explosion in Austria, Crack in North Sea Pipeline – UK Gas and Oil Price Jumps By True Publica, December 14, 2017
Appeals Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban By Center For Biological Diversity, December 13, 2017
New Venezuelan Oil Woes to Head to Court. China’s Petrochemical Conglomerate Sinopec’s Lawsuit against PDVSA By Jason Unruhe, December 12, 2017
European Development Bank Invests Billions in Fossil Fuels as Paris Prepares for One Planet Climate Summit By Arthur Wyns, December 11, 2017
Fracking Companies Feature on New “Climate Disinformation Database” By Ruth Hayhurst, December 11, 2017
The Geopolitics of Poland’s “Three Seas Initiative” By F. William Engdahl, December 08, 2017
Rigging The Oil Market: ‘Perhaps 60% of Today’s Oil Price is Pure Speculation’ By F. William Engdahl, December 08, 2017
Sudan Seeks Military Aid from Russia. President al-Bashir’s Meeting with Putin in Sochi By Peter Korzun, November 29, 2017
Oil and Gas Drilling in The Arctic? Undermining the Ecosystem and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge By Alaska Wilderness League, November 29, 2017
Britain: Industrial Diversification and the Civilian Economy instead of Trident and Arms Exports By Watershed2015.wordpress.com, November 23, 2017
How Good Are Competing Palm Oil Certification Systems at Respecting Human Rights and Social Values? By Forest Peoples Programme, November 23, 2017
Huge Implications of Russia’s Northern Sea Route. An Alternative to the Suez Canal? By F. William Engdahl, November 22, 2017
Wireless Smart Utility Meters. Health and Environmental Impacts By Patricia Burke, November 22, 2017
Keystone XL TransCanada Pipeline Route Approved but Hurdles Remain By Greenpeace, November 21, 2017
What a Typical Oil Pipeline Spill/Rupture in Dakota Farmland Looks Like By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, November 20, 2017
Massive TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Oil Spill By Stephen Lendman, November 19, 2017
The Biggest UK Pension Fund Backs Coal Mine Set to ‘Destroy’ the Great Barrier Reef By Jan Goodey, November 18, 2017
UK Government, Shale Gas and Climate Change By Lesley Docksey, November 17, 2017
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The Impact of the Saudi Coup on the World Oil Market and China By Dr. Ali Kadri, November 17, 2017
Rural Nepal Tackles Climate Change with Green Schemes By Robyn Wilson, November 16, 2017
US Neglects the Safety of Nuclear Power Plants in Europe By Vladimir Odintsov, November 14, 2017
Councils in UK Invest £16.1 Billion in Fossil Fuels. By Brendan Montague, November 10, 2017
Russia’s Iranian Energy Deal Killed Four Birds with One Stone By Andrew Korybko, November 08, 2017
“De-Dollarization” and the “Resistance Economy”? President Putin in Tehran, Negotiating A Multi-Billion “Petro-Ruble” Oil Deal. By Peter Koenig, November 06, 2017
Taiwan’s Green Energy Transition Under Way By Justin Chou and John A. Mathews, November 05, 2017
The Post-Fukushima Legacy: Nuclear Energy in Asia, South Korea’s Nuclear Energy Industry By Lauren Richardson and Mel Gurtov, November 03, 2017
At UN Climate Talks, End Coal and Commit to People-centred Energy System By Friends of the Earth International, November 03, 2017
The Gigantic City Project Called NEOM: Saudi Arabia Might Recognize Israel Because of NEOM Project By Andrew Korybko, October 27, 2017
Netanyahu Very Upset with Iraqi Forces Capturing Kirkuk, Takes Action to Reclaim Oil By Andrew Illingworth, October 24, 2017
The Military Strategy of the New Turkey By Thierry Meyssan, October 20, 2017
Kirkuk, a Counterfeit Prize By Barbara Nimri Aziz, October 20, 2017
Is It Time for “Food Diplomacy” in Venezuela? By Andrew Korybko, October 18, 2017
Iraqi Seizure of Oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurds Risks Broader War By Jordan Shilton, October 18, 2017
War in Iraqi Kurdistan By Stephen Lendman, October 18, 2017
Get Ready for a New Chernobyl in Ukraine By Oriental Review, October 17, 2017
Washington Is Destroying American Power By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 17, 2017
US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Truth Is Easy if You Follow the Money Trail. The Opposition is Pro-Washington, Not “Pro-Democracy” By Tony Cartalucci, October 15, 2017
Dollar Blow: China Launches New ‘Yuan-Ruble’ Payment Mechanism By 21st Century Wire, October 13, 2017
Big Batteries and Tesla’s Lithium Strategic Gambit By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 13, 2017
The Transforming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor By F. William Engdahl, October 11, 2017
White House Puts Ideology Over Science and Law in Repealing Clean Power Plan By Ken Kimmell, October 10, 2017
Big Surprise: Energy Industry Has a Best Friend in the Oval Office By Alison Grass, October 09, 2017
Challenging the Dollar: China and Russia’s Plan from Petroyuan to Gold By Federico Pieraccini, October 08, 2017
Huge ‘People Over Pipeline’ Victory as TransCanada Forced to Kill Energy East By Jake Johnson, October 07, 2017
The Big ISIS and SDF Lies of the US: ‘Kurdistan’ and New Gas Wars By F. William Engdahl, October 05, 2017
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Biofuels and Biofools By Molly Scott Cato MEP, October 03, 2017
By the Grace of Israel – The Barzani Clan and Kurdish “Independence” By Moon of Alabama, September 30, 2017
Behind the Saudi-led Blockade of Qatar By Asad Ismi, September 29, 2017
U.S. and Gulf States Hinder Libyan Crisis Settlement By Adel Karim, September 29, 2017
An Emerging Multi-polar World: Polarized, Unstable and Dangerous By Greg Guma, September 29, 2017
Revolutionising Energy Resources: From Fossil Fuels to Black and Fusion Energy By Ylli Përmeti, September 27, 2017