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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Petrodollar System Under Attack By Darius Shahtahmasebi, September 22, 2017
UK Unions Call for Energy to be Returned to Public Ownership By Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, September 21, 2017
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Russia’s Interesting New Oil Geopolitics By F. William Engdahl, September 19, 2017
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The Infowar Attack Against Azerbaijan Is Because of Geopolitics, Energy, and “Israel” By Andrew Korybko, September 17, 2017
Gold, Oil and De-Dollarization? Russia and China’s Extensive Gold Reserves, China Yuan Oil Market By F. William Engdahl, September 14, 2017
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Macedonia’s Geostrategic Role in Multipolarity By Andrew Korybko, September 13, 2017
Energy Chaos in Australia: Closing the Liddell Power Station By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, September 13, 2017
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Trading Oil for Gold: China’s Gold-Backed Petro-Yuan Market, Threatens the US Dollar? By Bill Holter, September 08, 2017
China’s Cutback in Coal Mining: 2.3 Million New Jobs Required by 2020 By Feng Hao and Stam Lee, September 08, 2017
Hurricane Harvey: 650 Energy and Industrial Facilities May Have Been Exposed to Floodwaters By Kristy Dahl, September 08, 2017
The Conflict in Syria Was Always Israel’s War By Whitney Webb, September 07, 2017
Gold Trade Between Russia and China – A Step Closer Towards De-Dollarization? By Peter Koenig and Sputnik, September 07, 2017
Video: China’s New World Order: Gold-backed Oil Benchmark on the Way By James Corbett, September 07, 2017
Endless Regional Chaos: American Presence in Afghanistan By Federico Pieraccini, September 05, 2017
Iran, Israel and the Big Mess in Washington By Giulietto Chiesa, September 05, 2017
Thermochemical Gas Fracturing: Russia Claims to Have Invented Alternative to Hydraulic Fracking By Tsvetana Paraskova, September 03, 2017
Arkema Texas Plant Explodes, Again. Major Public Health Emergency By Stephen Lendman, September 03, 2017
Analysis: Harvey Triggered Release of Nearly a Million Pounds of Toxic Air Pollutants By Jessica Corbett, September 02, 2017
Arkema CEO: “No Way to Prevent Imminent Explosion” at Texas Chemical Plant By Zero Hedge, September 01, 2017
Death Toll Expected to Rise as Chemical Explosions Add to Devastation Caused by Hurricane Harvey By Niles Niemuth, September 01, 2017
Regulatory Laxness Exacerbated Hurricane Harvey’s Environmental Nightmare By Stephen Lendman, September 01, 2017
China and Russia, Beijing’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, Towards an Economy of Peace? By Peter Koenig, August 31, 2017
As Historic Flooding Grips Texas, Groups Demand Nuclear Plant Be Shut Down By Jon Queally, August 31, 2017
Venezuela: “You Have the Overwhelming Support of the Peoples of the World”. Open Letter to President Nicolas Maduro By Peter Koenig, August 28, 2017
Trump: Afghanistan First By Tony Cartalucci, August 27, 2017
Tough New Illegal US Sanctions on Venezuela. Economic Warfare By Stephen Lendman, August 27, 2017
Countdown to War on Venezuela – Step II: Trump Imposes More Sanctions By Moon of Alabama, August 26, 2017
Venezuelan Collapse? Wishful Thinking? Caracas Oil Deals with Russia and China By Marwan Salamah, August 26, 2017
‘Poison’ PR Campaign Has Biased Jury Pool, Say Dakota Access Protester’s Lawyers By Steve Horn, August 25, 2017
Appalachian Communities: Trump Kills Study on Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mines By Andrea Germanos, August 23, 2017
Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access Pipeline in $300 Million Racketeering Case By Steve Horn, August 23, 2017
Exxon's own research in the 1980s indicated that without major reductions in fossil fuel combustion, "[t]here are some potentially catastrophic events that must be considered." (Photo: Luc B / Flickr)
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Five Major Flaws in Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy that He Does Not Want You to Know About By Ken Klippenstein, August 22, 2017
The Battle for Venezuela and Its Oil By Eva Golinger and Jeremy Scahill, August 22, 2017
The Saudi-Israeli Alliance By Eric Zuesse, August 21, 2017
The World Remembers the 64th Anniversary of the West-sponsored Coup in Iran By Andre Vltchek, August 20, 2017
South Korean Unions Call for a Just Energy Transition. The Phasing out of Nuclear Energy By Socialist Project, August 16, 2017
Why Did Ecuador Terminate All Its Bilateral Investment Treaties? By Cecilia Olivet, August 16, 2017
Electoral Politics and the Crises of Governance in Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 13, 2017
Pentagon Escalates Military Presence in Yemen: Genocidal Cholera Epidemic, U.S. Seeks to Seize Control of Yemen’s Strategic Resources By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 08, 2017
Mosul Massacre Latest in Iraqi Genocide – US Alliance War Crimes By Gideon Polya, August 06, 2017
Venezuela: RExxon Tillerson’s Petro-Imperially Perfect Regime Change Threat, “By Direct Military Force”? By Paul Street, August 04, 2017
Venezuela Regime Change Project Revealed By David William Pear, August 04, 2017
Turkey, Russia and Interesting New Balkan Geopolitics By F. William Engdahl, August 01, 2017
Montana Eased Regulations for Keystone XL After Lobbying by TransCanada By Steve Horn, August 01, 2017
America Declares Economic War Against Europe By Eric Zuesse, July 31, 2017
Sabotaging Russia-US Relations for Good By Federico Pieraccini, July 31, 2017
Fukushima, Tell the Japanese Government: Don’t Dump Radioactive Nuclear Waste into the Ocean! By Sum Of Us, July 30, 2017
The Middle East Oil Producing Countries, Collapse of Crude Oil Price, Selling the Family Heirlooms? By Marwan Salamah, July 30, 2017
Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies By Diana Johnstone, July 30, 2017
Colonialism and Greed: Trump Considers Afghan War Expansion to Exploit Minerals By Jake Johnson, July 28, 2017
Electoral Process in Venezuela: “The Best in the World” By Dr. Maria Páez Victor and Edu Montesanti, July 27, 2017
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Congress Makes Improved Relations with Moscow Impossible. Measure Targets Russia’s Energy, Mining, Industry… Undermines North Stream 2 By Stephen Lendman, July 24, 2017
The U.S. Senate’s Dirty Energy Bill Must Not See the Light of Day By Christian Detisch and Seth Gladstone, July 22, 2017
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Qatar – Problem-Packed Peninsula By J. Michael Springmann, July 18, 2017
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds that Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law By The Indigenous American, July 17, 2017
Iran’s Multibillion-dollar Gas Deals Could Lead to a “Gas OPEC” By Andrew Korybko, July 16, 2017
The Fatal Flaw in Washington’s New Energy Strategy By F. William Engdahl, July 14, 2017
Saudi Arabia: What’s Really Behind Trump’s Hypocrisy? By Ulson Gunnar, July 14, 2017
Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism By Nauman Sadiq, July 14, 2017
Syria, A “Civil War” Supported by Washington and Its Allies. US Wants to Partition and Reconfigure the Middle East By Ollie Richardson, July 12, 2017
Venezuelan Coup Plotter Released to House Arrest By Stephen Lendman, July 11, 2017
The “War on Terror” As a Tool for Power Projection: “The Global Economic Entropy” By Nauman Sadiq, July 09, 2017
Video: Libyan War, Syrian War and Qatar Crisis By J. Hawk, Daniel Deiss, and Edwin Watson, July 07, 2017
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The Saudi-Qatar Spat – Qatar and Iran Are Winning – MbZ, MbS Lose Face By Moon of Alabama, July 06, 2017
Afghanistan, The Longest War in US History: Forgotten, But Not Gone By Miles Elliott, July 06, 2017
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Qatar May Be Turning Its Back on the US Dollar — and We All Know What That Means By Darius Shahtahmasebi, July 04, 2017