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Posts Tagged ‘natural gas

How do you characterize the North American energy predicament?

April 23, 2012

If the energy industry has its way in North America, there will be many more legitimate complaints we have been “sold out” to the energy barons. To gain access to the additional stores of oil and gas of the United States and Canada, the industry is seeking to eliminate virtually all environmental restraints imposed since […]

Big Oil about to Third World the US and Canada?

April 23, 2012

Up until 1950, the United States was the world’s leading oil producer, the Saudi Arabia of its day. In that year, the U.S. produced approximately 270 million metric tons of oil, or about 55% of the world’s entire output. But with a postwar recovery then in full swing, the world needed a lot more energy […]

United States officially on a war footing concerning Iran

March 23, 2012

On March 16, President Barack Obama may have quietly placed the United States on a war preparedness footing, perhaps in anticipation of an outbreak of war between Israel, the West, and Iran. A newly-propounded Executive Order, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” renews and updates the president’s power to take control of all civil energy supplies, […]

US and Europe confiscating the sovereign wealth of Libya

April 30, 2011

The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels) nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of “willing” of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has […]

America’s global position by 2025

January 2, 2011

The three main threats exist to America’s dominant position in the global economy: loss of economic clout thanks to a shrinking share of world trade, the decline of American technological innovation, and the end of the dollar’s privileged status as the global rr. Add to this clear evidence that the US education system, that source […]

How the US has changed its tune on the Taliban

October 15, 2010

Back in the 80s, the Taliban [aka mujahedeen] were fighting the Soviets, the enemies of our enemies, [so the Taliban were] thus, our beloved friends, our trusted, financed and backed allies. Based on the report by FAIR: “The press coverage of this era was overwhelmingly positive, even glowing, with regard to the guerrillas’ conduct in […]

Gulf of Mexico’s oil spill crisis: The most vigorous methane eruption in modern history

June 19, 2010

An AP article highlights the overlooked danger in the Gulf of Mexico’s BP oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that pose a serious threat to the Gulf’s fragile ecosystem. The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found […]