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  • Saudi the oil empire
    Saudis and oil politics: Pick your battles
    Even though analysts are predicting a diminishing clout of OPEC with respect to regulating oil prices, the organization, led by Saudi Arabia, still run the show.The past few months have been hard on the oil industry. From 2010 until mid-2014, the...
  • President Maduro
    Venezuela's President Maduro cracks down on dissent, brings country to brink
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is cracking down even harder on dissent in his country following an increase in protests after police gunned down a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday Feb. 24. As the country slides further down the road to ruin, people...
  • Texas Boom or Bust
    Cheap Gas -Good Prices for Consumers Bad News for the Arts
    As of January 20, 2015, Baker Hughes has announced the lay-offs of about 7,000 employees, falling in line with Schlumberger who is cutting 9,000 jobs, and Apache who has already cut hundreds of employees. Energy giant, Halliburton has commented, ...
  • BP: Britain's third largest company
    BP: The rich also cry!
    BP has changed a lot in the past decade. However, unless the price of oil stops falling, its giant troubles could make it a takeover target. To receive adequate returns, investors need to be very patient. For BP’s investors, patience is...
  • Senators paid 250k for Keystone XL vote
    Senators paid 250k for Keystone XL vote
    Sixty-two United States senators who voted against human rights and for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline last month made out like bandits, thanks to the oil and gas industry paying each of them nearly $250,000 and paying over $1 million to...
  • Millions of gallons oil
    Millions of gallons of oil: Gulf floor tests show 10 million oil gallons remain
    Millions of gallons of oil – allegedly close to ten million – are buried on the seabed floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Forgotten, but not gone, so the reverse expression goes. This would certainly hold true for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...
  • Protesters in England fight fracking
    Fracking bans to take effect in Scotland and Pennsylvania
    Hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, is a controversial process of obtaining fossil fuels deep beneath the ground. The process is known for the scarring effect it has on the land, the earthquakes it has been proven to cause, and for contributing to...
  • Oil field
    Study: Foreign intervention 100 times more likely in oil rich countries
    Three British universities published a study on Tuesday and it’s proof of what many have long suspected: Intervention is much more likely in countries that have large oil reserves. Like 100 times more likely.The study was conducted by the...
  • Pipe water not oil
    Keystone XL Pipeline time-wasting in the Senate
    The battle cry should be "pipe water not oil".Here’s the deal. The nation doesn’t have a bipartisan cohesive energy policy that supports a sustainable economy. Advocates for the Keystone XL Pipeline are bought off by...
  • Russia pulls trigger on two moves to counter the U.S. and end petrodollar
    Russia pulls trigger on two moves to counter the U.S. and end petrodollar
    Contrary to the mainstream propaganda that has implied that Russia is militarily involved in the ongoing civil war in Ukraine, on Jan. 14 the Eurasian power instead countered the West's aggression by playing two economic and geo-political...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by Prince Al-Waleed bin
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed says oil will never go above $100 a barrel again
    It's the first time in a long time consumers are being pleasantly surprised due to the lower cost of gasoline. The lower prices of gasoline may be with us indefinitely. MarketWatch reports on Jan. 12, 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed says we will...
  • Mitch McConnell
    What if senators vote to say climate change isn't happening?
    In the land of the free and home to ignoramuses, the U.S. Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have agreed to survey the membership about their belief in climate change and its impact on the planet. This action is evidence why this...
  • Fracking wells
    Study: Ohio earthquakes caused by fracking
    Hydraulic fracking has long been a controversial process of obtaining energy resources for a variety of reasons. From stealing property from individuals via eminent domain to once again victimizing Native Americans, the issues surrounding the...
  • The next stage of the oil wars has begun
    The next stage of the oil wars has begun
    Beginning in the middle of October, oil prices began a steep decline that has lasted now into the beginning of 2015, with the $50 handle falling by the market close on Jan. 5. There has been much speculation by analysts on whether this sharp...
  • The North Pole
    Battle for the North Pole heating up as the Arctic melts
    With Christmas finally over, Santa Claus has returned to his base at the North Pole. But what country is he in when he’s hanging out with his elves and reindeer? That question is a bit trickier than it would seem on its surface.Under...