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China, British Petroleum export 1st oil shipment from Iraq’s Rumeila Oil Field

British Petroleum possesses 38% of the contract and the Chinese – 37%, while Iraq’s state-owned Southern Iraq Oil Company owns the remaining 25% of the contract.

Iran official says pipeline blast caused by ‘sabotage’

A large explosion at Iran’s main energy pipeline hub Friday was caused by sabotage, an influential member of Parliament said Sunday.  A similar blast Feb. 11 temporarily halted north-south gas transportation in the country.

Presidential candidate Trump: We should stay in Iraq and keep their oil

In an interview on Fox News, potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined his Iraq strategy to Bill O’Reilly.

“In the old days when you had wars, you win, right?” Trump began. “You win. To the victor belonged the spoils. So when we go to Iraq, we spend $1.4 trillion so far and thousands of lives are lost, right? … And we’re going to leave and 15 minutes after we leave, Iran is going to go into Iraq.”

China's oil projects, workers, under attack in Libya

China was one of the biggest importers of Libyan oil.  So why were its oil facilities and workers in Libya under attack?

The war on Libya, a different view

The average Libyan knows that the US and Israel are after their oil.

Germany pulls out of NATO operations

Germany has pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean due to the disagreement over the forces' mission in Libya.

Brazil: Obama Pushes Offshore Oil Exploration, Sales of Fighter Jets

Thanks to Barack Obama’s failed energy policies, seven deepwater rigs were moved from the Gulf of Mexico in the last year. At least one of the rigs was relocated to Brazil.  Obama is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil to finance exploration of its huge offshore oil field discovery. His good buddy George Soros is invested heavily in Brazilian energy.

Gas Burning Bright As Nuclear Renaissance Melts Down

"New data suggests Israel may not only have much larger gas resources than believed, but also the 3rd largest deposit of oil shale in the world. As a consequence of these new estimates, Israel may emerge as the third largest deposit of oil shale, after the US and China." - JPost

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Russia signs on with BP to commence Arctic drilling

In the view of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, BP is the safest company to hire for offshore work today, having learned its lesson in the gulf. “One beaten man is worth two unbeaten men,” Mr. Putin said, citing a Russian proverb, after BP signed its Arctic deal with Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil company.  Rosneft is negotiating joint venture agreements with other major oil companies shut out of North America, including Shell.

Bureau of Indian Affairs sued for letting BP run rampant on Indian land

The long running legal case by the heirs of Andrew Oenga has resulted in a federal court awarding them $4.924 million against the United States (e.g. US taxpayers - BP is not liable, of course).

For the past 16 years, British Petroleum was allowed to use the land in ways not allowed by the lease to produce oil from unauthorized areas. BP also allowed ARCO and Exxon to use Oengas’ land for a fee. The Bureau of Indian Affairs refused to tell BP to stop the unauthorized use and refused to collect additional rents from BP for authorized use.

Global proven oil reserves have increased by 33% over two decades

Global gas reserves have increased 53% in the past 20 years, outpacing oil

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Louisiana: Boat engine causes oil to rise from seafloor — “Just dead, everything’s dead”

Louisiana BP OIL SPILL 8 Months on Part 2, rawimagefilms, November 24, 2010.

Meanwhile, in Alabama...

12-3-2010 A giant tar mat…nearly an eighth of a mile long…is washing up west of Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach.

12-9-2010 A widespread fungal outbreak is affecting one of Alabama’s key marsh grass species, potentially rendering much of this year’s seed crop sterile, according to scientists.

Also in Missisisppi and Louisiana...

12-9-2010 Dispersants continue to be sprayed, says emergency worker.

Armed services are urged to stock kitchens with Gulf seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who doubles as President Barack Obama's point man on Gulf Coast oil spill recovery, is pressing America's armed services to consume as much Gulf seafood as possible.  A large-scale national marketing campaign will use $30 million in BP money and millions more in federal dollars, to reassure restaurants and markets across the country that Gulf seafood is safe.

Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, said he would like to see Gulf seafood as the choice throughout the public domain, "whether it's the military or prison systems or school systems."

Taking stock of ‘Peak Oil’

... I never did come across any of that “hard science” documenting ‘Peak Oil’ that Mr. Strahl referred to. All the ‘Peak Oil’ literature that I found, on Ruppert’s site and elsewhere, took for granted that petroleum is a non-renewable ‘fossil fuel.’ That theory is never questioned, nor is any effort made to validate it. It is simply taken to be an established scientific fact, which it quite obviously is not. ...

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Global proven oil reserves increase by 33% over two decades

... the world’s total proved oil reserves have expanded more than twice as fast, swelling by nearly a third to 1.33 trillion barrels by the end of last year from 1 trillion barrels two decades earlier...

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Israelis in Custody over Oil, Energy Projects (Republic of Georgia)

The Georgian press broke today (October 15th) that the Georgian court ordered that two Israeli businessman, Ron Fuchs and Zeev Fraenkel, be put in custody on suspicion of offering a bribe worth seven million dollars to a senior official of the Republic of Georgia.

Censored Gulf news: Human body parts washed-up, covered-up (video)

An hour after BP workers were told they had to shift from Destin, Florida to another location and to not discuss anything with anybody, human body parts washed up where they had been working.

Illegal to build sandcastle on Florida & Mississippi Gulf Coast public beach!

The Gulf Islands National Seashore is located in Mississippi and Florida.

Illegal to build sandcastle on Florida & Mississippi public beach! BP gulf oil spill coverup?

The destruction of Iraq was for Israel, not oil

... Al Jazeera has obtained a document written by Saddam Hussein's secretary, which conveys Hussein's rejection of an offer to partake in a peace process with Israel in exchange for the lifting of sanctions....

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The Sweet Smell of Death in the Gulf Coast Breeze. What is in that boat's barrels?

OSHA describes 2-butoxyethanol's odor as a "mild, pleasant, sweet, fruity". Corexit 9527, the MOST TOXIC and DANGEROUS oil dispersant compound, contains 2-butoxyethanol. The video shows an unmarked boat with two huge barrels attached to it, with a sweet odor surrounding the vessel.

Natural gas is scented with a nasty smell (the chemical Mercaptan) so we can tell when there is a leak. This warns people NOT to breathe it. HOWEVER, the chemical dispersant (Corexit) is scented with a sweet smell from the 2-butoxyethanol, which isn't perceived as a dangerous smell. This sweet aroma would cause more people to willingly breathe it in on shore, unalerted to the danger in their air.

Hundreds of Thousands of DEAD FISH on NEW JERSEY SHORE - BP Gulf Oil Spill ?

SEA GULLS ARE FLYING RATS! They usually eat anything. But they are not touching the hundreds of thousands of dead fish that washed up on the New Jersey Shore near Cape May on August 12, 2010. Why?

Hundreds of Thousands of DEAD FISH on NEW JERSEY SHORE  AUG 12 2010 - BP Gulf Oil Spill ?

Pelosi Blocks Oil Spill Investigation

The latest version of the CLEAR Act is slated for a floor vote in the House this week as Democrats look for ways to use the Gulf oil spill as a means to pass elements of their unpopular energy agenda.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stripped out authorization for an independent investigation into the Gulf disaster. 

The Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed the amendment in committee markup July 14 offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would establish a bipartisan, independent, National Commission on Outer Continental Shelf Oil Spill Prevention.

The Real Aim of Israel’s Bomb Iran Campaign

Reuel Marc Gerecht's screed justifying an Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening of  the new Israel lobby campaign marked by the introduction of House Resolution 1553 expressing full support for such an Israeli attack. 

A Tale of Two Muddy Oil Volcanoes - 2006 Indonesia & 2010 Gulf of Mexico *OMINOUS PARALLELS*

Mud eruption 'caused by drilling' headlines a BBC report of 2008, two years after a drilling company was found negligent in drilling for gas and oil on the Indonesian island of Java. The amount of material that is still spewing out of the well would fill 50 olympic sized swimming pools EACH DAY. This has been happening every day for four years, with no end in sight. The Lusi mud volcano may be active for decades, some believe.

Judge who overturned drilling moratorium reported owning stock in drilling companies

The federal judge who overturned Barack Obama's offshore drilling moratorium reported owning stock in numerous companies involved in the offshore oil industry — including Transocean, which leased the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig to BP prior to its April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico — according to 2008 financial disclosure reports.

Gulf oil spill: BP accused of lying to Congress

US congressman says company's worst-case assessment of leak was 20 times higher than public estimate.

The Guardian, 20 June 2010

BP has been accused by a senior US politician of lying to Congress to reduce its liabilities, after an internal company document showed that the oil giant's own worst-case assessment of the size of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico was 20 times its public estimate.

Oil from BP spill may reach Ireland

Remnants of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be headed towards Ireland, according to an American computer-modelling study.

Belfast Telegraph, 21 June 2010 (warning: disturbing images)

Oil washes ashore in Florida

Residents of the US Gulf Coast braced for more oil from a ruptured BP Plc well to hit their beaches today as oil washed ashore at Panama City, a popular Florida tourist destination.

RTE News, 20 June 2010

The city's beaches remained open after clean-up crews removed the tar balls from shore, authorities said.

Even so, the sight is a worry for a state with an annual tourism industry worth $60 billion.

North America faces years of toxic oil rain from BP oil spill chemical dispersants

When you pour more than a million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants on top of an oil spill, it doesn’t just disappear. In this case, it moves to the atmosphere, where it will travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from the site of the BP oil spill, in the form of toxic rain.

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