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Energy / Crude Oil

Cote d'Ivoire Look to Join the Oil Rich Neighborhood in West Africa

Cote d'Ivoire Look to Join the Oil Rich Neighborhood in West Africa

Mar 01, 2012 at 17:33 | John Daly

Cote d'Ivoire (“Ivory Coast” in English), is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans. What will the nation do with its newly discovered oil riches? Astronomers spend their…

GOP Should Claim Victory on Keystone XL

GOP Should Claim Victory on Keystone XL

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:52 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced it was building a stand-alone section of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to the southern coast of Texas. This in part addresses one of…

Some Valuable Remarks About Oil and Speculation

Some Valuable Remarks About Oil and Speculation

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:32 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several nights ago I participated in a debate (arranged by Russia Today TV – 24-7 –  CrossTalk, and transmitted internationally in English) in which I pointed out – on several…

On Oil, Iraq Gets in its Own Way

On Oil, Iraq Gets in its Own Way

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Energy Agency announced it was set to review Iraq's energy sector as part of its World Energy Outlook for 2012. Last year, the IEA said Iraq was on…

Following Keystone Rejection Canada's Oil Sands Headed to China

Following Keystone Rejection Canada's Oil Sands Headed to China

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:07 | John Daly

Beginning in 2005, Congressional Republicans and the oil industry touted the 2,147 mile-long Keystone XL 830,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline, running from Canada’s Hardisty, Alberta oil sands to U.S.…

Why the Peak Oil Debate is Almost Over

Why the Peak Oil Debate is Almost Over

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:04 | Kurt Cobb

Protestations in the mainstream media that we need not worry about a peak in the rate of world oil production anytime soon are suddenly coming fast and furious. As a…

10 Ways in which Iran is Defying the US and EU Oil Sanctions

10 Ways in which Iran is Defying the US and EU Oil Sanctions

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:48 | Juan Cole

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, the Neocons assured us. Iran would soon be on its knees because of ever more stringent US sanctions on Iran. But Iran just…

Is Hush Money Coming Out of Canadian Crude Oil Debate?

Is Hush Money Coming Out of Canadian Crude Oil Debate?

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Concerns over the safety of tar sands oil from Canada is at the forefront of the political debate in the United States. President Obama's critics accuse him of being a…

If Oil is a Barometer, Beijing is Rising

If Oil is a Barometer, Beijing is Rising

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Beijing said recently it wanted to increase the amount of oil it gets from Russia through a major oil pipeline running to the Pacific Ocean. Beijing, however, would likely have…

South Africa Caught in Fallout from Increased Sanctions Against Iran

South Africa Caught in Fallout from Increased Sanctions Against Iran

Feb 14, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

The U.S. new sanctions initiative, strongly supported by Israel, to impose new sanctions against Iran, is designed to punish it for its purported covert nuclear weapons program by imposing new…

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