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Entries by Raymond J. Learsy from 05/2011

The New York Times Pumps for Higher Oil/Gas Prices

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Business

Far be it for the New York Times to take up the cudgel of oil prices being a gamed market and that the recent sell off is but the timid beginnings of a return to market conditions without "fraud and manipulation".

Are Our Leaders Hearing ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson?

| Posted 05.17.2011 | Business

Amidst the current kerfuffle of Republicans and Democrats blaming each other for ever higher gas prices, focusing on issues ranging from oil company tax breaks to impediments on new drilling, the most significant item of information extant is barely focused upon.

Trouble Ahead! Iran and Saudi Arabia the "Oil" Brothers

| Posted 05.23.2011 | Business

While the International Energy Agency is warning oil producing countries to increase output to safeguard the fragile global economic recovery, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has just declared himself to be that countries OPEC representative.

Iran and the OPEC Follies -- What a Difference a Day Makes

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Business

In the oil markets, are we seeing the beginnings of the stirrings of a more liberal and responsible Iran? That would be a most pleasant surprise. Now if only one could get the Saudis similarly responsive in deed rather than in vacuous word, all would benefit.

Saudi Arabia -- The New York Times and All the News Not Fit to Print

| Posted 05.30.2011 | Media

If the Wikileaks cables can be reported by Al Jazeera what exactly is the NYTimes' hesitancy to inform its readership about this aspect of Saudi malevolence unless it has an agenda we do not understand?