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Hello Fracking, Goodbye Saudis

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Since the Shah of Iran's fall in 1979, the world of oil has been governed by a tacit American-Saudi Arabian understanding that keeps a firm grip on Middle East politics. There have been ups and downs, but the partners have never questioned the understanding -- until now. Fracking in the U.S. is fracturing U.S.-Saudi ties.

The New 'Golden Age of Oil' That Wasn't

Michael T. Klare | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Those like Mitt Romney who claim that the United States can achieve energy "independence" by 2020 or any other near-term date are only fooling themselves, and perhaps some elements of the American public.

"Oil Rigs Are Pretty": Senator McConnell

PolitckerKY | Trey Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A proponent of expanded drilling in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Louisvi...