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Oil Embargo

Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America's Security

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Oil honchos and their legion of lobbyists petitioned Congress last week to pad corporate profits at the expense of American energy independence and national security. And Republicans on a Senate committee voted to comply.

So This Happened 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 oil crisis, which ended decades of cheap oil, caused gasoline shortages, and put a strai...

With Iran, How Hard Do Sanctions Really Bite?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

Planned oil embargoes by the European Union could be seen as largely symbolic moves by opponents of the Islamic republic, though it's the pressure on Tehran's finances that appear to be striking the biggest blow.

Iran Blasts 'Psychological Warfare,' Vows To Ban Oil Exports Ahead Of Embargo

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Iran castigated its U.S. adversary on Tuesday over new financial measures to disrupt Irani...

EU Moves To Isolate Assad Regime, Imposes Oil Embargo

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

BEIRUT — The European Union banned oil imports from Syria on Friday in a move that will cost the embattled regime millions of dollars each day a...

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Boomtown Blues and Black Sunday Revisited

Andrew Gulliford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Gulliford

Twenty-eight years ago this month, on the 1st Sunday in May, Exxon, the largest corporation in the world, pulled the plug on its massive oil shale project. Overnight, 2,600 people lost their jobs.

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.