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Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What sanct...

Kiss My Sanctions

Andy Valvur | Posted 08.09.2014 | Comedy
Andy Valvur

Details are slowly emerging from the after-party at last month's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where executives of Exxon, BP of Britain and Total of France signed a raft of new oil exploration deals with Russian oil companies.

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

Steve Horn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDuring his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama's "U.S. Cris...

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural ...

Russia's Next Offensive: Ensuring Global Gas Dominance

Luka Orešković | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

The crisis in Ukraine has only highlighted the need for both Europe and Russia to diversify beyond Gazprom's gas exports to Europe.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

Shell's Arctic Failure Is Obama's Chance to Act

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Millions have been calling for a global sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the North Pole. Because we know that despite the big promises of being the best in the business, Shell was in fact putting the Arctic at risk every day it operated there.

The Rise of National Oil Companies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

With energy demand, predicted to rise 20% through 2025, National Oil Companies are poised to have even an greater impact on the global economy, and in shaping oil producing countries' foreign policies.

Putin Grabs More Oil Production

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Pure Energy: Just in time for tonight's final presidential debate about foreign policy, this morning we got some stark reminders of what ha...

What Exxon's Deal With Russia Really Means

Ted Danson | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Ted Danson

This week ExxonMobil scored a deal to explore for oil in the Russian Arctic Ocean, and in exchange, the Russian state-owned Rosneft apparently got the rights to the Gulf of Mexico. What is a win-win agreement for Exxon and Rosneft is a lose-lose for the rest of us.

Clan Politics Unite Caracas, Moscow, and Tehran

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Nearly all analyses of important international relationships, whether internal or external, see the countries' systems through a prism that hides the power of clans and cabals.