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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 12.29.2016 | 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?

Matt Sheehan

China Targets Big Oil In Wars On Corruption, Pollution

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

BEIJING -- What do China's "war on pollution" and campaign against corruption have in common? They've both placed China's coal and oil empires in thei...

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

Washington and the Battle for the African Lusophone World

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Quietly, the Obama administration is building up a vast array of military resources in West Africa, and specifically in Portuguese-speaking Lusophone countries. Just why has the Obama administration invested so much time and effort in this corner of the globe?

CNOOC's Nexen Bid Shows How Far Goal Posts Have Moved

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Oil demand is a function of economic growth. As U.S. GDP growth continues to falter, so too will the country's energy needs. In that light, it's no surprise to hear so many rumblings about the need to strengthen trade ties with Asia coming from the Harper government.

China Is a Lousy Partner

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Ottawa officials and politicians are encouraging Canadians to do business in China and with Chinese entities. But here's a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of doing business with the "Middle Kingdom."

Iraq Oil Fields Are Wanted By The Chinese

The New York Times | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG -- As the world's second-largest and fastest-growing consumer of oil, China is showing increasing interest in oil fields in a country that h...

Iran, China Sign $2 Billion Oil Contract

AFP | Aresu Eqbali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Iran and China's Sinopec on Sunday signed a two billion dollar contract to develop a major Iranian oil field, a crucial deal for the Iranian energy in...