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John McCain: 'Russia Is A Gas Station Masquerading As A Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) predicted that Russia would hold onto Crimea and called for a "fundamental reassessment" of America's relationship with Rus...

U.S. To Overtake Russia As World's Largest Oil Producer

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The United States will become the world's largest oil producer next year - ...

Greenpeace Stages Vigils For Activists Held In Russia

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, s...

Russian Oil Giant Prepares To Tap Arctic

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Gazprom has announced that it is on track to begin oil production this year at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oil project that h...

Breaking Oil's Monopoly: Easier Done than Said

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple arithmetic of oil reserves and markets places these options within our grasp - but only if we reach for them, ideally in partnership with other oil importers. OPEC and big oil companies want expensive oil; the rest of us ought to want affordable fuels.

Oil Embargoes, Sherlock Holmes, and the Russian Butler

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The tumult and fabricated anxieties over Iran's oil supply give ample cover to an oil price veering ever higher -- prices explained away by the political tensions at hand. But the question needs to be asked -- what is really driving oil prices?

Oil Rig Sinking Leaves Over 50 Missing, Sparks Doubt Over Russia's Arctic Plans

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — The sinking of a floating oil rig that left more than 50 crew dead or missing is intensifying fears that Russian companies searching f...

4 Dead, 49 Missing After Oil Drilling Rig Sinks

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized and sank off Russia's far eastern island of Sakhalin on Sunday while being to...

The 'World's Worst Ecological Oil Catastrophe'

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

USINSK, Russia (AP) — On the bright yellow tundra outside this oil town near the Arctic Circle, a pitch-black pool of crude stretches toward the hor...

When We Demand Cheap Gasoline, We Are Demanding Disaster

Johann Hari | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

When we demand our governments give us cheaper gas, we are -- usually unwittingly -- demanding they give more money to some of the worst dictators in the world, invade more countries, and ramp up global warming.

Engaging Russia: Energy Could Still Be the Answer

Macha Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Macha Levinson

Russia needs Western know-how and financing to exploit its vast energy resources. And the US needs new energy suppliers until country is effectively weaned off foreign oil.

Cold War 2.0

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Russia will sell oil -- any oil -- to those who play ball for years to come. Meanwhile, NATO's effectiveness and America's influence will decline while Russia uses western money to rebuild and buy steroids.

Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

U.S. and NATO forces are not fighting "terrorists" in Afghanistan but a loose alliance of Pashtun warrior tribes whose resistance to foreign occupation is legendary.

High Oil Prices: Is That The 800 Pound Russian Bear Dancing In The Trading Pits

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The price of oil has done for Russia what the cold war Kremlin was unable to achieve with all its missiles, tanks and mind numbing divisions of men and armor.