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Outlining his energy priorities, he said the country would not be held "hostage to dwindling resources, hostile regimes, and a warming planet". He called for greater fuel efficiency and an "energy economy" aimed at creating millions of jobs...
 Barack Obama USA energy environment oil
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to take over companies that provide services for the oil industry. "This is a revolutionary offensive," he told workers near Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela's main oil-producing area. Military vehicles were used as the state oil company seized supply boats and two US-owned gas facilities...

2009-05-09

 Venezuela oil nationalization socialism revolution
This may be the most serious threat the dollar has ever faced. The fundamental economic law of supply and demand ensures that the bourse means hard times for the greenback. This explains why the Bush administration is cobbling together a feeble coalition of European allies (England, France and Germany) to push a resolution through the Security Council expressing their serious concern about Iran's alleged nuclear programs. ... "...

2006-05-03

 Iran Persia economy USA war oil Middle East
U.S. energy giants Chevron and Unocal negotiated gas and oil pipeline deals with Afghanistan’s Taliban. In 2001, Washington gave $40 million in aid to Taliban --until four months before 9/11. The U.S. only turned against Taliban when it gave a major pipeline deal to an Argentine consortium rather than an American one. The Taliban leadership had nothing to do with 9/11, a plot that, according to European prosecutors, was hatched in Germany...

2008-09-09

 Afghanistan invasion pipeline oil Taliban USA
The national museum may have been ransacked but the oil ministry is virtually untouched

2003-04-16

 Iraq invasion USA museum oil
On a recent run from Boston to Cape Cod, I test drove the 2008 Honda Accord, the latest version of this family favorite. The new Accord boasts an environmental first: a six-cylinder gasoline engine that's cleaner than many hybrid systems. There's only one catch: You can't actually buy this ultra-green Accord, or the four-cylinder version that also produces near-zero pollution. That is, unless you live in California, New York...
 environment car government USA oil clean politics
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested an end to the trading of oil in US dollars, calling the currency "a worthless piece of paper". ... The dollar has weakened considerably against the euro and other currencies in the past 12 months. Its decline has affected the revenues of Opec members because most of them price and sell their oil exports in the US currency. Mr Ahmadinejad said that all Opec countries had showed...

2007-11-18

 currency dollar economy Iran oil
Russia is sending a mini-submarine to explore the ocean floor below the North Pole and find evidence to support its claims to Arctic territory.

2007-07-24

 border nation state Russia North Pole Arctic Ocean oil flag time capsule
The dollar has fallen following a report that Gulf states are in secret talks to replace the greenback as the main currency for the trading of oil.

2009-10-06

 USA dollar oil currency
The United States considered using force to seize oilfields in the Middle East during an oil embargo by Arab states in 1973, according to British government documents just made public.

1973

 USA invasion Middle East oil colonialism
Attention is turning to the reconstruction of Iraq, in particular its sanction-hit oil industry which could be used to pay for rebuilding programmes.

2003-04-17

 oil Iraq invasion USA UK colonialism War On Terror
Bush is gambling that victory over Saddam will lift the US economy out of double-dip recession - but he risks sparking another oil crisis

2002-08-11

 oil economy USA invasion War On Terror Iraq war profiteering
China's President Hu Jintao has opened a new pipeline that will deliver gas from Turkmenistan to his country. He was joined by the leaders of the Central Asian countries through whose territory the pipeline passes. Analysts say the pipeline marks a major advance of Beijing's influence in the region and a step forward in its drive for increased energy security...

2009-12-14

 China Turkmenistan pipeline oil
Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines over the past two years, in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and the state-run oil company...

2009-12-13

 pipeline oil Mexico mafia theft

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