(CBSNews) – July 2011 – Next week marks the anniversary of the beginning of the BP oil disaster. It should have been a wake-up call for the industry and the federal government. Instead, spills, leaks and explosions still happen every day.
A six month CBS News investigation found that spills of crude oil and toxic chemicals last year alone were three times the amount of the Exxon Valdez spill.
CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian discovered, federal officials have no idea how big the problem has become. Video Link Here
(RussiaToday) – Construction is nearing completion on a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan, a project that portends a huge geopolitical shift. As regional powers strengthen ties in this key energy market, they’re looking to China, and away from the West. Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE: Since publication of this story this morning, yet another oil spill has come across the wire – a CP Rail spill from a derailment in northern Ontario – raising the total of spills this past week to SIX.
(CommonSenseCanada) – It’s been another appallingly bad week for proponents of pipeline safety and new oil infrastructure. If the industry’s woeful historical record – from the Exxon Valdez to BP’s Gulf of Mexico catastrophe to Enbridge’s trashing of the Kalamazoo – isn’t enough to turn people off of new pipelines and tanker routes, this slew of recent spills should seal the deal. Read the rest of this entry »
(RussiaToday) – The FAA announced a temporary no-fly zone would be enacted indefinitely over the Arkansas oil spill. With word that an Exxon employee was controlling the airspace, though, speculation pointed to the idea the oil company was trying to keep the media away. Read the rest of this entry »
(Fox) – The national average for a gallon of gasoline is currently at $3.65. On top of that sky-high price, the International Monetary Fund has now proposed that the U.S. should impose a tax of $1.40 per gallon in order to pay for social programs around the world and help the environment. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) – Last summer, a rural area of southeastern Louisiana known as Assumption Parish was changed forever following the unexpected formation of a giant sinkhole that suddenly appeared one day out of nowhere. This mysterious sinkhole, which was later dubbed the “Great Louisiana Sinkhole,” has been gradually gaining in size now for about seven months, and it appears to be picking up speed, having reportedly swallowed up an entire acre of land in just one day, and three acres of land in under a week. Read the rest of this entry »
(PressTV) – A Russian military chief warns that the world will witness wars for natural resources in the near future, saying that Moscow might consequently face an increased amount of military threats by 2030. Read the rest of this entry »
(FB) – A hard look at what the REAL reasons were for invading and occupying the country in which our CIA gave birth to Al Qaida. (Those who attacked us on 9/11 were mostly Saudis, by the way.) The Taliban had awarded contracts to the Bridas Corp. to build the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, but then Governor Bush (TX) managed to provide a counter offer on behalf of Unocal. Read the rest of this entry »
(FB) – Obama and McCain (same foreign policy) call for a troop surge in Afghanistan under perfect cover of fighting the “Taliban” while at the same time making sure the Trans-Afghanistan pipeline gets completed so Pakistan and India get the oil from Turkmenistan provided by Unocal Read the rest of this entry »
(FB) – U.S. troops may soon be used to protect the Trans-Afghan Pipeline in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Construction on the pipeline will begin in 2010 and continue through 2015 and beyond, but only after the region is secured. Since the U.S. interfered with the original contracts awarded to the Bridas Corp (from Argentina), the Pashtun and Taliban tribal forces are not so interested in Unocal’s counter-offer, which was extended by Hamid Karzai (a former Unocal consultant). This means either the U.S. will have to commit genocide to secure the area, or US troops will be sitting ducks while guarding the pipeline through each phase of its construction. Wasn’t there supposed to be another reason US invaded Afghanistan? Read the rest of this entry »
(NSNBC) – Major Agha H. Amin is a retired Pakistani military officer and the author of various books, including ”Development of Taliban Factions in Afghanistan”, ”Taliban War in Afghanistan” and ”History of Pakistan Army”. He studied at the Forman Christian College and at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kalkul. Agha H. Amin has been working as Assistant Editor of Defense Journal, Executive Editor at the Globe, and as Editor of the Journal of Afghanistan Studies. Read the rest of this entry »
(ZeroHedge) – Between Hess’ plant closing and scheduled maintenance, the squeeze appears to be on the refining space and wholesale gasoline prices are smashing higher. Along with flares in geopolitical risk (Ankara today and Israel/Syria earlier in the week) driving underlying crude prices, Gas prices (at the pump) are surging – to record highs for the first week of February as per AAA, hitting an all time high of $3.465 for this day and just surpassing last year’s price of $3.455; and based on where wholesale prices are (given the lag), we could be seeing $4.00 gas at the pump in the next few weeks.Read the rest of this entry »
(NWNW) – Welcome back to another great year of NewWorldNextWeek.com – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Read the rest of this entry »
(KurtNimmo) – Following a decision last week by the United Nations Security Council to send thousands of soldiers into Mali to combat “Islamist” and “Qaeda” extremists, the Pentagon has announced it will dispatch “small teams” to more than 35 African nations next year. Read the rest of this entry »
(SyrianGirl) – 8 reasons why the NWO hates Syria – No Rothschild central bank, NO IMF debt, No Genetically modified food, Oil and pipelines, Anti-secret societies, Anti-Zionism, Secularism, Nationalism. Read the rest of this entry »
(YahooNews) – Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.
The generator was unveiled at last week’s Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. Read the rest of this entry »
(IND) – Abigail Disney – filmmaker, philanthropist and great-niece of the legendary animator Walt Disney – has publicly renounced her share of the family profits from an Israeli firm she claims is exploiting “occupied natural resources”. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (Interfax) – Iran starts work on $10 bln pipeline running across Iraq into Syria – Read More Here
(SyriaNews) – The Syrian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources reported in 2010 that there is evidence for large amounts of oil shale in the region of Khanasser in the district of the Syrian city of Aleppo, amounting to about 37 billion tons, with a thickness of up to 240 meters, and that the oil therein would be of a very high quality and low sulphur content. Read the rest of this entry »
(IraqOilReport) – Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has begun exporting crude oil to Turkey, receiving limited diesel and kerosene to feed power plants in a significant barter exchange, breaching Baghdad’s claim to export sovereignty.
The independent fuel trade violates the central government’s claims of sole authority over crude exports, and represents an escalation in the ongoing conflict between Kurdistan and Baghdad over how to balance the powers of the state. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – The cleanup technique used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the spilled oil more than 50 times more toxic than doing nothing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Pollution. Read the rest of this entry »
(CanadaFreePress) – What if I told you that the government was blocking America’s prosperity in the form of enormous untapped energy reserves that represent wealth and jobs that would once again put America on the path to fiscal security and growth? Read the rest of this entry »
A civil war in Congo may cause big problems for millions of cell phone and computer users across the globe.
(StopNATO) – Congo is the world’s third largest producer of tantalum used in high-tech electronics. Even a temporary supply shortage may deal a serious blow to the electronics industry with far-reaching consequences for other branches. The situation in Congo is just one example of how regional conflicts may affect the lives of millions of people on other continents. Read the rest of this entry »
(ENENews) – An oil and gas rig off the coast of Louisiana was hit by an explosion and fire this morning, leaving at least two crew members missing and possibly as many as 15, Coast Guard officials said.
(CommonSenseShow) – It’s been labeled the worst environmental disaster in world history, and rightfully so, because the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmarish gift that keeps on giving. The April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deep Water Horizon Explosion will soon be back in the news again. Read the rest of this entry »
(DailySheeple) – What if electrical power in the home was only for rich people? What about heat? What about running water? What if that divide between the rich and the poor could be delineated by who had the ability to turn on light at the flick of a switch and who did not? Read the rest of this entry »
(FriendsofSyria) – It is as a geographer that Manlio Dinucci scrutinizes the war in Syria: the deployment of NATO forces, the ad hoc coalition that the Alliance put together and, especially, the strategic motive. What is really at stake in this conflict is not regime change, but shutting down the Mediterranean outlet for Iranian gas and controlling Syria’s gas reserves. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) – If you’re in California, you’re paying sky-high prices for gasoline this week. At some stations, prices are over $5 a gallon. But you might not be aware of why you’re paying this price. The answer may be more than a little disturbing: California’s energy infrastructure is so fragile that a power outage at a single gasoline refinery caused state-wide prices to skyrocket. Read the rest of this entry »
Biofuels, food speculation pushing further land grabs
(CommonDreams) – “Out of control” land grabs by foreign corporations in the last decade have taken over an area big enough to grow food for a billion people, according to a report published Thursday from Oxfam (pdf). And the continued push for biofuels and recent food price spikes may lead to even further grabs, the group says. Read the rest of this entry »
(DailyCaller) – Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). Read the rest of this entry »
(Youtube) – We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots. This video examines the history of the dollar, its relation to oil, and the real motives behind the wars of the past two decades.
(Guardian) – A leading British academic has called for accelerated research into futuristic geo-engineering and a worldwide nuclear power station “binge” to avoid runaway global warming. Read the rest of this entry »