Tag Archives: Oil Companies

Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

Political cartoon from the LA Progressive.Oil addiction generates denial The major sin of the big oil companies was to get their customers addicted, to set up lobbies to keep them addicted, and to deny the looming shortage problem, including the … finish reading Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

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Jim Hightower : The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

Valero refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Image from Nation of Change.The Keystone XL flim-flam The dirty little secret that those pushing so urgently for building Keystone XL don’t want you to know is that the tar sands oil producers are … finish reading Jim Hightower : The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

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Hot Oil! Narco Pirates Smuggle Mexican Petrol into Texas

Hot oil? Petroleum “pipa” with the mark of the Zetas, the infamous drug cartel branching out into petro-piracy. Photo from NarcoGuerra Times.HOT OIL! Union crooks, drug cartels and U.S. corporations are stealing billions of bucks of Mexican petroleum. By John … finish reading Hot Oil! Narco Pirates Smuggle Mexican Petrol into Texas

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Juan Cole on Dick Cheney’s Criminal Irrelevance

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.Cheney Worries about Wasting the Sacrifices made in Iraq on behalf of Big OilBy Juan Cole / July 2, 2009 Dick Cheney reacted to the cessation of unilateral US patrols of major cities in Iraq, saying that … finish reading Juan Cole on Dick Cheney’s Criminal Irrelevance

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The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

Now at last it’s time for Shell to atone for my father’s death The son of the executed activist faces the oil giant in a human rights trial this week. He seeks understanding rather than retribution. By Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr … finish reading The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

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Big Oil Led the Fight Against the Stimulus Plan

North Carolina millionaire businessman and former state legislator Art Pope is a director of Americans for Prosperity. Why would an organization funded by oil and gas interests be hostile to the economic stimulus plan? Could it be the $50 billion … finish reading Big Oil Led the Fight Against the Stimulus Plan

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Documenting the End of the Petroleum Age

Click on arrow to play the ‘one-minute times millions’ video © 2009 jim otterstrom A One-Minute Reminder From The Lorax!By Jim Otterstrom / January 14, 2009 Time is running out for the Petroleum Age… …and none too soon if you … finish reading Documenting the End of the Petroleum Age

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Is the Gaza Invasion About Its Offshore Gas Fields?

Interestingly, one of our readers asks in a comment, “This doesn’t mean I agree with the invasion of Gaza which seems self-defeating – not because of the numbers killed (though that’s awful), but because tactically what is it going to … finish reading Is the Gaza Invasion About Its Offshore Gas Fields?

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A Practical Guide to Stopping the BushCo Oil and Gas Public Lands Selloff

A view of Dinosaur National Monument. Photo source.‘Direct action gets the goods’By Amy Goodman / December 24, 2008 Tim DeChristopher is an economics student at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He had just finished his last final … finish reading A Practical Guide to Stopping the BushCo Oil and Gas Public Lands Selloff

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Larry Ray : Post-Election Kibbles ‘n Bits

‘A presidential campaign produces a mother lode of ideas. One learns to keep a pad and pen handy.’By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2008 Every reporter or writer has story ideas and scrawled words left in … finish reading Larry Ray : Post-Election Kibbles ‘n Bits

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Exxon Mobil’s Exxcellent Adventure : Biggest Profit in U.S. History

‘The latest quarter’s net income equaled $1,865.69 per second, nearly $400 a second more than the prior mark.’By Aaron Smith / October 30, 2008 NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil Corp. set a quarterly profit record for a U.S. company Thursday, … finish reading Exxon Mobil’s Exxcellent Adventure : Biggest Profit in U.S. History

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Iraq Is Going to Run Its Oil Industry, Not Neocons

New approach: Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Al Shahristani… “Oil and gas are the property of the Iraqi people. Nobody can share that ownership.” Photo: AFPIs America losing out on Iraqi oil?By Atul Aneja / September 17, 2008 The grand American … finish reading Iraq Is Going to Run Its Oil Industry, Not Neocons

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