Tag Archives: oil

Saudi empire headed for collapse

Saudi King Salman

For the past eight decades Saudi Arabia has been careful. Using its vast oil wealth, it’s quietly spread its ultra-conservative brand of Islam throughout the Muslim world, secretly undermined secular regimes in its region, and prudently kept to the shadows while others did the fighting and dying. It was Saudi money that …

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Saudi Arabia could be bankrupt by 2020 – IMF

Saudi Arabia Faisaliah Tower

The Middle East’s biggest economy, Saudi Arabia may run out of financial assets within the next five years if the government maintains its current policies, warns the International Monetary Fund. Saudi Arabia is expected to run a budget deficit of 21.6 percent in 2015 and 19.4 percent in 2016, according …

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Israel discovers enormous oil deposit in occupied Golan Heights, Syria

Israel Golan Heights Syria

Editor’s note: Genie Energy which is also exploiting oil from Syria’s Golan Heights has strategic members on the board including former Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. Israeli oil prospectors have discovered a large oil deposit in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory which it has occupied …

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China to dump the US dollar in oil trade

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China is planning to launch its own oil benchmark in October, similar to Brent and WTI, striving for a more important role in establishing crude prices. Unlike the Western benchmarks, the Chinese contracts will be nominated in the yuan, not the US dollar. Shanghai International Energy Exchange sent a draft …

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8 signs that a global economic crisis is coming soon

When will the economy collapse

When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal. Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, …

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Stuxnet 2.0: US launches cyber attack on Iran’s oil ministry

Iran oil

Iran has foiled a hacking attack on its Ministry of Petroleum, which originated from the US, head of the Iranian Cyber Police has said. The website of Cyber Police (FATA) quoted Gen. Kamal Hadianfar as saying that the hackers had launched their attack during holidays in Iran. “We managed to stop the …

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Tony Blair caught profiting from Saudi oil contracts

Tony Blair Saudi oil PetroSaudi

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair allegedly earned £41,000 a month after signing a secretive contract with a Saudi oil company, The Sunday Times reports. Blair brokered multi-million pound deals for PetroSaudi with senior Chinese officials through his company Tony Blair Associates, according to The Sunday Times. His lucrative dealings, discovered …

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Petrodollar exports negative in 2014, first time in 18 years


Two years ago, in hushed tones at first, then ever louder, the financial world began discussing that which shall never be discussed in polite company – the end of the system that according to many has framed and facilitated the US Dollar‘s reserve currency status. The Petrodollar, or the world …

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OPEC alliance begins to crumble as price of oil plunges

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The past few weeks have seen the gradual breakup of the powerful international oil cartel of OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Comprised of twelve member-states, OPEC has been extremely influential in the oil industry, controlling prices and supply since its inception in 1960. The cartel is most …

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