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24.10.2020 - 10:21 [ Politico ]

Biden’s oil slip gives Trump campaign hope in Pa., Texas

Both 2020 candidates have lavished attention to the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, the likely tipping-point state in the Electoral College.

24.10.2020 - 10:12 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments

Campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters they would “put the nail in the coffin” for Biden in Pennsylvania, and possibly Ohio and Minnesota.

Biden and Trump are also locked in a tight race in Texas, a state Democrats have long dreamed of taking but one in which the comments could prove damaging.

24.10.2020 - 10:01 [ The Hill / Twitter ]

Trump: „Would you close down the oil industry?“ Biden: „I would transition from the oil industry, yes.“ Trump: „That’s a big statement.“ Biden: „That is a big statement.“ #Debates2020

(23.10.2020)

24.10.2020 - 09:45 [ gcaptain.com ]

US Oil Majors Shift Cash From Trump To Biden

(16.10.2020)

The two largest U.S. energy firms, Chevron Corp CVX.N and Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N, have increased their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year, according to the latest filings, amid a looming battle over fracking.

24.10.2020 - 09:42 [ Financial Times ]

US oil groups grow less fearful of a Biden presidency

(26.09.2020)

“Fracking has to continue because we need a transition,” the former vice-president said during a recent meeting with voters in Pittsburgh, close to the heart of swing state Pennsylvania’s prolific shale gas industry. There’s “no rationale to eliminate, right now, fracking”.

24.10.2020 - 00:28 [ Xinhuanet ]

Chinese-owned Surge Energy expands oil field business in U.S. Texas

Surge Energy currently has about 93,000 net acres of land lease rights and more than 700 producing wells in the Permian Basin in western Texas and eastern New Mexico, the largest source of shale oil production growth in the United States.

23.10.2020 - 13:54 [ France24 ]

Libya’s warring rivals sign nationwide “permanent ceasefire” at UN ceremony

After mediation led by UN envoy Stephanie Turco Williams this week, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission reached what the United Nations called an “important turning point towards peace and stability in Libya”.

16.10.2020 - 20:27 [ Xinhuanet ]

Lebanon president says keen on fair solutions to maritime border demarcation with Israel

Lebanon is currently trying to form a new government capable of implementing structural reforms and negotiating border demarcation with Israel so as to start oil and gas exploration in Lebanon’s territorial waters

16.10.2020 - 00:40 [ The Balochistan Post ]

14 killed in a convoy attack in Ormara, BRAS claims responsibility

The convoy of the state-run Oil and Gas Development Authority was reportedly travelling from Gwadar to Karachi when it was attacked on the way.

01.10.2020 - 04:31 [ Oilprice ]

Libya Oil Production Hits 300,000 Bpd As Another Oilfield Comes Online

Libya’s oil production has more than tripled since the port blockade has been lifted, reaching around 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) after the restart of another oilfield in the country, creating a new headache for fellow OPEC members who are trying to rebalance the market while demand is still weak.

20.09.2020 - 03:14 [ antikrieg.com ]

USA, Guyana starten gemeinsame Marinepatrouillen in der Nähe Venezuelas

Guyana hat in den letzten Jahren vor seiner Küste massive Mengen an Offshore-Ölvorkommen entdeckt. Der US-Ölgigant Exxon Mobil ist an mehreren Offshore-Bohrprojekten mit Guyana beteiligt, und einige davon befinden sich in Gewässern, die von Venezuela beansprucht werden.

20.09.2020 - 03:08 [ Antiwar.com ]

US, Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela

The US and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols near the country’s disputed maritime border with Venezuela. The initiative was announced on Friday by Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a four-country tour of South America to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

19.09.2020 - 02:01 [ ABC News ]

Pompeo visits Guyana hoping to shore up support on Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the small nation of Guyana on Friday looking to shore up support for Trump administration efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer.

13.09.2020 - 12:19 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries

“He was captured with heavy weapons, specialty weapons. He was captured with a great amount of cash in dollars and with other elements which we have sent directly to the public ministry, the prosecutor’s office.”

11.09.2020 - 10:42 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Frankreich und der Libyen-Konflikt

Im aktuellen Weißbuch Frankreichs von 2013 wird als Zielsetzung betont, die französische Armee müsse in der Lage sein, im Rahmen der NATO und der EU KrisenmanagementOperationen in gescheiterten Staaten durchzuführen. Frankreich hat dabei den Anspruch, dies auch zukünftig alleine oder als Führungsnation im Verbund mit anderen Staaten zu tun.

08.09.2020 - 10:21 [ ZDF ]

Kein Benzin trotz Ölreichtum

Venezuelas Bevölkerung leidet unter Versorgungsproblemen und unter Ausgangsbeschränkungen wegen Corona. In dem ölreichen Staat ist Benzin zur Mangelware geworden. Die Nahrungsversorgung ist zunehmend gefährdet, die UNO warnt vor einer Hungersnot.

04.09.2020 - 02:39 [ Oilprice.com ]

Cyprus Makes A Major Bet On LNG

The assignment has been given to a multinational consortium led by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation (CPPEC). The floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) includes onshore pipelines and additional facilities will be built at Vassiliko Port. The FSRU will have 125,000 m3 of storage capacity while being capable of unloading LNG carriers ranging from 120,000 m3 to 217,000 m3. The project’s value is €500 million and is co-financed by a 40 percent grant from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which is scheduled for completion in 2021.

23.08.2020 - 07:10 [ Truthout ]

DNC Featured Most Native Speakers Ever, But Native Issues Remain Under-Addressed

Harris has a record of going against the sovereign interests of California tribal nations. Many Native people haven’t forgotten the broken promises made by the Obama-Biden administration. Not only did the administration advance the Keystone XL Pipeline, but it also sat silently for months as Native people, accomplices and media were arrested, brutalized, and physically and sexually assaulted while trying to defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). There are still Native people, such as Red Fawn Fallis, who are serving time for resisting DAPL.
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However, in the past, Biden has supported fracking and the use of gas as a clean-burning fuel, a fact that scientists and environmental organizers have repeatedly disputed. The Democratic Party also dropped from its platform the proposal to end tax incentives for fossil fuels.

19.08.2020 - 23:31 [ The Hill ]

DNC removes measure calling for end of fossil fuel subsidies from platform

However, that language does not appear in the final version of the party’s platform.

A DNC spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement that the amendment was “incorrectly included” and removed “after the error was discovered.”

19.08.2020 - 06:34 [ Haaretz ]

Why a U.S.-led Coup Seven Decades Ago Still Matters to Young Iranians

A nationalist and champion of secular democracy, Mossadegh (also spelled Mosaddegh and Mosaddeq) gained prominence in Iranian politics by focusing on two key issues: devolving more power from the monarchy to parliament, based on Iran’s 1906 constitution; and wresting back control of Iran’s oil industry, which had been dominated by the British.

In 1949, Mossadegh formed the National Front Party and spearheaded protests against Iran’s reigning monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the ongoing involvement of the British Empire.

By early 1951, the Shah was overwhelmed by widespread public demonstrations.

17.08.2020 - 16:39 [ The Hill ]

Trump administration finalizes plan to open up Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling

“The Trump administration’s so-called review process for their shameless sell-off of the Arctic Refuge has been a sham from the start. We’ll see them in court,” said a statement from Lena Moffitt, The Sierra Club’s senior director of its Our Wild America campaign.

16.08.2020 - 16:07 [ KleineZeitung.at ]

Iran – Venezuela: USA beschlagnahmen vier Öltanker

(14.08.2020)

Der Iran bestreitet jede Verbindung zu den Tankschiffen. Die Beschlagnahmung der vier Tankschiffe „Bella“, „Bering“, „Pandi“ und „Luna“ wurde laut dem Ministerium bereits im Juli angeordnet.

16.08.2020 - 16:00 [ Bloomberg.com ]

U.S. Seizes Four Iranian Tankers Carrying Fuel to Venezuela

(14.08.2020)

The tankers were transporting 1.116 million barrels of petroleum, which has now been confiscated after help from “foreign partners,” the Justice Department said in a statement Friday. It is not clear where the ships were at the time of the seizures because they had all turned off their satellite-tracking systems to avoid detection between May and July, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

09.08.2020 - 14:43 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Nach fünf langen Monaten hat Guyana offiziell neuen Präsidenten

Der Urnengang zum Parlament des kleinen englischsprachigen Landes am 2. März hatte mit einem äußerst knappen Ergebnis geendet.

22.06.2020 - 21:50 [ Middle East Eye ]

Palestinian Authority ‚ready to sign maritime exclusive economic zone deal with Turkey‘

However, because of the concave shape of the eastern Mediterranean, there is an overlap between the areas that each country can claim, requiring negotiations and compromise – and opportunity, some say, for leverage in ongoing conflicts.

08.06.2020 - 03:28 [ teleSUR ]

Indigenous Ecuadorean Organization Wins UN 2020 Equator Prize

The organization has been accompanying significant legal victories against extractivist companies and for the survival of original nations in Ecuador, including the triumph last year of the Waorani in a historical trial against oil firms.

“Amazon means life for our world. For us, as Indigenous peoples, it is our home,” the organization said.

28.05.2020 - 02:13 [ Center for Biological Diversity ]

Trump Administration Again OKs Oil Drilling in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument

On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.

The Bureau of Land Management originally approved the well and pipeline two years ago but withdrew that approval in July 2019 after Los Padres ForestWatch and Center for Biological Diversity filed objections. The conservation groups cited the well’s potential harm to wildlife, views and the climate.

25.05.2020 - 15:34 [ Malta Today ]

Suspected mercenaries were released from arrest after two days

A group of 20 men evacuated from Benghazi, Libya and suspected of having been contracted to lend support to General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, were held under arrest in Malta for two days before being released without charge. 

Multiple law enforcement sources speaking to this newspaper say the police are still investigating the incident, almost a year on since the arrival of the men on two RHIBs (rigid-hull inflatable boats) at the Valletta seaport in June 2019. 

25.05.2020 - 15:29 [ New York Times ]

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South.

The abortive mercenary expedition last summer was organized and financed by a network of secretive companies in the United Arab Emirates, according to a confidential report submitted to the United Nations Security Council in February. The companies are controlled or part-owned by Christiaan Durrant, an Australian businessman and former fighter pilot who is a close associate of Erik Prince, America’s most famous mercenary entrepreneur.

25.05.2020 - 15:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Bericht zu Projekt „Opus“: UN enttarnen Geheimprojekt in Libyen

Im Bürgerkriegsland Libyen war offenbar eine Geheimmission privater Einsatzkräfte im Gange – gelenkt aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten. Das geht aus einem Bericht der Vereinten Nationen hervor, aus dem die Nachrichtenagenturen dpa und Bloomberg zitieren. Dubiose Sicherheitsfirmen wollten demnach den libyschen Warlord Chalifa Haftar unterstützen – und schmuggelten dazu Hubschrauber und planten Überfälle auf Schiffe im Mittelmeer.

25.05.2020 - 15:12 [ Bloomberg ]

Western Team Went to Help Moscow’s Man in Libya, UN Finds

Opus and Lancaster 6 financed and directed an operation to provide Haftar’s forces with helicopters, drones and cyber capabilities through a complex web of shell companies, according to two diplomats who briefed Bloomberg on the contents of the UN Panel of Experts report shared with the Security Council’s sanctions committee in February. The diplomats also shared excerpts of the report with Bloomberg.

22.05.2020 - 07:42 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat gegen Einmischung in Venezuela, iranische Tanker auf Kurs

In einer Sitzung des Sicherheitsrats der Vereinten Nationen haben mehrere Vertreter der Mitgliedsländer ihre Ablehnung des bewaffneten Überfalls auf Venezuela und der Einmischung in die inneren Angelegenheiten des südamerikanischen Landes erklärt.

21.05.2020 - 01:49 [ Press TV ]

Saudi-led blockade strands 15 vessels carrying oil derivatives outside Yemen’s ports: Company

More than half of Yemen’s hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or closed during the war by the Saudi-led coalition, which is supported militarily by the UK, US and other Western nations.

At least 80 percent of the 28 million-strong population is also reliant on aid to survive in what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

21.05.2020 - 01:31 [ Nasdaq ]

Venezuela’s military to escort Iranian fuel tankers -defense minister

Venezuela’s military will escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel to the gasoline-starved country as soon as they enter its exclusive economic zone, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Wednesday.

17.05.2020 - 14:54 [ Al Jazeera ]

Iran media warn US against any move on fuel shipment to Venezuela

A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters News Agency last week the US was considering measures it could take in response to Iran’s shipment of fuel to crisis-stricken Venezuela.

01.05.2020 - 21:45 [ The New York Times ]

Second Cargo of Water Trucks From Mexico Arrives in Venezuela Under Oil Swap

The deal, which is the nation’s first oil-for-food pact after the United States sanctioned crisis-stricken Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA in early 2019, is being investigated by the U.S. Treasury and the State Department.

26.04.2020 - 23:36 [ Kurdistan 24 ]

Iraq says it is taking measures to maintain electricity supply ahead of summer season

Baghdad meets a part of its demand by purchasing resources it needs to supply its power plants from its neighbors like Iran.

17.04.2020 - 01:40 [ Prof Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

Video: Coronavirus: Economic and Social Collapse: Mass Unemployment, Bankruptcy, Poverty and Despair

October 18, Event 201. New York. Coronavirus nCoV-2019 Simulation and Emergency Preparedness Task Force, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health Security. Big Pharma-Big Money Simulation Exercise sponsored by WEF and Gates Foundation

12.04.2020 - 01:07 [ Reuters ]

Mexican president’s nationalist oil vision fuels standoff with Saudis

The biggest supply cut ever contemplated by the world’s top oil producers is hanging in the balance as a refusal by Mexico’s leftist leader to imperil his plans to rebuild state oil company Pemex has angered the Saudi prince who helped craft the deal.

11.04.2020 - 11:47 [ Hurriyet ]

Putin, Trump discuss oil prices, coronavirus over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on April 10 the situation at globals oil markets, and the coronavirus outbreak over phone.

„An exchange of views was held on the situation at the global oil market, including the agreement being worked out within the framework of OPEC on reducing production in order to stabilize world oil prices,“ the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

09.03.2020 - 15:41 [ CNN ]

US stocks halted after falling 7%. Global stocks plunge as oil crashes and coronavirus fear spreads

The S&P 500 (SPX) fell about 6%. The Dow (INDU) fell as many as 2,046 points. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was down 5.4%. The New York Stock Exchange halted trading for 15 minutes after stocks plunged more than 7%. They retraced some of their losses after the market reopened.

07.03.2020 - 12:41 [ wbfo.org ]

In Syria, The U.S. Fight To Protect Oil Fields

BOWMAN: Right. The U.S. and Europe actually want Bashar al-Assad removed. He killed hundreds of thousands of his own people in a civil war. And they don’t want Assad to gain more strength by having access to millions of dollars from the oil. And Russia is Syria’s main ally. The U.S. ally in this ongoing ISIS fight, the Kurds, are using proceeds from the oil to continue their operations. And to make this even more politically convoluted, the Kurds are selling the oil to the Syrian government.

06.03.2020 - 04:18 [ Reuters ]

Mexican firm takes millions of barrels of Venezuelan crude in oil-for-food swap

Venezuela has swapped millions of barrels of crude for supplies of corn and water trucks under an oil-for-food deal struck with a Mexican firm, in an effort to secure imports amid tightening U.S. sanctions, according to the company and export schedules.

01.03.2020 - 12:17 [ teleSUR ]

Closing Rallies Ahead of Elections in Guyana

Guyana will go to the polls on Monday in a pivotal election in one of South America’s poorest nations, where a coming oil boom is set to reshape an ethnically-divided political landscape.

12.02.2020 - 02:08 [ Greek Reporter ]

Italian Navy Frigate Conducts Military Exercises With Cyprus off Larnaca

According to a press release issued by the Italian Embassy in Nicosia, the frigate is conducting patrolling operations in the Eastern Mediterranean, for presence and surveillance activities, in compliance with international law and to safeguard national interests.

11.02.2020 - 19:39 [ antikrieg.eu ]

China und Russland stellen sich gegen US-Sanktionen wegen Unterstützung für Venezuela

Seit 2019 haben insbesondere die Vereinigten Staaten und einige andere Länder auf Druck Washingtons damit begonnen, neue Sanktionen gegen Caracas zu verhängen, die die Wirtschaft, das Leben der Menschen und die Beziehungen Venezuelas zu anderen Nationen ernsthaft beeinträchtigten, erinnerte Geng Shuang.

06.02.2020 - 04:26 [ The National ]

Fujairah naval base opens

The UAE has opened its new naval base in Fujairah, allowing it to bypass the Strait of Hormuz and enjoy direct access to the Arabian Sea.

02.02.2020 - 19:54 [ junge Welt ]

Präsidentschaftswahlen in Bolivien: Offensichtliche Farce

Wenn es um knapper werdendes Erdöl oder den für die Produktion von wiederaufladbaren Batterien für Smartphones, Laptops und Elektroautos unverzichtbaren Rohstoff Lithium geht, spielt das internationale Recht keine Rolle mehr. Schon gar nicht, wenn es den wirtschaftlichen Interessen der USA oder der EU im Wege steht.

24.01.2020 - 21:49 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Konfliktreiche Beziehungen

Flüchtlingspakt, Erdgaskonflikt im östlichen Mittelmeer und der Libyen-Krieg: Kanzlerin Merkel besucht die Türkei

23.01.2020 - 04:43 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Neue Ufer: Europäische Marinemission am Persischen Golf beschlossen

Bei der EMASOH-Mission handelt es sich um keinen offiziellen Einsatz der Europäischen Union, sondern um eine Koalition der Willigen, die allerdings vom EU-Außenbeauftragten Joseph Borell umgehend mit warmen Worten begrüßt wurde. Das Hauptquartier soll in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten liegen, die sich hierfür laut der EMASOH-Ankündigung bereits angeboten haben sollen. Veröffentlicht wurde die Ankündigung im Namen folgender Länder: Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Italien, die Niederlande und Portugal. Ziel des Einsatzes sei es, ein „sicheres Umfeld für den Seeverkehr zu gewährleisten und die derzeitigen regionalen Spannungen abzubauen.“

Wie bereits angedeutet, beschränkt sich die Unterstützung von vier der acht Staaten zunächst einmal auf die Unterzeichnung der besagten Erklärung. Neben Deutschland sind das Belgien, Italien und Portugal.

22.01.2020 - 03:12 [ CyprusMail ]

UK deplores Turkish drilling in the waters around Cyprus

“The UK has been clear from the start that we deplore Turkish drilling in the waters around Cyprus. We continue to call for de-escalation. The UK has consistently stated our support for the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign right to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone,” the British High Commission spokesperson said.

22.01.2020 - 02:25 [ eKathimerini ]

Italy dismisses Turkish claims on joint exploitation of Libyan resources

Italy on Tuesday dismissed Turkish claims that the country is allegedly negotiating with Ankara the terms for the exploitation of Libya’s oil resources, describing them as “unfounded.”

19.01.2020 - 12:22 [ in-cyprus.com ]

Berlin Libya summit calls for all parties to refrain from oil hostilities

The draft also recognizes Tripoli-based state oil company NOC as the sole legitimate entity allowed to sell Libyan oil, according to the draft, which will be discussed at the summit.

19.01.2020 - 12:07 [ Steffen Seibert / Twitter ]

Kanzlerin #Merkel ist heute Gastgeberin der #BerlinConference zu Libyen. Zur Vorgeschichte der Konferenz und ihren Zielen:

19.01.2020 - 10:06 [ Libya Observer ]

UNSMIL head expresses hope that oil port crisis will end in days

In a statement to Reuters on Saturday, Salame said that if the matter is not resolved today, it will be discussed on Sunday in the Berlin summit.

19.01.2020 - 09:50 [ RT.com ]

Libyan National Oil Corporation declares ‘state of emergency’ after Haftar’s forces close eastern oil ports

Libya’s national oil company has declared a “state of emergency” after exports of its oil from the ports in the eastern part of the country were blocked by forces loyal to the Libyan National Army’s General Khalifa Haftar.

The Petroleum Facilities Guard – a militia that controls major export terminals in eastern Libya – has ordered local subsidiaries of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), who run them, to cease all operations, the firm said in a statement.

18.01.2020 - 16:19 [ Oilprice.com ]

Mnuchin: US Works With China To Cut Off All Iranian Oil Imports

The United States is working closely with China to have it cut off altogether imports of Iranian crude oil, as the U.S. steps up sanctions pressure on the Iranian regime, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, told Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’.

18.01.2020 - 16:17 [ Oilprice.com ]

China Turns Its Back On Iran’s Crude Oil

(09.01.2020)

This year’s turbulent events in the Middle East—a major source of oil supply for the world’s largest oil importer, China—have had Beijing scrambling to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after the U.S. assassinated Tehran’s top military commander.

At the same time, China has significantly reduced its crude oil imports from Iran in recent months because of the U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

17.01.2020 - 16:56 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Die Berliner Libyen-Konferenz

In der libyschen Erdölförderung ist seit 1958 die BASF-Tochtergesellschaft Wintershall aktiv; sie gehört neben der italienischen ENI und der französischen Total zu den bedeutendsten Investoren in dem Land und hat dort insgesamt über zwei Milliarden US-Dollar angelegt.

15.01.2020 - 01:48 [ PressTV.com ]

Zarif slams EU’s dispute mechanism as ‘a strategic mistake’

On Tuesday, the three European signatories to the Iran deal — France, Britain and Germany — formally triggered the dispute mechanism, which accuses Iran of violating the agreement and could lead to the restoration of the anti-Iran UN sanctions that had been lifted by the JCPOA.

15.01.2020 - 01:46 [ PressTV.com ]

Zarif urges E3 to stop 20 months of bowing to US diktat

Tehran has particularly been disappointed with the European trio’s failure to protect its business interests under the deal after the United States‘ withdrawal.

After patiently watching for more than a year and seeing no clear action from the other signatories of the nuclear deal, Iran invoked Articles 26 and 36 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to let go of some of the limitations put on its nuclear work.

14.01.2020 - 18:35 [ Khamenei.ir, Iran's Supreme Leader / Twitter ]

It’s been repeated recently that Europeans have created #instex financial channel. This is more like a joke, a bitter joke. What they’re responsible to do is totally different from what they’re doing. Once again, Europeans stabbed us in the back. We can’t expect them anything.

(21.03.2019)

14.01.2020 - 18:26 [ Sina Toossi ‏/ Twitter ]

3. Even when European countries had waivers to buy Iranian oil, few did. The „INSTEX“ mechanism—originally aimed at facilitating broad trade—failed to take off even for allowed humanitarian trade.

12.01.2020 - 17:41 [ Wall Street Journal ]

U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave

The State Department warned that the U.S. could shut down Iraq’s access to the country’s central bank account held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a move that could jolt Iraq’s already shaky economy, the officials said.

12.01.2020 - 14:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Botschafter in Berlin: Scharfe Kritik an deutscher Iran-Politik

Über die INSTEX-Gesellschaft sollten Geschäfte europäischer Firmen mit dem Iran abgewickelt werden sollten, trotz strenger amerikanischer Sanktionen.

20 Monate sei es her, seit die Europäer solch ein System versprochen hätten, er allein habe in dieser Zeit drei Chefs zu Antrittsbesuchen empfangen. „Alle haben mir versprochen, man könne INSTEX schnell umsetzen“, so Farazandeh. „Und was ist passiert? So gut wie nichts.“

09.01.2020 - 16:32 [ Arab News ]

UAE sees no immediate risk to oil flow through Strait of Hormuz

The situation is not a war, and what is happening now should not be exaggerated, Suhail Al-Mazrouei said on the sidelines of a conference in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, an OPEC producer.

“We will not see a war,” he added. “This is definitely an escalation between the US, which is an ally, and Iran, which is a neighbor, and the last thing we want is more tension in the Middle East.”

03.01.2020 - 10:42 [ CNN ]

Oil prices jump after Iran military leader killed in US strike

Futures for Brent crude, a global benchmark, jumped 2.9% to $68.16 per barrel during Asian trading hours on Friday. US oil futures gained 2.8%, reaching $62.86 per barrel. That puts both on pace right now for their biggest daily gains in about a month, according to Refinitiv data.

01.01.2020 - 19:42 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

New general strike call in #France… ▪️The French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) called on workers to occupy all oil facilites and fuel depots in the country between January 7 and January 10 – Le Monde –

01.01.2020 - 19:34 [ ibtimes.com ]

French Unions Vow No Surrender In Month-long Strike

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“

Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.

Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.

30.12.2019 - 19:58 [ Omid Shokri Ph.D. ‏/ Twitter ]

2-it should be noted that after the US withdrawal from JCPOA, both China and Russia energy firms’ left Iran energy sector and other industries.

30.12.2019 - 19:48 [ IFP News / Youtube ]

US Knows Iran Will Not Surrender: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States knows it cannot bring the Islamic Republic to its knees through its maximum pressure policy.

30.12.2019 - 19:44 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

(05.07.2019)

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

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Was nun die verbleibenden Vertragspartner des Atomabkommens an Zynismus und Heuchelei aufbieten, bringt die Regierung Rohani in Teheran wieder mal an Unfähigkeit und Verantwortungslosigkeit auf.

Anstatt das angereicherte Uran einfach zu entsorgen, die finanziellen Verluste in Kauft zu nehmen und eine einfache Schlagzeile in Form einer Presseerklärung zuwege zu bringen, die da lautet

„Hallo Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien: Kauft uns endlich das angereicherte Uran ab oder tauscht es wie vertraglich vereinbart gegen gebrauchsfähiges für unsere Energieversorgung!“

sondert man in Teheran sinnlose und kontraproduktive „Ultimaten“ ab, ohne der Weltöffentkichkeit zu erklären worum es überhaupt geht und feilscht stattdessen schmierig nach irgendwelchen Öl-Deals wie der hinterletzte Teppichhändler.

30.12.2019 - 19:42 [ RadioFarda.com ]

Russia’s Foreign Minister Says Either Abide By Iran Nuclear Deal Or Kill It

Lavrov made the comments on December 30 after meeting in Moscow with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who said that the European signatories to the deal were „not taking any practical steps“ to support it.

30.12.2019 - 18:38 [ ORF.at ]

Iran beschlagnahmte ausländischen Öltanker

Die Iranischen Revolutionsgarden (IRGC) haben im Persischen Golf nach eigenen Angaben einen ausländischen Tanker mit illegalem Öl an Bord beschlagnahmt. Wie die Nachrichtenagentur Fars heute berichtete, setzten sie laut der IRGC-Presseabteilung das Schiff mit einer Million Liter illegalem Öl im Süden der Insel Larak fest.

30.12.2019 - 18:35 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysians: State TV

„The ship’s 16 crew who are of Malaysian nationality were arrested,“ the Guards‘ naval commander for the region, Brigadier-General Ali Ozmayi, was quoted as saying.

Abu Musa is one of three islands in the southern Gulf that are under Iranian control but claimed by the United Arab Emirates.

19.12.2019 - 21:23 [ Libyanexpress.com ]

Libya’s GNA accepts Turkey’s offer for military support to repel Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli

Libya’s United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord has accepted an offer from Turkey for military and logistical support as it seeks to repel an offensive led by forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar.

19.12.2019 - 21:21 [ ORF.at ]

Bürgerkrieg: Libyen will türkische Hilfe in Anspruch nehmen

Bei dem Treffen Ende November hatten Sarradsch und Erdogan auch ein Abkommen über Seegrenzen im Mittelmeer unterschrieben. Dabei geht es um Erdgasbohrungen südlich von Zypern.

19.12.2019 - 21:17 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Tripolis umzingelt: Libysche Einheitsregierung drängt auf Ausbau der Militärkooperation mit Türkei

Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan und der Chef der Tripolis-Regierung, Fayez al-Sarradsch, hatten Ende November ein Abkommen über das gegenseitige Einverständnis im Militärbereich und hinsichtlich der See-Zonen unterzeichnet. Griechenland, Ägypten und das in Ostlibyen sitzende Repräsentantenhaus (das Parlament) bezeichneten die türkisch-libyschen Memoranden als illegitim und außer Kraft.

Zuvor hatte der mit den ostlibyschen Behörden kooperierende Marschall Haftar den Start eines entschiedenen Gefechts und des Vordringens in das Zentrum von Tripolis angekündigt.

16.12.2019 - 21:15 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Indigene Völker fordern mehr Umweltschutz von Regierungen in Ecuador und Peru

Sie zeigten sich empört darüber, dass der ecuadorianische Präsident Lenín Moreno behauptete, „dass die Ausweitung der Ölbohrungen im Heiligen Quellgebiet des Amazonas mit dem Pariser Abkommen vereinbar ist und die indigenen Rechte nicht beeinträchtigt werden“, äußerte Sandra Tukup, Leiterin des Verbandes der Indigenen Nationalitäten des ecuadorianischen Amazonas (CONFENIAE), am Rande der Konferenz.

15.12.2019 - 14:04 [ Heise.de ]

Türkische Mittelmeerpläne: Libyen als „Trojanisches Pferd“

(10.12.2019)

Die Reihe derer, denen die Türkei mit einem Maritim-Abkommen, auf die Füße tritt, ist lang: Angefangen von der Republik Zypern, Griechenland, der EU und Israel reicht die Liste bis zum libyschen Feldmarschall Haftar und seiner LNA-Miliz, großen libyschen Stämmen, den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten, Ägypten, der russischen Führung und dem französischen Präsidenten Macron.

15.12.2019 - 13:08 [ theGuardian.com ]

Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows

Ankara ready to defend government in Tripoli in latest policy to inflame tensions with US, EU, Greece and Middle East countries

11.12.2019 - 19:14 [ LA Times ]

Saudi Aramco surges 10% in dramatic debut, pushing value to more than $1.8 trillion

Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco gained 10% in its first moments on the stock market Wednesday in a dramatic debut that held until closing and pushed its value up to $1.88 trillion, surpassing Apple as the largest listed company in the world.

11.12.2019 - 12:58 [ BBC ]

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: UN ‚unable to confirm Iranian involvement‘

„At this time, [the UN] is unable to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are of Iranian origin,“ Mr Guterres wrote in the report, seen by Reuters and AFP news agencies.

07.12.2019 - 04:38 [ NDR ]

Gericht kippt Volksinitiative zu komplettem Fracking-Verbot

Das Land Schleswig-Holstein hat keine Gesetzgebungszuständigkeit, um Fracking wasserrechtlich zu verbieten. Das hat das Landesverfassungsgericht in Schleswig in seinem am Freitag verkündeten Urteil entschieden. Der Antrag der Volksinitiave zum Schutz des Wassers wurde zurückgewiesen.

06.12.2019 - 12:46 [ MDR ]

Suche nach Erdöl am Arendsee

MDR SACHSEN-ANHALT sagte Ebeling: „Die Gemeinden können dem Erdgas oder Erdöl-Unternehmen verweigern, dass sie Sondernutzungen für ihre Gemeindestraßen haben. Oder sie brauchen denen auch keine Grundstücke zur Verfügung zu stellen. Dazu sind sie nicht verpflichtet. Und das ist schon mal ein scharfes Schwert, womit man solche Projekte behindern oder verhindern kann.“

06.12.2019 - 10:56 [ Reuters ]

Saudi, Russia look to seal deeper output cuts with producers

Major oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia will seek approval for deeper output cuts from OPEC and allies on Friday in an attempt to support prices and avoid a new oil glut.

28.11.2019 - 06:16 [ Caixinglobal.com ]

China Guzzles More Saudi Oil

China’s thirst for Saudi Arabian oil continues to grow on the back of massive refinery joint ventures, and the nation is also drawing more crude from Russia, as imports from the U.S., Iran and Venezuela dwindle, fresh Chinese customs data for the year to November show.

12.11.2019 - 14:40 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Erfolg für Indigene in Ecuador: Bohrerlaubnis in Teilen des Amazonas zurückgenommen

Miriam Cisneros, Vertreterin des Volkes der Sarayaku, gab auf einer Pressekonferenz bekannt, dass man momentan eine Klage vor dem Interamerikanischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte vorbereite. Ziel sei es, ein Urteil umzusetzen, dass den ecuadorianischen Staat verpflichtet, 1.400 Kilogramm Sprengstoff aus den betroffenen Gebieten zu entfernen. Diese waren auf Grund der bevorstehenden Ölexploration verteilt worden.

05.11.2019 - 01:25 [ Antiwar.com ]

Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Withdraw Troops from Syria

The language in Gabbard’s bill would make it tough for any member of Congress to argue against it.

26.10.2019 - 16:45 [ antikrieg.com ]

Lindsey Graham: ‚Syriens Öl stehlen, um für die US-Besatzung zu bezahlen!‘

Trump ist ein Trottel, wenn er auf Graham hört.

26.10.2019 - 12:52 [ Slate ]

We Can’t Keep the Oil – Trump’s new rationale for keeping troops in Syria makes no sense.

First, Syria doesn’t even rank among the world’s top 60 oil producers, pumping out only about 0.05 percent as much petroleum as Iraq—just half as much as Cuba, which isn’t known as an oil power.

Second, its oil fields aren’t America’s to protect. They are owned by the Syrian government, with some venture capital provided by China, Russia, and India. No American oil companies are keen to step into the fray.

26.10.2019 - 12:49 [ ZDF heute ‏/ Twitter ]

Die #USA wollen jetzt neue Truppen nach #Syrien schicken, die Rede ist offenbar auch von Kampfpanzern. Und zwar um die Ölfelder dort unter Kontrolle zu halten.

26.10.2019 - 12:34 [ Washington Post ]

Trump decided to leave troops in Syria after conversations about oil, officials say

The eastern oil fields in Deir al-Zour province, where most of Syria’s relatively small and low-quality reserves are located, were once the primary source of income for the militants, who sold the oil to the Syrian government, Turkey and, reportedly, even to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

26.10.2019 - 12:28 [ Express.co.uk ]

Trump forced into humiliating climbdown over Syria as US military poised to send in tanks

In a speech at the White House on Wednesday he added: “We’ve secured the oil, and, therefore, a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil.

“And we’re going to be protecting it, and we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

13.10.2019 - 11:07 [ AlArabiya.net ]

Putin praises Saudi-Russian relations, condemns Aramco attacks, in interview

“If anyone thinks that seizing tankers and attacking oil infrastructure can in any way affect cooperation between Russia and our Arab friends, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, that they can undermine or break down our cooperation with OPEC+, then they are profoundly wrong,” said Putin, addressing a question on regional security.

“On the contrary, we will forge ever closer ties because our main goal is to stabilize global energy markets,” he added, saying that Russia remained committed to the initiatives of the OPEC+ group of oil producers driven by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

13.10.2019 - 00:16 [ France24 ]

France joins Cyprus for naval manoeuvres amid Turkey gas dispute

Eni and Total together are licensed to carry out exploratory drilling in seven of Cyprus‘ 13 blocks that make up its exclusive economic zone. Eni said it expects the work to begin in the first half of next year.

11.10.2019 - 14:40 [ APnews.com ]

Iran says Chinese state oil firm withdraws from $5B deal

(06.10.2019)

Officials in Beijing didn’t immediately acknowledge their decision. Phone calls to the CNPC rang unanswered on Sunday and its website bore no mention of the withdrawal.

However, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif separately complained Sunday about the U.S. campaign against Tehran and its impact on foreign investments.

11.10.2019 - 14:33 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Imperiale Komplex enttarnt sich

(04.08.2019)

Die Krise um den Iran und das internationale Atomabkommen könnten Russland und China bzw Putin und Xinping jederzeit lösen, in dem sie dieses einhalten und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran, sowie Öl abkaufen. Das machen sie aber nicht, obwohl sie keinen Grund haben sich an irgendwelche von den U.S.A. ausgerufenen „Sanktionen“ ohne U.N.-Mandat zu halten.

Stattdessen unterstützen Putin und Xinping den faktisch im Iran bereits laufenden Regierungsumsturz gegen Rohani durch die erzkonservativen rechten und reaktionären „Hardliner“, bei Wahrung des Regimes. Und Rohani, sowie sein Fatzke von Außenminister Zarif, entblöden sich in immer neuen Hilflosigkeiten, ohne auch nur ein Wort über die tatsächlichen Hintergründe zu verlieren.

11.10.2019 - 14:13 [ PressTV.com ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two blasts in Red Sea

The explosions have hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy damages to the vessel’s two main tanks, which has resulted in an oil spill in the Red Sea. The spill is currently stopped, according to officials.

Technical experts are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. They believe it was a „terrorist attack“, unnamed sourced told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).

11.10.2019 - 14:11 [ CNN ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port: state news

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles on Friday, Iranian state news IRNA reported.
The missiles were „possibly“ fired from Saudi soil, Saheb Sadeghi, head of the public relations of the National Iranian Tanker Company, told state-run Press TV.

10.10.2019 - 16:12 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador State-Owned Oil Company Declares ‘Force Majeure’ on All Oil Contracts

‘Force majeure’ refers to a clause that is included in contracts to remove liability for natural and unavoidable events that interrupt participants from fulfilling obligations, thus serving as an as a justification to avoid fines or penalties for breaches.

08.10.2019 - 14:39 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ausnahmezustand in Quito: Ecuadors Regierung verlässt Hauptstadt

Auch in anderen Provinzen des Landes kam es zu größeren Ausschreitungen – unter anderem wurde der Sitz der Provinzregierung Bolivar besetzt. Drei Erdölfelder des staatlichen Unternehmens Petroamazonas wurden ebenfalls besetzt und lahmgelegt, wie das Energieministerium mitteilte. Der Unterricht wurde an allen Schulen Ecuadors für heute ausgesetzt.

08.10.2019 - 04:01 [ Reuters ]

Ecuador’s Petroamazonas suspends operations at three oilfields amid protests

Ecuadorean state-run oil company Petroamazonas EP suspended operations at three oil fields in the Amazon region on Monday, the country’s energy ministry said, as protests against austerity measures convulse the country.

06.10.2019 - 12:38 [ Maysam Behravesh ‏/ Twitter ]

According to Iranian oil minister Zanganeh, China’s CNPC has pulled out of the consortium to develop #Iran’s South Pars gas field, following France’s Total which withdrew from the project due to US sanctions. Now Iran’s Petropars will alone be in charge of developing the field.

05.10.2019 - 18:06 [ Washington Post ]

Syria and Iraq open a key border crossing closed since 2012

(30.09.2019)

BEIRUT — Syria and Iraq announced the reopening of a border crossing between the two countries Monday, a step toward the normalization of Iraq’s relationship with its western neighbor and a boost to Iran, which will now have an open corridor into Syria.

05.10.2019 - 17:54 [ MSN.com ]

Iraq reopens Syria crossing in win for mutual ally Iran

(30.09.2019)

The crossing, which Iraqi officials declared open for travellers and trade, is crucial for Iran’s bid to cement its growing sway over a corridor of territory from Tehran to Beirut.

The opening of the crossing signified „the victory of the Iraqi and Syrian people over all terrorist groups, especially Daesh,“ said Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun, using a term for Islamic State.

04.10.2019 - 18:15 [ Reuters ]

Tensions grow as Cyprus says Turkish drilling ship violates its rights

Turkey says some of the areas where Cyprus is exploring are either on its own continental shelf or in zones where Turkish Cypriots have equal rights over any finds with Greek Cypriots.

30.09.2019 - 13:40 [ Tom Kirkman, Oil Major / community.oilprice.com ]

Shocked that U.S. did not unilaterally bomb Iran, MBS says Saudi will not Shooty Shooty Iran by themselves.

This entire narrative stinks. Seems to me that Trump’s continued refusal to start a unilateral military attack against Iran (despite implied Saudi urging) has stumped MBS (Saudi Defense Minister), and the whole war scenario now seems to be de-escalating.

30.09.2019 - 13:27 [ CNBC ]

Oil falls as China’s economic outlook remains weak

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has restored capacity to 11.3 million barrels per day after an attack on its processing facilities this month, sources told Reuters last week, although Saudi Aramco has yet to confirm it is fully back online.

30.09.2019 - 13:25 [ CNBC ]

Oil will hit levels ‚we haven’t see in our lifetimes‘ if Iran isn’t stopped, Saudi Crown Prince says

„Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes,“ in the event of greater conflict with Iran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS 60 Minutes.
The warning comes two weeks after a drone and missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that Riyadh and Washington blame on Iran.

27.09.2019 - 14:10 [ Amerika21.de ]

Konzerne finanzieren Militär und Justiz in Kolumbien

Über 70 Konzerne des Bergbau- und Fossilen-Energie-Sektors finanzieren aktuell Einheiten der Sicherheitskräfte und in mehreren Fällen auch Abteilungen der Staatsanwaltschaft im Rahmen von Kooperationsabkommen. So hat die Staatsanwaltschaft Unterstützungsabteilungen (Estructuras de Apoyo, EDA) kreiert, die mit Geldmitteln nationaler und multinationaler Konzerne funktionieren und ausschließlich für die Bekämpfung von Verbrechen gegen den Fossilen-Energie-Sektor bestimmt sind. Allein die staatlich-private Erdölfirma Ecopetrol hat im Jahr 2001 EDA in sieben energiestrategischen Zonen geschaffen und im Jahr 2013 drei neue gegründet.

24.09.2019 - 01:25 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Der Kronprinz und seine Macht

Indem die Deutsche Bank sich führend am Börsengang von Saudi Aramco beteiligt, beteiligt sie sich auch an der Machtzentralisierung zugunsten des Kronprinzen. Neben ihr unterstützen deutsche Manager die Konzentration des wirtschaftlichen Einflusses bei Muhammad bin Salman.

20.09.2019 - 18:15 [ Moscow Times ]

Russia Could Gain From Saudi Oil Attack – Analysts

(17.09.2019)

Russia is set to be a major winner after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities slashed production and ramped up tensions in the Middle East, analysts predict.

In a frantic day for the world’s markets, oil prices climbed by almost 15% Monday following the drone attacks on Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery, which pumps around 5% of the world’s oil supply.

15.09.2019 - 08:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

Pompeo: Iran behind attack on Saudi oil facilities that will reduce kingdom’s output

On Saturday, before Pompeo’s tweet, the White House said Trump had spoken to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, “to offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s self-defense”.

14.09.2019 - 21:09 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Saudi Arabia Shuts Down About Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes

(14.09.2019)

Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels claimed credit for the attack, saying they sent 10 drones to strike at important facilities in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. The production shutdown amounts to a loss of about five million barrels a day, the people said,…

14.09.2019 - 21:04 [ Today.ng ]

Saudi, Russia call for better compliance with OPEC oil cuts

(12.09.2019)

Oil prices tumbled more than 2 per cent on Wednesday after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump was considering easing sanctions on Iran, which could boost global crude supply at a time of lingering worries about energy demand.

14.09.2019 - 21:03 [ CNBC.com ]

Oil falls 2.9% following report Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran

(11.09.2019)

U.S. oil prices dropped more than 2% on Wednesday after Bloomberg News reported that President Donald Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran in order to reopen negotiations.

WTI crude oil futures fell 2.9% to $55.75 a barrel, while Brent crude fell 2.28% to $60.96 a barrel.

14.09.2019 - 20:55 [ Nayla Razzouk / Twitter ]

OPEC+ meeting starting soon here in Abu Dhabi. #OPEC SecGen Barkindo, Saudi, Russia, UAE, Venezuela holding pre-meeting now. #OOTT

(11.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 01:39 [ Al Jazeera ]

India, Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch simultaneously on Tuesday from their offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu to open the 69-kilometre pipeline, which will bring gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene across the border to Nepal.

01.09.2019 - 10:32 [ rt.com ]

Iran to speed up legal process for seized British oil tanker Stena Impero – Zarif

(30.08.2019)

His comments come one week after meeting with Erik Hanell, the chief of Swedish shipping firm Stena Bulk, which owns the seized vessel. Hanell asked Tehran to release the ship and its crew of 23.

26.08.2019 - 15:56 [ apnews.com ]

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursed by US sold; buyer unnamed

The announcement by government spokesman Ali Rabiei represent just the latest twist in the saga of the Adrian Darya 1, which had been known as the Grace 1 when authorities seized the vessel off Gibraltar on July 4, on suspicion of breaking European Union sanctions targeting Syria.

24.08.2019 - 08:29 [ Oilprice.com ]

New Trade War Escalation Sends Shockwaves Through Oil Markets

Helping to support the market are simmering tensions between the United States and Iran, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioning Washington against tightening pressure on Tehran.

16.08.2019 - 03:38 [ Michel Chossudovsky / Global Research ]

The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil

(21.10.2012) The following text written in 2006 at the height of the Lebanon 2006 war examines the geopolitics of energy and oil and and gas pipeline corridors through Lebanon and Syria

Another important strategic objective for Israel is the control over offshore gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean, including those Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. These coastal gas reserves extend from Israel’s border with Egyptian to the Turkish border.

13.08.2019 - 17:40 [ Janet Porter, Chair of the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board / Twitter ]

Stena Bulk ceo talks to ⁦@Lloydslisted⁩ ⁦@LloydsList⁩ about his concerns for the welfare of the crew on detained Stena Impero after a month trapped onboard in Iranian waters ⁦⁩ ⁦@stenabulk⁩

13.08.2019 - 17:27 [ Gibraltar Chronicle ]

Iran says Grace 1 tanker could be released ‘soon’

Authorities in Gibraltar were given permission by Gibraltar’s Supreme Court to detain the vessel until mid-August, with another hearing on the matter set for Thursday morning. The current detention order on the vessel expires on Saturday night.

13.08.2019 - 17:21 [ CBS News ]

Iran warns that small but growing U.S. naval coalition in Strait of Hormuz raises the „risk of combustion“

After intense negotiations with Iranian authorities, CBS News was given rare access to Iranian-controlled waters in the Strait — one of the most volatile transit routes for the world’s oil supply.

About 14 tankers carry crude through the Strait every single day; a combined cargo value of $1.3 billion. It’s a lot of money, and there’s a lot of vested interest in ensuring the flow of tankers continues unimpeded.

07.08.2019 - 17:58 [ Japan Times ]

Pentagon chief Mark Esper urges Japan to help protect shipping in Persian Gulf

“Any and every country that has an interest in freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce needs to really consider (being) involved in this type of monitoring of the strait,” he told reporters Tuesday, while en route to Tokyo for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya.

07.08.2019 - 06:33 [ Oilprice.com ]

China May Consider Sending Navy To Protect Oil Tankers In Gulf

“If there happens to be a very unsafe situation we will consider having our navy escort our commercial vessels,” Ni told Reuters, while the Chinese Embassy in the United Arab Emirates said later in a text message to Reuters that China was studying the U.S. proposal on escorting commercial ships in the Gulf.

07.08.2019 - 06:20 [ Reuters ]

China’s Iran oil imports plunge as U.S. sanctions bite

(27.07.2019)

Saudi Arabia overtook Russia to become the country’s top supplier in June with 7.72 million tonnes, or 1.88 million bpd, up 84.1% from a year earlier and compared with 1.11 million bpd in May.

Arrivals from Russia reached 7.15 million tonnes, or 1.74 million bpd, up 45.5% from a year earlier and compared with 6.36 million bpd in May.

07.08.2019 - 06:02 [ Express.co.uk ]

Iran crisis: Britain could ask Russia and China to join fight as tensions rocket in Gulf

(28.07.2019)

The move was suggested after a summit on Thursday bet­­ween military chiefs from the US, UK, Europe and the UAE in Florida, where US admirals failed to persuade Britain to join its Sentinel operation.

07.08.2019 - 05:44 [ tass.com ]

China welcomes Russian concept of collective security in Persian Gulf

(25.07.2019)

On July 23, the Russian Foreign Ministry introduced the concept of collective security in the Persian Gulf. It stipulates creating an initiative group to organize an international conference on security and cooperation in the Persian Gulf, which will later lead to creating a security and cooperation organization in the region.

07.08.2019 - 04:54 [ The Drive ]

China Curiously Says It May Join U.S. Persian Gulf Maritime Coalition Despite Trade War

Chinese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ni Jian informed Reuters of his country’s positions on regional maritime security in Abu Dhabi on Aug. 6, 2019. China’s embassy in the country subsequently provided additional details to the wire service via text message.

06.08.2019 - 06:41 [ CNBC ]

Oil prices could crash by $30 if China buys Iranian crude: BofA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch warns the oil price could slip sharply if China buys Iranian oil.
Beijing could undermine Washington’s foreign policy stance by ignoring U.S. sanctions placed on Iran.
BofA is keeping its $60 per barrel price estimate in place for 2020.

04.08.2019 - 18:53 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Imperiale Komplex enttarnt sich

Um in der real existierenden Weltordnung auf dem Planeten Kriege, Attentate oder einen (schleichenden) Staatstreich durchzuführen oder zu vernebeln, braucht es lediglich eine entsprechend mächtige Hierarchie, sowie Individuen, die sie entweder benutzen, manipulieren oder sich hinter ihr verstecken können.

Für die einfachen Menschen abseits der jeweils herrschenden Klasse ist es wichtig zu wissen, wie sie selbst von dieser betrachtet werden.

04.08.2019 - 11:52 [ PressTV.com (Iran) ]

Iran seizes tanker smuggling fuel to Arab states in Persian Gulf

(This item is being updated.)

04.08.2019 - 11:48 [ BBC ]

Iran seizes another tanker in the Gulf, state media say

State TV quoted by Reuters said the Revolutionary Guard Corps‘ naval forces had „seized a foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries“.

It said the tanker was carrying 700,000l of fuel, adding that seven sailors had been detained.

The reported incident comes amid high tension after the US tightened sanctions on Iran’s oil sector.

03.08.2019 - 10:13 [ Bayern online / Twitter ]

Habeck: Grüne können sich „Beteiligung an europäischer Mission im Persischen Golf vorstellen“

01.08.2019 - 06:07 [ ORF.at ]

Schutz für Öltransporte: Strategische Manöver um Nadelöhr im Golf

Auch ein NATO-Einsatz wäre theoretisch möglich. Dagegen spricht aber ebenfalls, dass alle Mitgliedsstaaten zustimmen müssten. „Es gab bislang keine Anfrage für einen NATO-Einsatz im Golf“, so NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg am Mittwoch.

26.07.2019 - 06:48 [ ITV.com ]

Royal Navy to escort British-flagged ships through strait of Hormuz amid Iran tensions

„Freedom of navigation is crucial for the global trading system and world economy, and we will do all we can to defend it.

„The Department for Transport has therefore updated its advice to confirm that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be given of their passage.”

25.07.2019 - 19:45 [ Zero Hedge ]

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria (In 4 Maps)

(25.10.2016)

Qatar is a Sunni gas-powerhouse and wants to become the main supplier of gas there, and Saudi Arabia is a Sunni oil-powerhouse, which wants to become the major supplier of oil, but Saudi oil and Qatari gas would be pipelined through secular-controlled (Assad’s) Syria, and this is why the U.S. and its fundamentalist-Sunni allies, the Sauds, and Qataris, are using Al Qaeda and other jihadists to conquer enough of a strip through Syria so that U.S. companies such as Halliburton will be able safely to place pipelines there, to be marketed in Europe by U.S. firms such as Exxon. Iran also wants to pipeline its gas through Syria, and this is one reason why Iran is defending Syria’s government, against the U.S.-Saudi-Qatari-jihadist invasion, which is trying to overthrow and replace Assad.

25.07.2019 - 19:25 [ CheckpointAsia.net ]

Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal: Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

(28.06.2019)

Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

25.07.2019 - 19:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

Oil Pipelines Sabotaged In Syria

(24.06.2019) The network carries crude oil from the coast to tankers at the port of Banias. The port city houses one of Syria’s two refineries. The other is located in Homs, in central Syria.

Last month U.S.-led forces blew up three oil tankers in Syria in the latest push against the Syrian government which is fighting rebel groups in their last remaining stronghold in Syria, in Idlib.

Syria is heavily dependent on crude oil imports through the Mediterranean, with a lot of the oil coming from Iran.

25.07.2019 - 19:11 [ Al-Monitor ]

Iraq plans to launch pipelines to export oil through Jordan, Syria

(19.07.2019)

Assem Jihad, a spokesman for the Ministry of Oil, told Al-Monitor, “The ministry is considering the extension of an Iraqi oil pipeline through Syrian territory to the Mediterranean Sea, and is in the process of studying the economic feasibility of the project and the appropriate geographical and security conditions.”

He said the idea had been proposed in 2004 but delayed due to unstable security conditions in both countries.

25.07.2019 - 19:10 [ Letter to Britain ]

How a Pipeline From Iran to Syria Could Bring Peace

(16.02.2018) There was at one time, a completely plausible plan for the region that has gone off the rails — not because any side opposed it — but because there was no oversight to bring the plan to fruition.

In between President Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’, the Arab Spring, and the U.S. elections that brought Donald Trump to the White House, the Syrian situation was left unguided and (no surprise!) it therefore deteriorated.

Major powers are now bombing each other’s troops and shooting down each other’s aircraft (and who knows what else is going on that isn’t reported) which makes escalation a foregone conclusion in the absence of leadership and implementation of the original plan.

25.07.2019 - 19:01 [ Timothy Reynoso ‏/ Twitter ]

Why are these nations detaining these oil tankers? The UK, Ukraine, United States and Iran… who’s next? What is the angle they’re playing? Why oil? Ask yourself. Ukraine detains Russian oil tanker

25.07.2019 - 18:51 [ Bloomberg ]

Denied Iran’s Oil, Syria Has Few Options But Russia

(07.07.2019)

The Syrian government has two big oil-producing friends, Iran and Russia. With the routes from the first apparently closed, it may have to turn to the second. This presents a new host of potential risks. Impounding an Iranian ship in the Strait of Gibraltar is one thing. Stopping a Russian ship in the Aegean Sea is quite another.

25.07.2019 - 17:09 [ NKnews.org ]

Oil tanker numbers at Nampho not impacted by sanctions, analysis shows

Analysis of oil tanker numbers at North Korea’s Nampho oil terminal compiled from over two and half years of satellite imagery shows continued and sustained activity at the site, despite strict UN sanctions restricting oil flows passed at the end of 2017.

The collection of over 300 images, taken at regular intervals between January 2017 and July 2019 by Planet Labs satellites, overall show an expanding oil loading facility growing to meet continual activity.

20.07.2019 - 18:38 [ breakingthenews.net ]

Zarif: Iran tells EU oil sales to Russia, China not enough

(18.07.2019)

Zarif told Russia’s TASS: „We expect them to implement their obligations to normalize economic relations between Iran and other countries.“ He added: „The Europeans – both E3 and the entire EU – are part of it [the deal] and they have to implement their commitments.“

20.07.2019 - 18:34 [ spglobal.com ]

China’s crude imports from Iran drop 67% on month in May to 255,000 b/d as waiver expires

(27.07.2019)

China imported 1.08 million mt, or 255,065 b/d, of crude oil from Iran in May, down 66.7% from the five-year high of 3.24 million mt in April as the US‘ sanction waivers for Iranian oil expired on May 2.

20.07.2019 - 18:28 [ voanews.com ]

No Evidence of Russia Buying Iran’s Oil in Claimed Defiance of US Sanctions

(16.07.2019)

Russian media said Moscow secured its first, and so far only, Iranian oil delivery in November 2017,

20.07.2019 - 18:24 [ Yahoo.com ]

Russia agrees with Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil output deal

(29.07.2019)

Putin, speaking after talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, told a news conference the deal – which is due to expire on Sunday – would be extended in its current form and with the same volumes.

19.07.2019 - 21:10 [ Radio Utopie ]

Revanche-Piraterie im Persischen Golf: Irans Regierung spielt der internationalen Kriegslobby direkt in die Hände

Die Idee zur Kaperung des unter britischer Flagge fahrenden Tankers „Stena Impero“ durch die iranischen „Revolutionsgarden“ könnte von U.S.-Kriegslobbyist John Bolton selbst sein. Der Iran spielt mit diesem Akt der Piraterie, wieder einmal, direkt den rechtsextremen Verrückten in der internationalen Kriegslobby in die Hände, vorneweg denen in der U.S.-Regierung und in der in Israel immer noch herrschenden Gang von Benjamin Netanyahu.

19.07.2019 - 20:23 [ PressTV.com (Iran) ]

IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The IRGC’s Public Relations Department said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named “Stena Impero” had been confiscated “at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.”

19.07.2019 - 20:22 [ BBC ]

Iran ’seizes British-flagged oil tanker‘

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

19.07.2019 - 20:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Iran stoppt eigenen Angaben zufolge britischen Öltanker im Persischen Golf

Der Tanker „Stena Impero“ habe die internationalen Vorschriften nicht beachtet. Daher sei das Schiff beschlagnahmt worden.

17.07.2019 - 16:41 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Brasilien: Bundesstaat Paraná verbietet Fracking

Als erster Bundesstaat Brasiliens hat Paraná ein Gesetz verabschiedet, welches das Fracking zusätzlich zu weiteren Förderverfahren von Rohstoffen verbietet, die den Boden und das Gestein verunreinigen und Umwelt- sowie gesundheitliche Schäden der Bevölkerung hervorrufen können. Verantwortlich hierfür ist der Gouverneur von Paraná im Südosten des Landes, Carlos Massa Ratinho Júnior, dessen Vorschlag vom Bundesparlament (Abgeordnetenkammer) bestätigt wurde.

13.07.2019 - 15:50 [ teleSUR ]

Peru Declares 60-Day State of Emergency for Amazon Oil Spill

A total of 1,230 families have been affected by a ruptured oil pipeline that has poured into the Maraňon River in the Loreto department of northeastern Peru, say the nation’s defense department.

12.07.2019 - 11:41 [ ORF.at ]

Tripolis will nach Fund französischer Waffen Erklärung

Der Außenminister der international anerkannten Einheitsregierung in Tripolis, Mohammed Tahar Siala, rief seinen französischen Amtskollegen Jean-Yves Le Drian „dringend“ auf zu erklären, wann und wie die Waffen in den Besitz von Haftars Truppen gelangt seien.

12.07.2019 - 11:35 [ France24.com ]

Missiles belonging to French army found at pro-Haftar base in Libya

(10.07.2019)

The missiles were intended for the “protection of a French military unit deployed to carry out counter-terrorism operations”, the ministry added.

In its statement, the French ministry of defence also denied the Javelins had been given to Haftar’s forces, and it further reiterated that the arms were not subject to import restrictions because they were intended for the protection of French troops.

12.07.2019 - 10:58 [ ORF.at ]

Iran fordert von Großbritannien Freigabe von Tanker

Die USA verzichteten Insidern zufolge indes vorerst auf Sanktionen gegen den iranischen Außenminister Mohammed Dschawad Sarif. Was genau die US-Regierung zu dem Schritt bewogen hat, sagten die beiden mit dem Vorgang vertrauten Personen nicht.

12.07.2019 - 10:41 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Hunt promises more spending on the Royal Navy to boost ‚hard power‘ in response to Iran crisis

Jeremy Hunt has said the Royal Navy has been “run down too much” as he cited a skirmish between Britain and Iran in the Persian Gulf as proof that more warships are needed.

The Foreign Secretary said the “deeply troubling” events in the Middle East showed that the Navy must be “expanded to meet the threats we face”.

11.07.2019 - 12:12 [ Junge Welt ]

Flotte gegen Teheran – US-Regierung organisiert Militärkoalition. Konflikt mit Iran soll internationaler werden

Die Idee ist keineswegs neu, aber die Planung wird konkreter und gewinnt an Tempo: »In den nächsten paar Wochen« wollen die USA damit beginnen, eine internationale Flotte vor der Südküste des Irans und rund um die arabische Halbinsel aufzustellen.

11.07.2019 - 10:00 [ PressTV.com ]

IRGC rejects US claim of Iran attempt to seize UK tanker in Persian Gulf

Early on Thursday, two American officials, who were speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, claimed that five boats believed to belong to the IRGC had approached the tanker British Heritage at the northern entrance of the Strait of Hormuz and ordered it to stop.

11.07.2019 - 09:57 [ Daily Mail ]

Three armed Iranian boats attempt to storm British oil tanker in the Gulf hours after Tehran threatened UK ships – but are repelled by Royal Navy frigate who trained their guns on them

Three Iranian ships unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, the UK government has confirmed.

11.07.2019 - 09:56 [ Fox News ]

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says

Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.

10.07.2019 - 11:56 [ @_unterhaltung / Twitter ]

Sicherung der Straße von Hormus:USA feilen an Marine-Allianz gegen Iran – n-tv NACHRICHTEN

10.07.2019 - 09:35 [ GBC News ‏/ Twitter ]

.@GibraltarGov has confirmed that the Grace 1 supertanker, detained in #Gibraltar last week, was found to be „loaded to capacity with crude oil“. It’s also highlighted that the tanker was „well inside“ British Gibraltar Territorial Waters when boarded, as per this screenshot.

10.07.2019 - 09:09 [ Gibraltar Chronicle ]

Laboratory tests confirm Grace 1 was carrying crude oil

„The Grace 1 was detained last week in Gibraltar when it freely navigated into British Gibraltar territorial waters to a point two miles off the Eastside of Gibraltar, having previously exited the international waters of the Straits of Gibraltar, on a pre-arranged call for provisions and spare parts,“ the Gibraltar Government spokesman said.

The ship was „well inside BGTW“ when it was boarded and remains detained in that area, the spokesman added.
To illustrate that point, the Gibraltar Government issued a screen grab from the Port of Gibraltar’s vessel traffic monitoring system taken on the night of detention.

10.07.2019 - 09:06 [ Press TV ]

Gibraltar court extends detention of Iranian tanker for 14 days: Attorney general

(05.07.2019)

Spain, which challenges the British ownership of Gibraltar, has said the seizure was prompted by a US request to Britain and appeared to have taken place in Spanish waters.

10.07.2019 - 08:44 [ derStandard.at ]

Iran fordert Freigabe des in Gibraltar festgesetzten Tankers

(09.07.2019)

Die EU stellt seit 2011 Öllieferungen an Syrien unter Strafe. Das Öl in dem Schiff soll aus dem Iran stammen, was wiederum die US-Sanktionen gegen die Islamische Republik verletzen würde. Am Freitag entschied das oberste Gericht der britischen Exklave Gibraltar, dass der Tanker zwei Wochen festgehalten werden solle.

10.07.2019 - 08:42 [ Compuserve.com ]

U.S. wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen

„We’re engaging now with a number of countries to see if we can put together a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab,“ said Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

10.07.2019 - 08:36 [ RT.com ]

Freedom of piracy: US seeks allies to outsource hunt for Iranian oil tankers

Washington has a new tactic in its ongoing campaign against Tehran: outsource the naval blockade of Iran and have allies seize oil tankers in international waterways – all in the name of “freedom of navigation,” of course.

10.07.2019 - 08:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

USA planen Koalition gegen den Iran

Das Pentagon habe einen Plan entwickelt, um mögliche Bedrohungen im Persischen Golf, an der Arabischen Halbinsel und am Horn von Afrika festzustellen, sagte der Vorsitzende des Vereinigten Generalstabs, Joseph Dunford, auf dem Militärposten Fort Myer im Bundesstaat Virginia.

Er glaube, innerhalb einiger Wochen werde klar sein, welche Länder sich der Koalition anschließen wollten.

06.07.2019 - 12:28 [ CNN ]

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran

India was one of only eight countries granted a waiver that allowed it to keep buying oil from Tehran, but that reprieve expired on May 2.
While India had said it would only recognize sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the country’s petroleum minister said in April that it would source „additional supplies from other major oil producing countries.“

06.07.2019 - 11:42 [ Independent.co.uk ]

UK finds itself in diplomatic maelstrom with Iran and Spain after seizure of Syria-bound oil-tanker

Analysis: UK officials say the aim is to calm the situation and not make it more incendiary – as some in Washington appear to be intent on doing

05.07.2019 - 15:32 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

05.07.2019 - 10:11 [ IRNA.ir ]

UK seizure of Iranian oil tanker amounts to sea piracy: Official

Noting that the tanker was moving in the international waterways, he said that the UK has no right to exert its or EU’s unilateral sanctions against other countries extraterritorially.

„This is the same US bullying policy that European states have always protested to it,“ he

05.07.2019 - 10:08 [ IRNA.ir ]

Iran summons UK envoy over illegal seizure of oil tanker

According to Spanish officials, the Grace 1, Panamanian-flagged tanker carrying Iranian oil, was seized by British patrol ships off Gibralter and was detained on the US orders.

04.07.2019 - 12:51 [ Yörük Işık ‏/ Twitter ]

Royal Marines have boarded an oil tanker on its way to #Syria thought to be breaching EU sanctions, the government of Gibraltar has said. ⁦@key2med⁩

04.07.2019 - 12:41 [ ORF.at ]

Tanker unter Verdacht illegaler Öllieferung an Syrien gestoppt

Die Betreiberfirma der Raffinerie unterliege den EU-Sanktionen gegen Syrien.

Die „Grace 1“ fährt laut dem Branchendienst „Lloyd’s List“ unter der Flagge Panamas. Sie habe iranisches Öl geladen. Picardo zufolge wurden das Schiff und die Ladung beschlagnahmt.

04.07.2019 - 12:39 [ BBC ]

Oil tanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar

Authorities said there was reason to believe the ship, called the Grace 1, was carrying crude oil to the Baniyas Refinery in Syria.

The refinery is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria, the chief minister of the government said.

29.06.2019 - 19:47 [ CheckpointAsia.net ]

Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal: Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

(28.06.2019)

Syrian Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources stated on June, 23 the explosion of 5 pipelines nearby Baniyas city of Tartus province. (…)

Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

29.06.2019 - 10:13 [ Radio Utopie ]

Atomabkommen: INSTEX und STFI endlich einsatzfähig, erste Transaktionen

Die verbleibenden Vertragspartner des internationalen Atomabkommens (JCPOA) – die Regierungen von Russland, China, Iran, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Deutschland, sowie die „Europäische Union“ – haben es nach einem Dreivierteljahr endlich geschafft zwei Finanzgesellschaften zum Funktionieren zu bringen.

27.06.2019 - 16:31 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador’s Waorani Set to Save Their Amazon Homeland From Oil Industry

This comes as Moreno’s administration is planning to sell off seven million acres of rainforest territory, some of the most biodiverse on the planet, to the international oil industry. As non-governmental organization Amazon Frontlines, explains, if exploited, 70 percent of the oil would be shipped up to refineries in California, and eventually pumped at gas stations across the United States.

26.06.2019 - 09:28 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Saudi crown prince to hold summit on Wednesday

Beyond traditional fields like construction and energy, the two nations are seeking to increase the scope of cooperation into other sectors, including ICT, nuclear power and health care.

25.06.2019 - 02:53 [ Donald J. Trump / Twitter ]

China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. So why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been….

21.06.2019 - 15:53 [ theGuardian.com ]

Oil price keeps rising as Iran tensions build – business live

(today)

Craig Erlam of City firm OANDA explains:

Oil prices are steady again on Friday, following another spike on Thursday which accompanied a broader rally in the stock market.

Rising tensions in the middle east after Iran shot down a US drone over the Strait of Hormuz will likely have also contributed to the large gains, given that a fifth of all oil production passes through there on a daily basis.

21.06.2019 - 14:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up – as it happened

(20.06.2019)

17h ago 21:22
Wall Street closes at record high

Boom! Hopes that US interest rates will be cut next month have sent Wall Street to a new all-time closing high.