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fighting for freedom

Gold Oil Dollars Russia China

everything is not awesome

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

A Brief Mythology of Petroleum

The United States of Petroleum


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"The Iraq war is largely about oil."

Alan Greenspan*


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"We have economic problems, it's been caused by disruptions in our oil supply . With a force in Iraq, there will be no disruption in oil supplies ." - Robert Kagan*

Robert Kagan: Neocon, PNAC co-founder endorses Clinton

Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

The Road to World War 3


emerald city lies just beyond

To Kill the Black Snake

America's Dangerous Pipelines

California Pipeline Incidents: 1986-2014

23,200 man hours of work per barrel of oil

First US LNG Shipment To China Arrives

98 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals over 4 years


"Our main reason for invading Iraq was to assure control of its oil reserves. When our initial excuse of weapons of mass destruction was proved false, we fell back on the rationale of promoting democracy in the Middle East." - Maneck Bhujwala

Every severe global recession of after World War II has been preceded by a jump in the price of oil.

Transnational elite sees control of Iraq as the key to lowering American oil prices, bolstering the American economy and ending the 30-year stranglehold on the global oil market by OPEC.

In the 1970s and the 1980s, the transnational elite secured it's interest in oil without stationing a single combat soldier on the Arabian Peninsula but peace is just not as profitable as war!

In the 1970s and the 1980s America relied on numerous aircraft carriers off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

The transnational elite also built numerous military bases near but not on the Arabian Peninsula so that large numbers of military ground forces could be moved to the region quickly if a crisis emerged.

When American military bases were built in Saudi Arabia and not removed after the first Gulf War it gave Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden something to bitch about.



NATO NOT SO GOOD

Wall Street Banks Create the Oil Crash

World Wasted Trillions of Dollars on Fossil Fuels

"One of the realities global inhabitants face but don't seem to realize is oil depletion." - Dwayne Deets

When NATO invaded Iraq all Baath party members were fired.

Baath party members held every operational and executive position as that was required by the regime of Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti.

Each and every individual that knew how to operate industrial concerns.

The invasion was never about 'helping' the Iraqi people.

"Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather than oil as fuel. Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over Europe, Japan, and China. It's having our hand on the spigot." - Michael Klare

"A marine friend told me we lost the hearts and minds of the Iraqis when we secured the oil fields but left their national artwork open to plunder." - Jonathan Talberg


March 24, 1989 Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Exxon Valdez spills 11 million of 53 million US gallons of petroleum.

The petroleum, originally extracted at the Prudhoe Bay field, covered 1,300 miles (2,100 km) of coastline, and 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2) of ocean.

The credit default swap was invented for ExxonMobile for the Valdez oil spill.

In the case of Baker v. Exxon, an Anchorage jury awarded $287 million for actual damages and $5 billion for punitive damages.

To protect itself in case the judgment was affirmed, Exxon obtained a $4.8 billion credit line from JP Morgan.

This in turn gave JP Morgan the opportunity to create the first modern credit default swap in 1994, so that JP Morgan would not have to hold so much money in reserve (8% of the loan under Basel I) against the risk of default.

Exxon appealed the ruling, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the original judge, Russel Holland, to reduce the punitive damages.

On December 6, 2002, the judge announced that he had reduced the damages to $4 billion, which he concluded was justified by the facts of the case and was not grossly excessive.

Exxon appealed again and the case returned to court to be considered in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling in a similar case, which caused Judge Holland to increase the punitive damages to $4.5 billion, plus interest.

After more appeals, and oral arguments heard by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on January 27, 2006, the damages award was cut to $2.5 billion on December 22, 2006.

The court cited recent Supreme Court rulings relative to limits on punitive damages.

In a decision issued June 25, 2008, Justice David Souter issued the judgment of the court, vacating the $2.5 billion award and remanding the case back to a lower court, finding that the damages were excessive with respect to maritime common law.

Exxon's actions were deemed "worse than negligent but less than malicious."

The judgment limits punitive damages to the compensatory damages, which for this case were calculated as $507.5 million.

JP Morgan invented credit-default swaps
to give Exxon credit line for Valdez liability


Disaster Destroyed The Economy 20 Years Later

Exxon Valdez Environmental Damages remain unpaid


June 1992 Assets and operations of Texaco in Ecuador turned over to Petroecuador after lease expires.

Hundreds of toxic waste pits, scattered near local communities, rivers, and streams, are simply abandoned.

Texaco dumped billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest from 1964 to 1992 while operating hundreds of oil wells.

Instead of designing the drilling and pumping operations to re-inject toxic wastewater back into deep subsoil formations, standard industry practice at the time, Texaco chose to dump the dangerous brew - benzene, toluene, arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium - directly into local streams and tributaries.

"This was not an accident; it was a crime against nature and the indigenous population." - Maria Garces, Union of People Affected by Texaco

1997 BP Amoco purchases a 10% stake in the Russian oil amalgamation Sidanko.

1998 Halliburton Energy Services contracts with Moscow based Tyumen Oil to deveolp four western Siberia fields, the first one being the Samotlorskoye field.

Tyumen had proven oil reserves of 4.3 billion barrels, possibly as many as 6.1 billion barrels, with crude oil production and refining capabilities of 420,000 barrels/day and 230,000 barrels/day, respectively.

2001 Richard Bruce Cheney puts together a Energy Task Force that develops a map of Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration Blocks".

2002 "The State Department's Oil and Energy Working Group, meeting between December 2002 and April 2003, said that Iraq "should be opened to international oil corporations as quickly as possible after the war."

Its preferred method of privatization was a form of oil contract called a production-sharing agreement. Page 1, Chapter 1 of the Iraq Study Group report lays out Iraq's importance to its region, America and the world with this reminder: "Iraq has the world's second-largest known oil reserves."

The group then proceeds to give very specific and radical recommendations as to what the US should do to secure those reserves.

If the proposals are followed, Iraq's national oil industry will be commercialized and opened to foreign firms." - Antonia Juhasz, 12/08/06

Halliburton and Sibneft, Russia's fifth largest crude oil producer, sign an agreement.

Sibneft will use Halliburton's new technologies to improve well construction and processing while Halliburton directs all project management.

2003 Invasion of Iraq begins on March 20, 2003.

"Leaks from the State Department "future of Iraq" office show Washington plans to privatize the Iraqi economy and particularly the state-owned national oil incorporation." - Jonathan Steele 03/31/03

Between 2003 and 2004, American oil imports from Iraq increased by more than 86%.

2004 American appointed interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi submitted guidelines to Iraq's Supreme Council for Oil Policy suggesting that the "Iraqi government disengage from running the oil sector" and that it be opened to international foreign investment, according to International Oil Daily.

2007 Iraq's new oil law allows provinces freedom from the central government control in executing exploration and production contracts called "production share agreements".

Americans burn 20.7 million barrels of oil per day, the equivalent of the oil consumption of China, Japan, Germany, Russia, and India combined.

Ray Lee Hunt, CEO of Hunt Oil, signs an oil deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq with the approval of the State Department according to documents obtained by Congressional Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Ray Lee Hunt spent most of the Bush administration serving on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (renamed the President's Intelligence Advisory Board in early 2008).

2008 A meeting shrouded in secrecy between 34 international oil companies and Iraqi oil ministry representatives occurred at the Park Lane Sheraton in London to divvy up the following oil fields:

Kirkuk and Bai Hassan in the north, and Rumaila North and South, Zubair, West Qurna Stage 1 and the three Missan oil fields in the south.

Also on the table are the Akkas gas field in western Iraq and the Mansouria gas field to the country's east where. With a combined total of 40 billion barrels, at no point in history has so great a quantity of known oil been offered in a single bid round to international oil companies, in any country.



solar panels are an eyesore

'Get someone up here. We're all dying.'

refinery on fire !

The accuracy of government safety statistics is undermined by the fact that many workers are now hired by or through independent contractors.

Long considered one of the nation's most dangerous industries, oil refining suddenly became one of the safest when the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported no refinery deaths in 2002 or 2003.

But at least nine people were asphyxiated, burned or fell to their deaths at refineries during those years, according to media accounts, industry statistics and fatal accident reports to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

"They'll show up in the statistics but not as refinery workers. The more dangerous an occupation, the less likely a corporation will hire those people directly - they want to boost safety rates and decrease liability." - Guy Toscano, retired economist Bureau of Labor Statistics

The way safety statistics are now kept, a work site will not generally get a black mark if contractors from other companies are killed or injured there - only if a permanent employee dies or gets hurt.

"If the site gets picked up, it's going to be almost a fluke." - former OSHA Administrator Patrick Tyson

Hazardous industries such as steel, are increasingly contracting out their more dangerous jobs to make the primary corporation look safer.

Terry Brimer fell when a corroded railing gave way at the Indiana refinery in 2004.

OSHA fined British Petroleum $1,625.

"I have a British Petroleum paper that says we will provide our employees with a safe work environment, but there wasn't one for my husband. I don't feel like a $1,625 fine is enough of a motivator for them." - Naomi Brimer

British Petroleum West Coast Products agreed to fines, health programs and improvements totaling a record $81 million for thousands of pollution violations over the past decade at its Carson, California oil refinery.

"Since British Petroleum failed to identify and inspect as many as half the components in its facility during the last decade, emissions might be as much as double previous totals." - AQMD chief counsel Peter Mieras





March 23, 2005 15 workers die in British Petroleum refinery fire in Texas City, Texas.

The worker deaths at the British Petroleum refinery could have been prevented according to a report by the United Steelworkers.

"If BP had taken the union's advice to pipe the atmospheric vent - where the hydrocarbons were released - to the flare system there would have been no fire and if BP had not violated its own policy and issued themselves a variance in order to place the trailer in a dangerous unit there would have been no deaths." - United SteelWorkers Region 6 Director Gary Beevers

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of several agencies looking into the blast, stated internal British Petroleum documents show that budget cuts of 25% from 1998 through 2000 caused a progressive deterioration of safety at the refinery.

"British Petroleum has admitted they were responsible. The issue is what level of knowledge did they have in advance. Those issues are still out there." - Brent Coon, Eva Rowe's attorney

Eva Rowe's parents, 48-year-old James Rowe and his wife, Linda Rowe, 47, of Hornbeck, La., were two of the 15 killed.

British Petroleum agrees to pay $50 million in fines and plead guilty to a felony for it's role in the refinery fire.

October 2009 OSHA fines British Petroleum $87 million for failing to correct deficiencies that lead to the 2005 explosion and fire that killed 15 workers.

OSHA issued 271 notifications to BP for failing to correct hazards at the Texas City refinery over the four-year period since the explosion and fire.

OSHA is issuing fines of $56.7 million for "failure to correct."

In addition, OSHA also identified 439 "willful and egregious" violations of industry-accepted safety controls at the refinery.

Those violations will lead to $30.7 million in additional fines.



black lagoon oil spill

BP Could Have the Stopped The Disaster in the Gulf

BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution

Gulf Oil Spill Impacts BP Employee Pension Plan

April 20, 2010


Dead-Missing-Jailed BP Whistleblowers

1) Stock for BP reached a 52 week high on April 21, 2010.
2) Stock for Halliburton reached a 52 week high on April 23, 2010.
3) Goldman Sachs was "short selling" oil rigs the week before the accident.

Gregory Stone: February 17, 2011 - LSU scientist unknown illness

Anthony Nicholas Tremonte:  January 26, 2011 - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources officer, from Ocean Springs arrested on child porn charge

Dr. Thomas B. Manton: January 19, 2011 - former President and CEO of the International Oil Spill Control Corporation - imprisonment and subsequent murder while jailed

John P. Wheeler II: December 31, 2010 - a former Pentagon official and presidential aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons - was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered in a Wilmington landfill

James Patrick Black: November 23, 2010 - an incident commander for BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died near Destin, Florida in a small plane crash'

Chitra Chaunhan: November 15, 2010 - worked in the USF Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research. Found dead in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel. She leaves behind a husband and a young child.

Dr. Jeffrey Gardner: November, 2010 - MIA Status, of Lakeland, FL - investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota abruptly and immediately closed his practice, and apparently his investigation into the deaths of swans in Sarasota, suspected to have been impacted by the BP Oil Disaster. No one has heard or spoken with him since.

Roger Grooters: October 6, 2010 - hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida. Mr. Grooters had been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200-mile trans-America charity ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil disaster. He began his cross-country bike ride in Oceanside, California, on September 10th.

Senator Ted Stevens: August 9, 2010 - longest-serving Republican senator in history was among nine people on board when the 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed into a brush- and rock-covered mountainside about 17 miles north of the southwest Alaska fishing village of Dillingham. Stevens was the recipient of a whistleblower's communication relative to the BP Oil Disaster blow-out preventer, and a conspiracy of secrecy to hide the facts from the public.

Matthew Simmons: August 13, 2010 - Simmons' body was found in his hot tub, investigators said. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office concluded Monday that he died from accidental drowning with heart disease as a contributing factor. Simmons was the only industry insider willing to speak out against the "officials" during the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Joseph Morrissey: April 6, 2010 - cell biologist and college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose to return to South Florida after studying at elite universities - was fatally shot during what police say was a home invasion robbery.



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