Monday, January 08, 2007

Russians Shut Down Main Oil Pipeline to Europe

Russians Shut Down Main Oil Pipeline to Europe

16 comments:

Rice Farmer said...

And I expect the Russians to continue asserting themselves more and more. Last year they went all out in taking back control of their energy. The Americans, the Dutch, the Japanese, and the Norwegians got the boot.

Globally, the big players continue to deploy their pieces on the Grand Chessboard. It's going to be an "exciting" year!

Pandabonium said...

Japanese shipping companies see profits drop by as much as 38% due to fuel costs.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/biz/2006/12/647285/

Rice Farmer said...

Japanese shipping -- Yes, indeed, and despite increased sales. It's the same reason Japanese airlines are cutting routes between outlying cities. Protect the market!

Oil is still cheap, hovering around $60/bbl., and yet the shakedown has begun.

Rice Farmer said...

Oil v. Israel lobby -- Recently there has been a lot more open public discourse in the US about the Israel lobby, which is of course good, but an unbelievable corollary has emerged from the discussion: It is claimed in some quarters that the US attacked Iraq solely to do the bidding of Israel, and that it had nothing to do with oil! The proponents of this wacky theory totally fail to see that oil underpins everything. You can bet your last barrel that the neocons see it, and so do the Russians and Chinese. Since I've blogged this I won't go into it any more here.

Pandabonium said...

There is a good discussion of the Russian/Belarus situation over on theoildrum.com

Rice Farmer said...

Iraq: Giant cash cow for US contractors

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16132.htm

Lest we forget another strong inducement to "stay the course."

Rice Farmer said...

Foreign investors encouraged to partake in retooling of state-owned gold enterprises (China)

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200701/11/eng20070111_340313.html

Rice Farmer said...

Iran, China to finalise 16 bn dollar gas deal despite sanctions threat

http://www.sinodaily.com/2006/070111112933.ub7r06ge.html

The Empire is desperate to stop this.

Rice Farmer said...

JAL to drop three Kyushu routes

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20070114a2.html

A peon said...

A friend of mine on MySpace posted this article as a bulliten.I found it interesting enough to post here.It brought to mind the FTW article on H.A.A.R.P by Michel Chossudovsky in which he quotes from Dr.Rosalie Bertell's analysis wherein she predicts that:"The project is likely to be 'sold' to the public as a space shield against incoming weapons,or,for the more gullible,a device for repairing the ozone layer." Looks like she was right. http://www.willthomas.net/Chemtrails/Articles/Chemtrails_In_US_Schools.htm

A peon said...

Also,I just finished watching a very interesting video on "Mercury,Autism,and the GLobal Vaccine Agenda" and thought I would post it here in case any fellow blog commenters may not have seen it yet.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=6890106663412840646&q=autism

Rice Farmer said...

Item to today's paper: A trend among Japanese airlines is retiring large aircraft and switching to smaller models. A major reason given is fuel economy.

Rice Farmer said...

Hot dog. A Japanese academic journal has just asked me to pen an article on peak oil. The same issue will have a peak oil article by a Japanese academic, too. The editor says they are taking this matter seriously.

Rice Farmer said...

Speaking of Richard Heinberg (mentioned in relation to an article on Japan in the previous item), a Japanese friend in the translation and publishing industry told me last year that there were plans to translate "The Party's Over" into Japanese. Have heard nothing about it since, though.

FTW admin said...

congratulations rice farmer!! mike sends congrats too. he sounded really pleased and impressed

Pandabonium said...

Congatulationms, Rice Farmer. I've read the articles you wrote some years back and (english versions) and was very impressed.
I'll know you will do a great job.