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OPEC Questions Sustainability Of North American Oil Boom
nasdaq ^ | 5/16/14 | graeber

Posted on 05/16/2014 6:03:48 AM PDT by mgist

OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla el-Badri said oil supplies from North America “will play an important role in the coming few years,” but he cast doubt on their sustainability over the long term.

Speaking May 15 in Moscow, el-Badri acknowledged that oil supply from producers outside of OPEC are expected to increase by more than 4 million barrels per day (bpd) between 2013 and 2018, with much of that coming from North America. But he cautioned that the addition of non-OPEC oil supplies to the global market “should be viewed as a periodic shift."

"Tight oil adds depth and diversity to the market," he said. "But questions remain over its sustainability in the long-term."

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: energy; oil; opec; shale
I wonder if OPEC nations are predicting a drop in oil profits, and not only using Obama to stop Keystone pipeline, but also using Obama to build up their Drug Cartels? Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda are heading a booming heroin trade in the $Trillion drug trade.

They managed to create an epidemic in our nation, while the FEDS and the national media, are muzzled. They've got a sophisticated operation going on. The only nation in the world that seems to be stopping the heroin in transit has been Australia.

1 posted on 05/16/2014 6:03:48 AM PDT by mgist
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2 posted on 05/16/2014 6:05:24 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mgist

OPEC is worried.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Yes, they are. Expect a lot of illegal campaign money to come in so that the Ds will shut down the growth of our hydrocarbon industry.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 6:12:06 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mgist
Obama has blocked all energy development in the US. He has also blocked the development of the oil sands in Alberta.

Meanwhile he helped finance Brazilian exploration in the Atlantic.

Foreign oil good, (North) American oil bad.

5 posted on 05/16/2014 6:12:47 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: mgist

This is absolutely correct, as the political winds shift from D to R and R to D. Net result is we cant develop much of our resources, ANWR, keystone, federal land... And waste our focus on wind and solar.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mgist
"Member Countries.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in Baghdad, Iraq, with the signing of an agreement in September 1960 by five countries namely Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. They were to become the Founder Members of the Organization.

These countries were later joined by Qatar (1961), Indonesia (1962), Libya (1962), the United Arab Emirates (1967), Algeria (1969), Nigeria (1971), Ecuador (1973), Gabon (1975) and Angola (2007).

From December 1992 until October 2007, Ecuador suspended its membership. Gabon terminated its membership in 1995. Indonesia suspended its membership effective January 2009.

Currently, the Organization has a total of 12 Member Countries.

The OPEC Statute distinguishes between the Founder Members and Full Members - those countries whose applications for membership have been accepted by the Conference.

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I can say without a doubt that Venezuela and Ecuador are Narco Nations. Iran has strong ties to Venezuela and Russia. That says it all, the rest are sketchy.

Amazing, the power these guys have over our President.

7 posted on 05/16/2014 6:18:16 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

This also explains the Global Warming hyperventilation going on to the point of ridiculous.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 6:21:06 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
I wonder if OPEC nations are predicting a drop in oil profits, and not only using Obama to stop Keystone pipeline, but also using Obama to build up their Drug Cartels? Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda are heading a booming heroin trade in the $Trillion drug trade.

TOO bad America and the rest of the West are the usual customers.
No demand = no need for supply.

The users are breaking the fifth commandment by KILLING THEMSELVES with these obnoxious addicting drugs. They CHOSE that path.

9 posted on 05/16/2014 6:26:56 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: C210N

Cartel
Definition of ‘Cartel’

An organization created from a formal agreement between a group of producers of a good or service, to regulate supply in an effort to regulate or manipulate prices. A cartel is a collection of businesses or countries that act together as a single producer and agree to influence prices for certain goods and services by controlling production and marketing. A cartel has less command over an industry than a monopoly - a situation where a single group or company owns all or nearly all of a given product or service’s market. In the United States, cartels are illegal; however, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - the world’s largest cartel - is protected by U.S. foreign trade laws.

Investopedia explains ‘Cartel’

Amid controversy in the mid-2000s, the U.S. Congress attempted to penalize OPEC as an illegal cartel but the effort was blocked over concerns of retaliation and potential negative effects on U.S. businesses. Despite the fact that OPEC is considered by many to be a cartel, members of OPEC have maintained it is not a cartel at all, but an international organization with a legal, permanent and necessary mission.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 6:27:54 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Is it possible to dislike so many people? These LIB/DIM asshats are very, very tiresome.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
This will reassure you. Who knew our country was so corrupt. Now I understand a lot of things, like Carter for example. He wasn't as dumb as a doorknob, he was bought and paid for, just like Obama.


The 50 years under OPEC have been eventful

Sep 14th 2010

OPEC, the cartel of oil producers, celebrates its 50th anniversary on September 14th. The organisation was founded in 1960 with the explicit purpose of manipulating oil prices by controlling supplies. It has generally proved successful. OPEC controls around 80% of the world's proven reserves and over 40% of the world's production among its 12 member states. The Gulf states that dominate OPEC have the biggest reserves and lowest costs, so can most easily turn the taps on and off when required to keep prices high. Despite the slow return to health of a sickly world economy, oil fetches a lofty $75 a barrel, which Saudi Arabia, OPEC's most influential member reckons is "ideal".

12 posted on 05/16/2014 6:37:39 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla el-Badri said oil supplies from North America “will play an important role in the coming few years,” but he cast doubt on their sustainability over the long term.

TRANSLATION: "Mullah Ubama has our back."

13 posted on 05/16/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Obama has blocked all energy development in the US.

Fortunately for us, he doesn't have that ability. That is why US domestic oil production has grown during his administration, in spite of his policies.

Real growth will happen after America wakes up and a few more election cycles.

14 posted on 05/16/2014 7:10:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Soros-Promotes-Oil-Sales-to-Punish-Putin.html

Why is Soros directing oul policy?


Soros Promotes Oil Sales to Punish Putin

By Charles Kennedy | Thu, 27 March 2014 19:58 | 3

Just weeks after the US announced its first test sale of crude oil from strategic reserves since 1990, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is lobbying for the release of more reserves on the market to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On 12 March, the US said it would dip into its emergency stockpile to release 5 million barrels onto the market, causing oil prices to drop to their lowest in a month, and this week, Soros has gone public with his proposal to release more as a way to hit back at Moscow for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 7:11:34 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: cloudmountain

‘The users are breaking the fifth commandment by KILLING THEMSELVES with these obnoxious addicting drugs. They CHOSE that path.’
I keep calling it slow suicide and push for the free and pure route to speed up the process. Hard drugs lead to much higher rates of murder, robbery, burglary, ID scams, home invasions, car thefts, ugly hookers, and bought and paid for politicians and the corruption of our entire legal system. Not to mention the legal theft of private property by out of control cops and wholesale infringement of all our rights because maybe less than 5% of the population are addicts. Fighting a war that will never and can never be won is not best use of our tax dollars. Give them free drugs, as much as they want, and 100% pure drugs not cut with anything and let it end.
If suicide is their preferred way out I say let them go for it. No market, no demand, no profits, no drug cartels and drug thugs roaming the streets and killing the bad and the innocent. Let God sort them out.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:14:04 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: mgist
Why is Soros directing oul policy?


17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:14:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: achilles2000

Another approach is much cheaper. Monitor the situation for oil development projects. Where one is planned have an agent go out and plant a few samples of one or more endangered species. A quick biologist report, a lawsuit and bang, the project is on hold forever. Cost is one agent, one pimp biologist and one pimp lawyer. Relatively cheap.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 8:28:06 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: thackney

He has blocked all the energy development that was within his power to block.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Made it difficult, and more expensive, time-consuming, yes.

But totally blocked? No.

We still drill in federal waters and some land. Less than before but not stopped.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

It would work. US Forest Service employees have been caught doing things like that.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:22:33 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
I keep calling it slow suicide and push for the free and pure route to speed up the process. Hard drugs lead to much higher rates of murder, robbery, burglary, ID scams, home invasions, car thefts, ugly hookers, and bought and paid for politicians and the corruption of our entire legal system. Not to mention the legal theft of private property by out of control cops and wholesale infringement of all our rights because maybe less than 5% of the population are addicts. Fighting a war that will never and can never be won is not best use of our tax dollars. Give them free drugs, as much as they want, and 100% pure drugs not cut with anything and let it end. If suicide is their preferred way out I say let them go for it. No market, no demand, no profits, no drug cartels and drug thugs roaming the streets and killing the bad and the innocent. Let God sort them out.

The Swiss tried that some years ago. They designated a field where anyone could take any drugs. All was free and open. It lasted for a few months.

The results? Overdoses, deaths, brain damage and V.D.s the likes that hadn't been seen since the 14th century.
The Swiss quietly closed it down and sent the children morons FOOLS folks home to mommy and daddy. It was declared a colossal and costly (in pain, suffering and death) failure to too many lives.

All is well now in Switzerland. No more "experiments" like that again for the Swiss. We adults are SUPPOSED to be smarter and protect our children and fellow human beings from the poisons of life. Suicide, slow or fast, IS considered a sin in Christianity.

AT LEAST we should try to help our brothers and sisters.

Mathew 25: 31-46: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"

22 posted on 05/16/2014 3:26:31 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I think that was Amsterdam, Holland you are speaking of. They gave them clean needles, condoms and in general tried to help. It did not help. Only God can alter the path that these people are on. They must ask for forgiveness and repent and stop their evil ways.
These people have decided to die, the drugs are a less swift and less painful way for them to go. It is more painful for their families and the rest of us. We all suffer from their choices in who knows how many ways.
Yes, what I think may well be unChristian, but how many more should be dragged into this cesspool unknowingly, how many more? I have seen the evil that these people do, not only to the person they help addict, intentionally, but to the families and friends of their victims.
I am sure that few agree with me but that makes little difference to me, I worry about the opinion of only one judge. I will tell you this, the vast majority of the problems that this country faces, from the government on down to us serfs are rooted in drug use. The lunatics running our country, if you could find out the truth, were and probably still are, heavy drug users. Look up two of the most murderous tyrants of the 20th century, Hitler and Stalin, and see what you find, farther back look up Alexander the Great.
Less then 10% of the people who go thru rehab can last even one year in a sober state. Two or three years I have never seen the numbers but would guess it is much lower.
Do you know why alcohol is sometimes called spirits? Look it up and get back to me.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: cloudmountain

Look up the term ‘co-dependency’ ... and study it, then you may not misuse the passage in Matthew so easily the next time.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN
Look up the term ‘co-dependency’ ... and study it, then you may not misuse the passage in Matthew so easily the next time.

No need to look up the term. I heard it and knew about bout 50 years ago. I still stand by St. Matthew. Are YOU an expert on St. Matthew?

25 posted on 05/16/2014 6:53:45 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
So they tried it in Amsterdam too? Sad.
Yes, only God can change these things but WE have to say YES to God.

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The word spirits has many meanings, as you probably know, and it DOESN'T translate the same in all the languages and cultures of the planet.
I would even be willing to guess that the cultures that do drink have ALL kinds of names for the fermented fruits, hops, etc. and different names for the various states of inebriation.

I lived in the middle east for five years and THEIR interpretation of alcohol and its effects are NOT necessarily the same as yours, mine or ours of the West

There is also no rhyme nor reason why oriental Asians have such a problem with alcohol. Go ahead. Google it--it's not new.

26 posted on 05/16/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: headstamp 2
You bet they are worried.
What they fail to mention is that the current oil boom is a result of exploration and drilling on " private " land, not federal or public land.
They also forget about the conventional oil out in the gulf of Mexico and other oil that has been found in South America.
The demand for oil has also dropped in North America.
27 posted on 05/16/2014 7:56:44 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mgist

Perhaps OPEC makes a good portion of their money from the drug trade and not from the oil as they would have us think ?


28 posted on 05/16/2014 7:58:43 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: cloudmountain

It appears that I know a lot more about human nature than you do.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 8:00:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: cloudmountain
Jesus was talking about those who were legitimately poor or down on their luck, not those who use other people, abuse the system, or steal from their families as I can attest to by living with a drug user in our house.. it's been hell for all of us.
30 posted on 05/16/2014 8:10:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: cloudmountain
No, I am not a expert of St. Matthew, but can tell you a thing or two about living with someone who is a druggie.
I can tell between someone who truly needs help, and someone who is going to cheat, lie, steal, and abuse the system any way they can.
Besides ? unless you have a legitimate disability, the bible even tells us " you don't work ? you don't eat "

31 posted on 05/16/2014 8:14:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist
No, I am not a expert of St. Matthew, but can tell you a thing or two about living with someone who is a druggie. I can tell between someone who truly needs help, and someone who is going to cheat, lie, steal, and abuse the system any way they can.
Besides ? unless you have a legitimate disability, the bible even tells us " you don't work ? you don't eat "

I agree with you.

I see the "down and out" on our streets. They can't be helped unless they want it.
They aren't even allowed into alcohol and/or drug rehab unless they are stone cold sober.

And...sometimes they are found dead on the streets. Their choice. Poor souls.

32 posted on 05/16/2014 9:26:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: MHGinTN
It appears that I know a lot more about human nature than you do.

Well, "it appears" that you know SQUAT about me.
Besides, who cares what you think? I sure don't.

33 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:20 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Former Proud Canadian
He has blocked what he can. The entire jihad against hydraulic fracturing has failed because nothing was being done wrong, if being done to industry spec.

He has closed off areas of Federal Land which had been leased (The Pinedale Anticline in Wy, for instance), and has hurt the industry offshore.

Large areas onshore which are predominantly private remain under development (Williston Basin--Bakken/Three Forks, Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, etc.).

Primary impediments now will be over transportation (rail in the cross hairs), denying pipeline permits, and flared natural gas produced as a byproduct of oil production.

Ironically, the worst percentage of gas flared is on Federal Leases, where more permits are required to build gathering infrastructure to get the gas to processing facilities.

Those facilities are often at capacity, even as new expansions go on line.

Government is not the solution, it is the problem, but despite Obama's best efforts, and needing to stay at least close to the law, the industry and production have succeeded in expanding operations in the US despite the campaign to vilify oil companies.

The result has helped, especially cheaper natural gas, but there are impediments on the drawing board to slow that down as well.

If we were rid of the unconstitutional EPA, it would help a lot, especially stopping the moving target regulatory standards.

So, the OPEC nations may well be concerned, simply because Obama hasn't been able to easily shut down the industry.

Most of the folks in Exploration and Drilling tend to be very conservative, patriotic, and well paid. With the elections coming, it is possible that some stumbling block will be thrown in the way of the industry, in order to reduce the capability of people in it to make campaign donations and reduce their effectiveness politically.

But in today's political climate, having that many pissed off oil workers with little to do might not be a good idea.

34 posted on 05/16/2014 9:53:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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