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  • Qatar Quits OPEC

    12/03/2018 7:44:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-03-2018 | Irina
    Qatar will leave the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as of next month, its energy minister told media today, adding that the decision was part of a long-term strategy for growing its international presence on energy markets with a focus on gas. Qatar is the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, but it has Australia breathing down its neck as well as emerging competition from the United States and other, smaller, producers. “Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019 and this decision was communicated to OPEC this morning,” Saad al-Kaabi said, as quoted by...
  • Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019

    12/02/2018 11:12:39 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | 12-3-2018 | AlJazeera
    Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced on Monday. The decision to quit the bloc of 15 oil-producing countries that account for almost half of the world's oil production was confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the country's state oil company.
  • How America Broke OPEC

    12/15/2018 10:35:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | 15 Dec 2018 | The Editorial Board
    Many U.S. producers say they can turn a profit at $50 a barrel and even as low as $30 in the Permian’s most productive regions. Yet most OPEC members need prices ranging between $70 and $90 per barrel to balance their budgets. The cartel scaled back output in 2016, but shale producers roared back as prices recovered. *** Barack Obama, hilariously, is now claiming credit for the shale boom. “You know that whole suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer . . . that was me, people,” he said last month at Rice University. But drilling leases on federal land...
  • Saudi Arabia Calls The End Of Russia’s Oil Prowess

    10/16/2018 3:53:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-2018 | Julianne
    Saudi Arabia has not only called the end of Russia’s prominence as a global oil behemoth, but anticipates that Russia’s oil exports “will have declined heavily if not disappeared” within the next 19 years, Mohammed bin Salman said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked whether Russia and Saudi Arabia had made a backroom deal to increase oil production, MbS was more tight-lipped, saying only that Saudi Arabia was “ready to supply any demand and any disappearing from Iran.” With Russia out of the game, Saudi Arabia would have plenty of oil demand to service, according to MbS. MbS...
  • Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

    12/02/2018 8:51:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/02/18 | Reuters Staff
    Nigeria’s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumor that has circulated on social media for months. Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media - and by some political opponents - was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril. SNIP “A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health,” he said, adding that those who spread...
  • It was by Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/29/2018 7:42:14 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children it is as your faith becomes a sword as it did for the Centurion that I go before you, for truly as you abide in my faithfulness that it then manifests as a Truth and this is "The Domain of Zion" where wonders and miracles abound for Truly it is with your faith firmly grasped by your heart that I call you My Beloved Overcomer, as Abram became Abraham . Now take this finished faith to others for I AM your Yes and Amen Forevermore . . . Hebrews 11:17-31 17 It was by faith...
  • The African Source Of The Amazon's Fertilizer

    11/18/2006 4:22:58 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,078+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 11-18-2006 | Sid Perkins
    The African source of the Amazon's fertilizer Sid Perkins In the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, massive dust storms from the African Sahara waft southwest across the Atlantic to drop tons of vital minerals on the Amazon basin in South America. Now, scientists have pinpointed the source of many of those dust storms and estimated their dust content. ON THE WAY. Satellite photo shows dust (arrow), bound for the Amazon, blowing away from the Sahara's Bodélé depression. NASA The Amazonian rainforest depends on Saharan dust for many of its nutrients, including iron and phosphorus (SN: 9/29/01, p. 200: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20010929/bob9.asp)....
  • Slow death of Africa's Lake Chad

    04/16/2006 2:29:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 871+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 14 April 2006 | Andrew Bomford
    Lake Chad, which once straddled the borders of Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, has shrunk by an estimated 95% since the mid 1960s, due to the growth of agriculture and declining rainfall. Image: Unep
  • Melania Trump branded ‘racist’ after Africa trip by prominent feminist Chimamanda Adichie

    10/24/2018 7:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Express ^ | October 23, 2018 | Emily Hodgkin
    MELANIA TRUMP, 48, has been called ‘racist’ by a feminist author from Nigeria after she conducted an interview in Africa wearing a pith hat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made the comments talking with Esquire. Melania Trump has been branded “racist” by a Nigerian feminist author. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 41, is a world-renowned writer who came to global fame when her Tedx talk “We should all be feminists” was sampled in a Beyonce song. Since then the talk has been published as a book by Harper-Collins in 2014. In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine the author has called Melania Trump “racist”....
  • Nigeria: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” murder 55 Christians, burn Christian-owned homes and shops

    10/22/2018 1:44:47 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 10/22/2018 | Robert Spencer
    The international media is reporting this as a “clash” between Muslims and Christians. Reality is, as is so often the case, quite different.
  • 200 Dead In Nigeria Oil Pipeline Blast

    10/16/2018 2:45:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-18 | Irina Slav
    The number of casualties after an oil product pipeline explosion in Nigeria has reached 200, local media report, as people from local communities have gathered to protest the negligence of the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, which, they said, was the reason for the explosion. The pipeline exploded after it caught fire near the Aba Depot last week. NNPC at the time blamed the explosion on oil theft, which is still rampant in the Niger Delta despite many attempts by the government to put an end to the dangerous practice. The cause of the fire, the company said, could have been...
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Pflugerville fugitive back in Texas after fleeing to Canada

    09/14/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Matthew Prendergast
    A Pflugerville fugitive has been apprehended in Canada as he was attempting to flee to his home country of Nigeria, the U.S Marshals Service says. Olanrewaju Sodiq Fadairo, 28 is a Nigerian citizen who was a suspect in a sexual assault case. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force coordinated with Canadian officials to extradite Fadairo from Montreal to Texas. The investigation into Fadairo began in October 2017, when it was learned that he was attempting to flee back to Nigeria. The Canadian government learned in August of that year that Fadairo had crossed the border into Canada. Fadairo...
  • Cleric predicts Trump’s untimely exit from office

    09/10/2018 9:18:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Guardian of Nigeria ^ | September 11, 2018 | Chris Irekamba
    Founder of Ambassadors Mission International Incorporated in Aba, Abia State, Reverend Sylvester Nmanwoke, has predicted that President Donald Trump of the United States (U.S.) will not finish his first term in office. Nmanwoke, who is also President, Apostolic Faith Mission Shekinah International Incorporated (AFM), said America should expect some strange events like fire from the sky that would consume millions of its citizens. Speaking in Lagos at a World Press Conference tagged: President Donald Trump Will Not Finish His First Term, he stressed that Trump is a proud man, who is not born again. He also revealed that former President...
  • Deadly virus monkeypox is found in the UK for the first time as health officials try to avert...

    09/10/2018 5:41:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/08/2018
    Full Headline: Deadly virus monkeypox is found in the UK for the first time as health officials try to avert potentially deadly outbreak They said a Nigerian individual who flew into the UK last Sunday has been diagnosed with the bug, which kills up to one in ten of those infected. There is no vaccine. Like Ebola, monkeypox resides in wild animals but humans can catch it through direct contact with animals, such as handling monkeys, or eating inadequately cooked meat. … Officials from Public Health England said they were in the process of contacting people who sat near the...
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagon’s defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • Muslim Militants Burn Alive Christian Pastor and His Family in Nigeria

    09/02/2018 11:36:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, P.H.D
    Fulani Muslim militants launched raids on eight villages burning alive a Christian pastor, wife and three of their children. Islamic raiders, with machetes and AK47 rifles, looted destroying 95 houses, farmland and three churches. They killed Pastor Adamu Gyang Wurim and his family by setting fire to their house while them inside and shot his wife. Also, two villagers killed &wounding several others. Local lawyer, Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, spoke with one of three surviving pastor's children away at University that learned of it on Facebook. "When I called a friend to find out about the situation, the report I received...
  • Billionaire Clinton Foundation Donor, Feds Settle Lawsuit Over Reports of Terrorism Ties

    08/01/2017 11:40:57 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 1 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Billionaire Clinton Foundation Donor, Feds Settle Lawsuit Over Reports of Terrorism TiesA billionaire Clinton Foundation donor has struck a deal with the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit over leaks that indicated he was fundraising for a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian-born businessman who lives in Lebanon, filed a lawsuit last September against the FBI, CIA, Department of Justice, and several other agencies over leaks that "improperly impugned" his reputation and denied his constitutional rights, Politico reported Monday. News reports surfaced last year that Chagoury, who contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation and pledged $1 billion to...
  • Review: Homemade and Deadly (Small Arms Survey)

    07/31/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    HOMEMADE AND DEADLY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It shows a basic limitation of legal gun control.  Nigeria has had extensive, strict, legal limitations on the ownership and manufacture of firearms since 1959. To illustrate the draconian nature of these legal controls, repairing of firearms, without a government license to do so, has a legal penalty of a minimum of 10 years in prison. The inspector general of...
  • With State Department Ministerial, Trump Administration Signals Seriousness on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2018 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Travis Weber
    Later this week, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the first-ever “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. The fact that this meeting is being held is about as important as what will come out of it.True, the substance matters. It’s crucial that activists and government officials from around the world hear tales of persecution from individuals whose plight has been overlooked or who have been beyond the reach of all press coverage. It is important that organizations know how to access government funds available to help them aid the persecuted. It...