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  • Turkey to suspend research in waters disputed with Greece

    07/28/2020 8:33:51 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    Associated Press 17 hrs ago ^ | 7/28/2020 | By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY,
    Turkey will suspend research for oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the Eastern Mediterranean that abruptly raised military tensions with neighboring Greece, a top Turkish official said Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his aides to “put this on hold for some time,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk. Last week, Turkey announced plans to dispatch research vessel Oruc Reis and two support ships to carry out operations through Aug. 2 south of the Greek islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, and Kastellorizo. The islands are close to Turkey's coastline.
  • Has China Really Claimed The Russian Port City Of Vladivostok?

    07/06/2020 1:27:39 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 30 replies
    Eurasian Times ^ | 07/04/2- | Eurasian Times
    Do you get the feeling we are experiencing a modern day version of the 1930's all over again... You have a resurgent China claiming territory on every front....first it was the South China Sea, then in the Himalayan Mountains along their border with India, now some in the Chinese Media are beginning to assert claims on the Russian City of Vladivostok..... Hitler was insane to start a two front war, but China is engaging on at least 3 fronts as they move forward.... Certainly something to keep your eyes on the next few years....
  • VIDEO: Biden vs Biden on Fracking

    07/10/2020 3:13:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 10, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Joe Biden told a local Pennsylvania TV reporter on July 9 that "Fracking is not gong to be on the chopping block." Really? Let us watch that Joe Biden debate the earlier Joe Biden on the subject of fracking. Oh, and for you poker players out there, see if you can spot Joe's "tell."
  • Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform Pledges to Close ANWR Again, Reversing Trump

    07/09/2020 9:23:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/9/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Former Vice President Joe Biden released a set of policy recommendations on Wednesday that included a proposal to close the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration and development. ANWR was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. But local biologists joked that Congress had confused ANWR with another large bloc of federal land in northern Alaska, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), because ANWR had more oil and NPR-A had more wildlife.
  • Israel request to buy 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from United States

    07/07/2020 3:56:58 PM PDT · by rxsid · 58 replies
    https://defence-blog.com ^ | 07.07.2020 | Colton Jones
    Israel request to buy 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from United States The Government of Israel has requested to buy approximately 990 million gallons of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Monday in an official notification to Congress. According to a recent service notification, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of approximately 990 million gallons of Petroleum-based products for an estimated cost of $3 billion. ”The proposed sale of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to...
  • ENERGY Court orders Dakota crude pipeline shutdown, in win for Native American tribes in long-running saga

    07/06/2020 10:11:59 AM PDT · by gattaca · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 6, 2020 | Yun Li
    A federal court ruled Monday that the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down within 30 days, by Aug. 5, according to a copy of the brief obtained by USA Today. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia scrapped a key permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, and ordered the pipeline to end its three-year run of delivering oil out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin to its endpoint in Illinois. The decision marked the end of a yearslong legal battle over the Energy Transfer Partners-owned pipeline’s environmental damage to the Missouri River. President Donald Trump granted the...
  • Federal judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline shut down

    07/06/2020 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    bismarcktribune.com ^ | 07-06-2020 | Amy R. Sisk
    A federal judge has ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline while a lengthy environmental review is conducted of the project opposed by environmentalists and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The move was requested earlier this year by Standing Rock and three other Sioux tribes in the Dakotas who fear environmental harm from the oil pipeline and sued over the project four years ago. North Dakota officials have said such a move would have “significant disruptive consequences” for the state, whose oil patch has been hit hard in recent months by falling demand for crude amid the coronavirus pandemic....
  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline project canceled

    07/05/2020 1:40:17 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WSAZ NewsChannel 3 ^ | July 5, 2020 | WSAZ News3
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced Sunday the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. According to a news release, despite last month’s 7-2 victory at the United States Supreme Court, recent developments created a layer of uncertainty and anticipated delays for ACP. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled. “I’m disappointed to learn plans to build the...
  • Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Years of Delays. Duke Energy and Dominion Energy said the prospects of a natural gas conduit under the Appalachian Trail remained too uncertain

    07/05/2020 1:30:16 PM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2020 | Katherine Blunt
    The builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are pulling the plug on the project as companies continue to meet mounting environmental opposition to new fossil fuel conduits in the U.S. Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy Inc. said Sunday that they were abandoning the proposed $8 billion pipeline—which aimed to carry natural gas 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina and underneath the Appalachian Trail—citing continued regulatory delays and uncertainty, even after a favorable Supreme Court ruling last month. Dominion meanwhile said it was selling the rest of its natural gas transmission and storage network to Warren Buffett’s...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy

    06/28/2020 2:56:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 28 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation said Sunday it had filed for bankruptcy amid a drop in oil and gas demand and prices due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chesapeake Energy said in a release it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will continue to operate throughout its restructuring process. The Oklahoma City-based company said it secured a $925 million debtor-in-possession financing from certain lenders under Chesapeake’s revolving credit facility, which will be available upon court approval. The company and certain lenders under its revolving credit facility also agreed to the principal terms of a $2.5 billion exit financing, consisting of a new $1.75...
  • The pandemic could lead to longer power outages following a hurricane, industry leaders warn

    06/28/2020 5:50:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/28/2020
    Long restoration times are likely depending on how the coronavirus plays out during the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, which started June 1 and is predicted to be extremely active. It means everyone living in hurricane-prone communities must be ready to be without power longer following a major hurricane. Just as important is adding hand sanitizer and face masks to a storm-preparedness checklist, as well as checking with local emergency management officials for changes to shelters and evacuation orders due to the coronavirus. [B]ecause of the way the critical manpower and equipment operations unfold, standard procedures almost certainly would run afoul...
  • A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

    06/27/2020 6:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | Charles Battig
    First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created a false climate alarm which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.” To varying degrees, all three authors come from a strong environmental activist background, which observation makes their public revelations even more noteworthy. Planet of the Humans, the recent film produced by Michael Moore,...
  • India Declares Coal Splurge: US likely to Benefit

    06/26/2020 7:50:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/26/2020 | Vijay Jayaraj
    While the pandemic and political unrest have taken center stage in the U.S. and Europe, some major policy developments in Eastern part of the world have gone unnoticed. Among those is the big fossil fuel push by India and China. India, in particular, has gone public with its intentions to open new coal mines and increase coal production. It has even celebrated the decisions publicly. These are huge developments that are likely to have a lasting impact on the global energy scene and the politics surrounding the controversial and restrictive Paris climate agreement. They most probably will also impact future...
  • US Has Panic Attack After Libyan Puppets Lose Control of Oil Ports

    03/21/2017 8:37:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 20 March 2017
    The EU and US urge "strongman" Khalifa Haftar to return oil ports to the "Libyan people". We're glad that Washington has a sense of humor ___ Libya was the richest, most developed, most educated country in North Africa. It was a model of much-needed stability in the region, with a government that was considerably less terrible than NATO's numerous medieval dictator-allies. Before the "revolution", the Libyan government used oil revenues to subsidize a whole range of social benefits for its citizens. And now that Libya is a moon crater, the U.S. and its European poodles are whining about "returning oil...
  • Welcome to Tomorrow

    06/22/2020 2:08:09 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 106 replies
    email | 6/22/2020 | unknown
    1- Basic auto repair shops will disappear. Read on to know why. 2- A gas/diesel engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has only 20 parts. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are repaired only by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor. 3- Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots 4- Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a car wash, and your car is towed through...
  • Study: Hundreds of 'protected areas' threatened by renewable energy

    06/16/2020 7:13:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/14/2020 | WND staff
    Hundreds of "protected areas," including some of the world's greatest wilderness resources, are being threatened by renewable energy projects, according to a new study. The green projects are degrading 886 protected areas, 748 Key Biodiversity Areas and 40 distinct wilderness areas," according to the study, published online at ResearchGate. Authored by Jose Andres Rehbein of the World Bank, and Joe Lane, James Watson and Laura Sonter of University of Queensland, the study explains: "Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy is fundamental for halting anthropogenic climate change. However, renewable energy facilities can be land‐use intensive and impact conservation areas, and...
  • Iran: The November Miracle

    06/10/2020 10:55:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | 6/9/20 | Staff
    June 9, 2020: Despite the financial crises, continuing anti-government protests and growing criticism from government and military leaders, the senior clerics who run Iran believe that there is a good chance the American presidential elections in November will put a more pro-Iran and anti-Israel government in power. While this is a possibility, many Iranians don’t believe the clerics can hang onto power until the end of the year. Poverty is growing in Iran and the government continues to spend lots of money on military operations in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Syria is the costliest foreign adventure. So far this...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Racism Doesn't Define The Ultimate Problem

    06/06/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Here I am a drunk, a sinner, a hater, a racist currently sober and yes the first description of myself leads all the rest. Its no secret what I believe as I've made clear in countless posts but intoxication is the big issue. Drugs, Alcohol And Pornography lay behind the evil violence that kills and destroys and hurts people and property and politicians can't preach that to people. They'll get no votes in this election year for saying that so we get the urinated pablum about "systematic racism" and "white privilege" and the list goes on. Some Philadelphia music in...
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...