"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*
control of oil
"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 BhujwalaEvery
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 OPEC's 30-year stranglehold on the global oil
In the 1970s and the 1980s,
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.
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
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
"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
"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
1997 BP Amoco purchases a 10 percent stake in the Russian oil
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.
Bruce Cheney puts together a Energy Task Force that develops a map
of Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration
2002 "The US 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."
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."
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.
from the state department's "future of Iraq" office show Washington plans to
privatize the Iraqi economy and
particularly the state-owned national
oil company." - 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
2007 Iraq's new oil law allows
provinces freedom from the central government control in executing exploration
and production contracts called "production share agreements".
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.
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 seemed one of the safest when
the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported no refinery deaths in 2002 or 2003.
At least nine people were asphyxiated, burned or fell to their deaths at our
nation's refineries during those years, according to media accounts, industry
statistics and fatal accident reports to the Occupational Safety and Health
"They'll show up in the statistics but not as refinery
workers. The more dangerous an occupation, the less likely a company would want
to hire those people directly - they want to boost their own safety rates and
decrease their liability." - retired Bureau of Labor Statistics
economist Guy Toscano
The way the US 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
"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 the company
"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
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.
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
The 15 worker deaths at the
British Petroleum refinery in
Texas City, Texas on March 23, 2005 could have been prevented according to a
report by the United Steelworkers.
"If the company 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 the
company 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 Steel Workers Region 6 Director Gary Beevers
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of several agencies looking
into the blast, has said internal British Petroleum documents show that
budget cuts of 25 percent 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 agreed to pay $50
million in fines and plead guilty to a felony for it's role in the refinery
In October 2009 OSHA fined 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.
WhistleblowersGregory 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
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.
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
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.
"We are dependent on oil for our
food, transportation, commerce,
medicine, communication, sanitation and the job specialization that provides
the vast majority of our livelihoods.
dependency will involve wholesale change in the way we live and who we are
as a people." - Sara Anne Edwards
"One of the realities global inhabitants face but
don't seem to realize is oil depletion. The world is currently using about 3%
of the remaining oil supplies annually. If global oil usage remains constant
over the next 10 years, the annual worldwide depletion rate will rise to 4.5%
just because of the diminishing oil reserves. Some say the usage rate would
rise because of the increased demand in China and India. Others say it would
fall because of the increasing difficulty and expense of extracting the
remaining oil. In either case, pressure for reduced US oil usage will be
great." - Dwayne Deets
"I'll never forget the day about four years ago
when I suddenly understood the implications of Peak Oil. I felt like I'd taken
the red pill and abruptly awoke in a completely new and unsuspected reality.
From that point on almost all the information I uncovered about the state of
the natural world, the way we humans live in it and the reasons we behave as we
do painted the outlines of a system that was very near the breaking point. As
time went on, I came to understand that we were not just near the breaking
point, we were already at it. The truth of
my new perception proved impossible to
communicate to those who had not undergone
a similar epiphany - while
for those who had, no explanation was necessary. Those who get it understand
that to respond to a great crisis you need to understand it fully in order not
to waste time pursuing avenues that are unworkable or counterproductive. Those
who get it tend to think in terms of adaptations or mitigations, rather than
solutions. People who make this jump move their
worldview into a frame of reference that
is largely incomprehensible to those still working from the old story. As a
result their new perceptions tend to be
derided as 'faith-based' because the inner logic of the new frame is not
derivable from the old." - Paul ChefurkaMatthew R.
Simmons, chairman and CEO of the leading oil industry investment bank Simmons
& Co. International, has been financing the exploration and development of
new oil reserves. In a newly released book, Twilight in the Desert,
Matthew R. Simmons states;
(1) Most of Saudi Arabia's oil output is
generated by a few giant fields, of which Ghawar - the Earth's largest - is the
(2) These giant oil fields were first developed 40 to 50
years ago, and have since given up much of their easily extracted oil.
(3) To maintain high levels of production in these major oil fields,
the Saudis have come to rely increasingly on the use of water injection and
other secondary recovery methods to compensate for the drop in natural field
(4) As time passes, the ratio of water to oil in these
underground fields rises to the point where further oil extraction becomes
difficult, if not impossible and there is very little reason to assume that
future Saudi exploration will result in the discovery of new oil fields to
replace those now in decline.
The IEA's World Energy Outlook 2008
included a study of the depletion rates of the world's top 800 oil fields. It
found rates of 6.7% for past-peak fields, increasing to 8.6% by 2030. Averaged
across all fields, the rate was 5.1%. Against such high decline rates - up from
a generally accepted 4.5% estimate only a few years ago - the agency calculated
that the world would need to add 64 million barrels per day (mbpd) of new
capacity between 2007 and 2030 in order to meet an anticipated demand growing
at 1.6% per year.
Depletion rates after the peak can vary widely, from
about 2% per year for a well-managed onshore field, to 20% or more per year for
deepwater fields like Mexico's Cantarell field, and other deepwater fields in
the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 42 largest oil producing countries in the world,
representing roughly 98% of all oil production, 30 have either plateaued or
passed their peaks. The IEA concluded that the world will have a hard time
reaching 100 mbpd within the next two decades. Their projected supply curves
are now sharply reduced, while their global demand projections continue to show
about a 1.5% annual rate of growth.
The report concluded with this
For all the uncertainties highlighted in this report, we
can be certain that the energy world will look a lot different in 2030 than it
does today. The world energy system will be transformed, but not necessarily in
the way we would like to see
[W]hile market imbalances could temporarily
cause prices to fall back, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the era of
cheap oil is over
It is within the power of all governments, of producing
and consuming countries alike, acting alone or together, to steer the world
towards a cleaner, cleverer and more competitive energy system. Time is running
out and the time to act is now. An average 5.1% per year depletion rate removes
3.7 mbpd from world supply every year. By 2015, we expect relentless depletion
to overcome new supply.
In this new world order of high energy prices
basic food commodities such as wheat,
corn, soybeans and sugarcane will also become major energy sources. The
International Monetary Fund
recorded a world wide 23% rise in
food prices between January
2006 and June 2007.
Grain can be converted into bread for food or
ethanol for gas stations. Vegetable oil can be used for cooking or it can go to
gas stations to be used as diesel fuel. The 1.2 billion vehicles on the world's
roads in 2016 (2 billion by 2035) competing for food resources with the 2.7
billion people struggling to survive on less than two dollars per day. Faced
with an insatiable demand for automotive fuel, farmers will want to clear more
and more of the remaining tropical forests to produce sugarcane, oil palms, and
other high yielding fuel crops generating a massive new threat to the Earth's
genetic diversity through conversion to industrial monoculture.
humanity turns to wind, solar cells, and geothermal energy in this century, we
will witness the localization of the energy. The globalization of the Earth's
food economy will also be reversed, as the higher price of oil raises the cost
of transporting food internationally. Both will reduce
The resource exploitive fossil fuel based, automobile
centered, shopping center oriented, throwaway global consumer cultural model
will be replaced with a 'new' symbiotic biomimicking cultural model. In the
small isolated communities that survive the throwaway global consumer culture a
comprehensive symbiotic biomimicking cultural model based on reuse/recycle
"cradle-to-cradle" economy powered by renewable energy sources: wind, solar,
tide, geothermal, hydropower, and hemp biofuels.
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