Venezuela’s Oil Production Bounces Back

By Andreína Chávez Alava, Venezuelanalysis. -

Guayaquil, Ecuador – Venezuela’s crude output increased in May, recovering from the previous month’s fall. The latest Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report placed [...]

Venezuela And Iran Deepen Alliance With ‘Perfect Trips’

By Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis. -

The Venezuelan government is shipping jet fuel to Iran as part of cooperation to tackle its gasoline and diesel shortages in the South American country. According to Reuters, state oil company [...]

US-Backed Militants Steal 140,000 Barrels Per Day Of Syrian Oil

By News Desk, AMN News. -

Tehran - Militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is supported by Washington, steal 140,000 barrels of crude oil on a daily basis from oil fields in Syria’s northeastern province of [...]

How ExxonMobil Uses Divide And Rule To Get Its Way

By Vijay Prashad, Peoples Dispatch. -

Tensions rise between neighboring Guyana and Venezuela over a piece of land that has been disputed since at least 1835. Both Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and Venezuela’s President Nicolás [...]

Bomb Libya And Take Its Oil

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

“Unless we take the oil from Libya, I have no interest in Libya,” Donald Trump declared in an April 2011 interview on CNN’s “Newsroom.” The U.S. government was considering military [...]

Modern Piracy And US Sanctions

By Orinoco Tribune. -

Washington announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of gasoline from four tankers en route between the two countries, which are both under illegal US sanctions. “We [...]

UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil

By Haik Gugarats, Argus Media. -

Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran [...]

US’ Theft Of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

By Steven Chovanec, Mintpress News. -

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and [...]

US Government Seizes Websites Allegedly Involved In Iran-Venezuela Oil Deal

By Al Monitor. -

The US government announced today that it had seized three websites used by Iran to facilitate oil deals with Venezuela. The decision follows the US interception of Iranian oil tankers bound for [...]

Iranian President Denies US Statements On Tankers Seizures

By Telesur English. -

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday announced that the U.S. lied about the seizure of four Iranian gasoline tankers headed towards Venezuela.  On Friday, the U.S. [...]

US Seizes Iranian Oil From Four Tankers En Route To Venezuela

By Joshua Goodman, Associated Press. -

The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum [...]

United States Stealing Syrian Oil

By Amberin Zaman, and Joe Snell, Al-Monitor. -

The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria has signed an agreement with an American oil company, well-placed sources with close knowledge of the deal told Al-Monitor. One of the [...]

Washington Threatens Military Action Against Iran After UN Meeting

By Staff, Middle East Eye. -

"The international community in general - and the UN Security Council in particular - are facing an important decision: do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of [...]

Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They’re Trying To Ruin Him

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the [...]