Putin Chooses to Be China’s Flunky Instead of the USA

There are various reports about Putin having decades long anger at Russia losing the Cold War to the West. Putin felt humiliated that Russia was treated as second rate by the West after the USSR fell. Big tough Putin and Russia with nuclear weapons demanded respect and is forcing respect by taking maybe half of …

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Air Pollution is Like Forcing Weak, Old and Young People to Smoke Every Day

Microscopic particulates that form from the use of fossil fuels for energy, transportation, industry and agriculture are the main cause of deaths from air pollution. The main sources of air pollution are from coal for energy generation and the various uses of oil for industry and transportation. There are also particulates from agriculture, wildfires. Emissions …

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Ransomeware Attack Shuts Key East Coast Gas Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline has had a cyberattack involving ransomeware from an Eastern European-based criminal gang called DarkSide. Colonial Pipeline has temporarily shutdown 2.5 million barrels per day of pipelines. This is about 12-15% of US oil capacity. On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. We have since …

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Future Oil Price War as Iran Sanctions Get Lifted

Economic sanctions have cut Iran’s oil production in half and dropped oil exports to less than 20% of normal. Iran’s oil production is currently below 2 million barrels per day and Iran has about 300,000 barrels per day of oil exports. source: tradingeconomics.com Biden is expected to lift sanctions if Iran returns to strict compliance …

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Venezuela Has One Functioning Oil Rig and Venezuela Oil Will Likely Never Recover

Venezuela has one active oil rig according to the Baker Hughes international oil rig report. Venezuela is producing 367,000 barrels of oil per day. In 2016, Venezuela’s economy needed about 600,000 barrels per day. Venezuela depends upon oil import shipments from Iran. Venezeuela had oil production levels of 2.4-3.5 million barrels per day and was …

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