Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: Oil

Oil Manipulation, Hydraulic Fracturing and the Ruthless Control of the Oil...

While the Standard Oil Trust fixed prices, set production quotas and ruthlessly forced out competitors, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has control of the industry. If history repeats itself, will the oil industry respond with market manipulation?

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit from Engineer Who Ran for His Life From...

After former BNSF locomotive engineer, Bryan Thompson, suffered injuries from an oil-by-rail train the company is arguing that some federal laws protect them from paying. Are U.S. laws and policies structured to favor the powerful rail industry over people?

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota ‘Bomb Train’ Sues Former...

A former BNSF employee is suing his former employer because he has gone through, and continues to go through, severe and permanent injuries and damages after the company's oil-by-rail train exploded while he was on the job.

VIDEO: Dear Sweden: Your Dispute With Saudi Arabia Makes This a...

Sweden has cancelled an arms sale with Saudi Arabia because of the way they jailed and fogged blogger Raif Badawi, which has ultimately hurt the two country's relationship. This may lead to Sweden focusing more on green energy since their petroleum purchase usually comes from Saudi Arabia.

Why You Should Dump Your Oil, Coal and Gas Stocks if...

Big Coal and Big Oil are dead men walking. So if you have hopes in retiring on them, think again. Stocks in these companies will get you nowhere—they're outmoded and prone to crashing. It's time to put your securities elsewhere.

New Saudi King to Obama: Lower-Price Oil Policy Won’t Change

Oil prices continue to plummet, hurting states in the U.S. such as North Dakota, where fractured petroleum can't compete with the prices. Yet, King Salman refuses to change the policy or give up Saudi Arabia's oil market share.

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 ‘Bomb Train’ Oil Tank Cars Can...

While the industry promised to phase-out DOT-111s, these “bomb trains” continue to roll through towns and cities across the U.S. It seems their promise has rung hollow.

POPULAR

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.