Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coordinated Sanctions Target Russia's Ability to Tap Oil Reserves including Arctic resources

I have mentioned the control of Arctic resources previously as one of many reasons for the targeting of Russia by NATO.

So, it is interesting to note that the sanctions are geared towards prohibiting Russia from accessing it's Arctic resources
Before we get to the sanction we are going to FLASHBACK to December 2011. Back more then 2 & 1/2 years ago.... Cause sometimes you have to go back to the future - Pun intended

Who controls the Arctic, controls vast resources

Just a quick post. A little something to think about...

If you had doubts that the NATO world army has designs on Russia, as they do the bidding for banksters, big oil and other global robber barons, clear your brain of those doubts. Now.
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The Arctic Circle


The Arctic. Resource rich and largely under the control of Russia-
Some of the world's richest reserves of the stuff are buried beneath the beds of the Berents sea, North of Russia and well into the Arctic Circle. It's estimated that this area holds somewhere around a quarter of all the oil reserves in the world.
Get the picture? Vast resources, untapped. Notice the expansive Russian coastline? 

*Now, let's check out the sanctions. The "coordinated" sanctions

From this article "Coordinated Sanctions Target Russia's ability To Tap It's Oil Reserves
The United States and Europe kicked off a joint effort on Tuesday intended to curb Russia’s long-term ability to develop new oil resources

 In announcing coordinated sanctions, American and European leaders went beyond previous moves against banking and defense industries in an effort to curtail Russia’s access to Western technology as it seeks to tap new Arctic, deep sea and shale oil reserves. The goal was not to inhibit current oil production but to cloud Russia’s energy future.
The new strategy took direct aim at the economic foundation of Russia, which holds the largest combined oil and gas reserves in the world.


The growth of the oil industry in the last two decades has powered Russia’s economic and geopolitical resurgence since the collapse of the Soviet Union and enriched allies of President Vladimir V. Putin. Russia pumps about 10.5 million barrels of oil a day, making it among the largest producers
 “The biggest edge that Western energy companies still have is their technological edge — that’s why these sanctions have the potential to have significant impact,” said Michael A. Levi, an energy expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Chinese companies can’t step in and provide shale technology where U.S. companies are blocked. They can provide capital; they can provide people. They can’t fill in on the technology front.”
 The technology cutoff could be important because Russia is only now at the early stages of developing new Arctic, deep sea and shale resources.
 Europe has still not gone as far as the US, however, Europe is clearly run by a bunch of idiotic sychophants & toadies, who are, as I had feared willing to harm the entire European populace to appease Washington.

European governments moved ahead despite concerns that Europe would pay an economic price for confronting the Kremlin more aggressively. While their actions went far beyond any previously taken against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, they were tailored to minimize their own costs. The arms embargo, for instance, applies only to future sales, not to the much-debated delivery by France of Mistral-class helicopter carriers that resemble bigger aircraft carriers. And the energy technology restrictions do not apply to Russian natural gas, on which Europe relies heavily.

Really, Europe?

7 comments:

  1. Can you imagine how much @#$%^ would hit the fan if any country (or group of countries) tried to prevent the USA from developing its natural resources?

    (not to mention: "in retaliation for the USA's intervention in Ukraine")


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    1. Yes, Winter I could imagine- It would be full scale slaughter, an onslaught of aerial bombings only after endless covert actions to soften the target country

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  2. Michael Levi from the CFR??? Brutal. He is lying through his teeth to help Obama and Harper seem credible. But I guess any lie that supports one's 'point of view' is fair game for some.

    China has the money, technology and people to do what ever it wants in the oil industry........including helping or hurting Russia.
    http://business.financialpost.com/2012/08/22/nexen-deal-sheds-light-on-chinas-oilsands-strategy/?__lsa=e08e-f86d

    China is a world leader in shale gas reserves and production.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_shale_in_China

    One really great way to get simple minded Canadians to accept the environmental devastation that will result from opening up the Arctic to an oil feeding frenzy is to give us an opponent (enemy). Make Russia the enemy so we can all cheer for Canada in this conflict over oil. Canadians should be opposed to this for environmental reasons, instead most are cheering because Russia wants our oil.
    Evil manipulation of people. Shame shame shame.

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  3. Follow the money, not the clowns and jugglers who run our countries.

    ExxonMobil has been present in the Russian market for over 20 years. In partnership with Rosneft, the Texas-based oil major has many projects in Russia underway- including the $500 billion exploration of the Bazhenov oil field in Western Siberia, and a $15 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in Russia’s Far East.

    BP does big business there. So does Halliburton and all of the usual suspects.
    Business as usual...........except for the fact that European consumers will get gouged for gas this winter and Russian and Western oil pigs will profit handsomely.

    http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/how-sanctions-will-affect-the-wests-35bn-invested-in-russian-oil/

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  4. nothing like hypocrisy... a british passport with an sudanese(islamic?) name...
    Valentina Lisitsa ‏@ValLisitsa 1h
    PM Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels.
    In other news: rebels capture
    BRITISH NATIONALS mercenaries.
    http://m.vk.com/wall-57424472_9751 …
    31.07.14. Фото-доказательства от ополчения.

    Фото документов наемников хунты из-под Донецка. Пойманные наёмники оказались суданцами с гражданством Великобритании.
    Photography documents mercenaries junta from the Donetsk. Caught Sudanese mercenaries were with British citizenship.

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  5. nothing like hypocrisy... a british passport with an sudanese(islamic?) name...
    Valentina Lisitsa ‏@ValLisitsa 1h
    PM Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels.
    In other news: rebels capture
    BRITISH NATIONALS mercenaries.
    http://m.vk.com/wall-57424472_9751 …
    31.07.14. Фото-доказательства от ополчения.

    Фото документов наемников хунты из-под Донецка. Пойманные наёмники оказались суданцами с гражданством Великобритании.
    Photography documents mercenaries junta from the Donetsk. Caught Sudanese mercenaries were with British citizenship.

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  6. a good idea
    Garikai Chengu @ChenguGold · Jul 19
    Africa to set up African Criminal Court to counter the Hague's bias http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-16837-AU+raps+%E2%80%98skewed%E2%80%99+world+justice+with+own+court/news.aspx …

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