Exxon to Congress: Lift Cyprus Arms Embargo, There’s Gas Nearby

TRNN’s Steve Horn and The Intercept’s Lee Fang say a bill to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus and promote offshore gas in the region received lobbying support from ExxonMobil, and the pro-Israel and pro-Greece lobbies. The post Exxon to Congress: Lift Cyprus Arms Embargo, There’s Gas Nearby appeared first on The Real News Network. […]

ExxonMobil Got Congress to Trade Arms for Offshore Gas

In a bitterly divided Congress, lawmakers still managed to come together to help ExxonMobil pass major legislation that could remake the geopolitics of the Middle East and Europe. During the holiday season legislative blitz in December, legislators tucked an obscure provision into the omnibus spending package that lifted arms restrictions and boosted a controversial pipeline […]

Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines

Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market. The post Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/climate-environment-mediterranean-natural-gas-pipelines Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. […]

Interest in its Natural Resources Is Tearing Libya Apart

Greg Shupak discusses the failed attempt to reach a ceasefire agreement for Libya in Moscow, and the new attempt to reach an agreement in Berlin. As Turkey, the UAE, Egypt and other regional players interfere in the civil war in order to promote their natural gas interests, Libya seems as far as it ever was […]

After Democrats Push Bill to Send Fracked Gas to EU, Trump Includes in Budget

The European Energy Security and Diversification Act, legislation offering $1B to promote sending U.S. fracked gas to EU countries, was inserted into the federal budget bill signed into law by President Donald Trump. Democrats invoked “Russiagate” in their PR push for the bill. The post After Democrats Push Bill to Send Fracked Gas to EU, […]

Fossil Fuel Production Plans Could Push Earth off a Climate Cliff

The United Nations is beginning its climate summit in Madrid. Their new report says that if all booked fossil fuel reserves are burned, it could lead to a cataclysmic rise of global temperature by 2100. The post Fossil Fuel Production Plans Could Push Earth off a Climate Cliff appeared first on The Real News Network. […]

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks. The post As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar […]