Category Archives: Oil

Did Obama just block Keystone?

(March 16, 2013) Deciding whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is surely one of the toughest challenges of Barack Obama’s presidency. He hasn’t made up his mind yet, of course. Or has he? … maybe Obama is going to nix the pipeline outright. That’s what Lawrence Solomon predicts. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Obama will block Keystone

(March 14, 2013) Not needed for U.S. energy security or employment. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Argo perpetuates myth of CIA coup

(February 25, 2013) Oil was the last thing on the CIA’s mind in 1953 intervention. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fight jihad, stop carbon taxes

(February 21, 2013) Shale oil boom means security. Continue reading

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Russia deal could make Israel a major energy exporter

(November 29, 2012) A joint venture between Russia’s national gas giant Gazprom and Israel to develop its offshore gas fields, could propel Israel to energy superpower status in the Middle East. Lawrence Solomon’s recent presentation to the Middle East Forum forms the basis of the following article. Continue reading

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The huge impact of Israel’s energy reserves

(November 8, 2012) A summary of Lawrence Solomon’s remote presentation to the Middle East Forum, based in Philadelphia, on Israel’s energy reserves and its impact on the region. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Oil majors back Kurdistan

(October 26, 2012) The magnitude of Kurdish oil trumps ­diplomatic niceties. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil?

(October 5, 2012) Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil? Given Egypt’s political ideology, its history with its neighbours, and its material needs, this must be a live issue. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Drop effort to keep Somalia together

(June 1, 2012) Better to break up this artificial nation. Last in a series. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Capitalist haven

(May 25, 2012) British traditions boost the de facto state of Somaliland. Continue reading

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