Oil

By: ( Thierry Meyssan )

 According to the Pompeo doctrine, it is not a question of reducing world production to the level of demand per quotas of production, such as the OPEC has instituted for the last two years, but by closing the door on certain large – scale exporters – Iran, Venezuela and Syria (whose gigantic reserves were discovered only recently, and are not yet being exploited).

Thus, the (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act) should therefore soon emerge from the archives.

This proposed law, of which numerous variants were introduced to Congress two decades ago, is aimed at eliminating the sovereign immunity that the OPEC countries invoke in order to form a cartel, despite US anti-trust laws.

It would enable the pursuance before US tribunals of all the state-members of OPEC, despite their having been nationalized, for having profited from their dominant position, and would therefore influence the rise in prices.

the United States intend not only to stabilize the world offer, but also to determine its flow, which is the source of the pressure by Washington both on the European Union and its member-states to avoid terminating their pipeline North Stream 2.

The point is to free the EU from its dependence on Russian hydrocarbons.

In the event that these interventions should be crowned with success, Russia would turn this flow towards China, which would be unable to pay the same price. The US Treasury Department is blocking all means of transport for Iranian and Venezuelan oil to Syria.

The data to which it has access attest that the CIA had begun to observe this commerce in detail since the election of Donald Trump, including during the period of transition, which confirms the idea of the central position of energy in his policies.

 The attitude of the White House towards Syria is different, insofar as this country is currently unable to exploit its reserves.

The aim is to prevent reconstruction, andthe CIA is implementing an intense strategy of sabotage against any form of energy supply.

This what happened when a Turkish petrol tanker which was transporting Iranian product to Syria was sabotaged off the port of Lattakia in last February.

This caused the deaths of its entire crew and a vast oil slick in the Mediterranean. Considering that Hezbollah participates in the Lebanese government while serving Iranian interests, the US administration extended its ban on the export of oil to Beirut.

Mike Pompeo is attempting to impose a new distribution of territorial waters, which would put Lebanese oil reserves under Israeli sovereignty.

In identical fashion, Venezuela gives oil to Cuba in exchange for its military experts and its doctors.

The State Department is trying to sanction any exchange between the two countries, particularly since Cuban military experts are considered to be responsible for the support given to President Maduro by the Venezuelan army.

The United States will not allow the export of hydrocarbons from Iran, Venezuela and Syria until 2023 or 2024, the date at which their shale production will begin to decrease rapidly, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

– (voltairenet.org)

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