Oil
Central Asia struggles with the consequences of Russia’s war

The Central Asian republics depend heavily on Russia for grain, oil, and commerce and have already been negatively impacted by the war

Maduro announces reactivation of dialogue with the opposition after meeting with US government

The dialogue process between the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition had been suspended since October 2021. Meanwhile, the diplomatic relations between Venezuela and the US had been suspended since January 2019

By trying to sanction the whole world, Washington backs itself into a corner

As the US loses Russia as a key supplier of oil, poor relations with energy giant Venezuela have a strong chance of backfiring

South Africans protest Shell’s plans to explore for oil off the Wild Coast

Despite massive opposition by locals and indigenous communities, a high court in South Africa has allowed Shell to carry out seismic surveys to explore for oil and gas off South Africa’s environmentally sensitive Wild Coast.

PetroCaribe and Haiti’s lost opportunities

Haitian activist and economist Jean Jores Pierre argues that the mismanagement of the PetroCaribe agreement and funds by the Haitian government first and foremost affects the people of Haiti who still do not have access to basic goods and services

Shell workers Nigeria IndustriALL questions violations of worker rights by Shell in Nigeria

82% of oil giant Shell’s workforce in Nigeria is sourced through labor contractors. As per IndustriALL, the workers “live in poverty with no job security, poor healthcare and little regard for health and safety.”

Canadian federal police restrict access to Wet’suwet’en Indigenous land

The move is the latest repressive measure in order to push forward the construction of the Coastal GasLink oil pipeline and silence Indigenous opposition

America Escalates Its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East

Michael Hudson discusses the underlying factors driving the US aggression against Iran

Nigerian elections postponed hours before voting

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Augusto Montiel Venezuela Ambassador “Venezuelans are teaching the world a lesson in resisting imperialist intervention”

In this interview, Venezuelan envoy to India, Augusto Montiel, also talks about the manipulation and bias in the international media against Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.

As Trump tweets war threats, countries look at continuing business with Iran

With the first round of US sanctions set to go into force in August, countries, across the world, especially those dependent on Iranian oil are working out how to navigate past the restrictions

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