The Saudis Snub Biden Again

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

The Biden White House has tried every gimmick to lower gas prices other than the one that would really matter: Call off its political and regulatory campaign against American oil and gas production.
As diplomatic humiliations go, it’s hard to top Wednesday’s decision by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC+ allies to cut oil production by two million barrels a day despite U.S. entreaties and a looming global recession.
News broke over the weekend that OPEC and its allies, including Russia, were contemplating cutting their production targets by one million barrels a day at their meeting this week. They want higher prices, and the prospect that this means rising gasoline prices before the November election sent the White House into overdrive.


CNN reported that senior Biden officials lobbied the Saudis, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to oppose the production cuts. According to CNN, draft White House talking points for Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen suggested that she inform our Mideast allies that “There is great political risk to your reputation and relations with the United States and the west if you move forward.”
The talking points also explained that production cuts would be a “total disaster.” A White House official told CNN “it’s important everyone is aware of just how high the stakes are.” The stakes certainly are high for the Biden Administration, which has claimed credit for this summer’s decline in gasoline prices.
The Saudis heard all this—and then raised their production cuts by an additional million barrels a day. They don’t seem to think risking relations with the U.S. is all that big a deal. And they put friendly relations with Russia above their “reputation” in the U.S.


The White House reacted in a statement on Wednesday—from national security adviser Jake Sullivan and economic adviser Brian Deese—by calling the production cuts “shortsighted.” The statement also said the decision is “a reminder of why it is so critical that the United States reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.”
Do these people know how preposterous they sound? No American President has done more to make the U.S. more dependent on foreign energy than Mr. Biden has in less than two years. He came into office promising to slash U.S. oil and gas production, and his regulators and the Democratic Congress are doing everything they can to make drilling difficult and investment non-economic.


Mr. Biden called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” during the 2020 campaign, delayed a planned arms shipment, and continues to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran that would give the Saudis’ main enemy hundreds of billions of dollars to promote terrorism and other trouble. The President had to go hat in hand to the Saudi Crown Prince in July to ask for more oil production, and all he got was a lousy fist bump.
Oil prices have been rising since Monday amid news of the OPEC productions cuts, and those cuts will flow into pump prices for U.S. consumers. Brent crude is back above $93 a barrel, and OPEC seems to want the price to go above $100. That will finance Russia’s war in Ukraine and help the domestic finances of the Arab governments.


The Biden White House has tried every gimmick to lower gas prices other than the one that would really matter: Call off its political and regulatory campaign against American oil and gas production. A statement from Mr. Biden to that effect would spur more production immediately in the Permian Basin and encourage new investment.
But the Administration won’t do it because it is too afraid of, or shares the beliefs of, the climate left that wants to ban fossil fuels. That’s the definition of “shortsighted,” and it leads to humiliations like the one Wednesday and higher prices for American families
.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-climate-censorship-campaign-big-tech-social-media-environmental-groups-letter-elon-musk-twitter-11665006072?mc_cid=670917a26f&mc_eid=870a48a53b

Yes indeed! The US does not have to go cap in hand to OPEC; it merely needs to get get domestic production growing again.

The US EIA’s own data highlights the problem. Last year, US crude oil output was 9% lower than in 2019:

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=pet&s=mcrfpus1&f=a

So far this year, crude oil production is running at about 2% higher than last, but there is no indication of this being a sustained one.

Instead the real danger is that Biden’s war against fossil fuels will lead to a long term stagnation or even decline in coming years.

If you think oil prices are high now, just wait!

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Tom Halla
October 6, 2022 6:08 pm

The “green new deal” lite is most of the reason for bad production in the US.
Trying to make nice with Iran will definitely alienate the Saudis, and is meatheaded policy besides. Marg bar Amrika is most of the Farsi.I know, and they really do mean the chant of Death to America.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 6, 2022 7:11 pm

Yes, if you help Saudi Arabia’s enemies, the Mad Mullahs of Iran, then you should not expect to get much help from Saudi Arabia. Biden is a disaster for the United States and the world.

I do think the radicals in Iran say “Death to Ameica” and mean it, but I don’t think most Iranians are religious fanatics like their leaders.

Duker
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 6, 2022 7:47 pm

Restricting Irans nuclear ambitions is helping Saudis.

Tell what countries that have tried for nuclear weapons as a covert program and failed ?
None . Even The South Africans did it, The Israelis, Indians , Pakistanis and North Koreans all made it too.
Iran will also achieve nuclear capability- unless they can be convinced to limit their covert nuclear programs. That helps everyone in the ME

roaddog
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 7:47 pm

What restrictions?

Bryan A
Reply to  roaddog
October 6, 2022 8:02 pm

The Biden White House has tried every gimmick to lower gas prices other than the one that would really matter: Call off its political and regulatory campaign against American oil and gas production. A statement from Mr. Biden to that effect would spur more production immediately in the Permian Basin and encourage new investment.

That would be accomplished and also it could cause OPEC to cease production curtailment as we wouldn’t be affected by them.

Energy Independence is far better than OPEC dependence.

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 8:50 pm

Iran’s nuclear program was being curtailed. Then your boy Biden took possession of the Oval Office.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 8:36 pm

You mean he won fair and square? At last…

KcTaz
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 10:16 pm

Biden has eliminated all need for Iran to limit their nuclear program. He’s even giving them One Trillion US taxpayer dollars to help them along. Iran with nukes helps no one. What are you smoking?

Iran nuclear deal being pushed by Biden weaker than original version under Obama, analysts say
https://bit.ly/3wweduO
8/24/22
“This is diplomatic malpractice to the point of being criminal,” said Gabriel Noronha, who served as a special adviser on Iran at the State Department…

…Noronha, who’s had access to Iranian government documents and earlier this year was leaked key details of the nuclear talks by U.S. and European officials, pointed first and foremost to the type and breadth of sanctions on Iran that would be lifted under a deal.
According to a Foundation for Defense of Democracies analysis, the new deal would give Iran access to $274 billion in its first year and at least $1 trillion by 2030.
Experts told Just the News that Iran would allocate these funds as it did the first time, using the infusion of cash to increase its military budget and provide a windfall to terrorist groups and its network of proxies…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 6:22 am

“According to a Foundation for Defense of Democracies analysis, the new deal would give Iran access to $274 billion in its first year and at least $1 trillion by 2030.”

The Mad Mullahs of Iran can sponsor a whole lot of terrorism with that kind of money.

Biden and his stupidity may be the most dangerous thing in the world. His every action empowers the worst mass murderers in the world and cripples the U.S. and the Western world.

January 2023.

Roaddog
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 9, 2022 12:25 am

With that much money they can simply buy nuclear warheads.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 2:43 pm

Perhaps a bit awkwardly said but I took Duker to mean (from the sentence previous) “unless they can be convinced to limit their covert nuclear programs.”

That would be good…

Richard Page
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 7:26 am

Tried? Israel and India were given US technology and material to start their own programmes, Israel gave South Africa weapons from their programme and it was their expertise that set up Pelindaba. Pakistan got theirs from China and N.Korea got theirs from both USA and Russia, China got theirs from Russia as well. There are not many countries that developed their own nuclear weapons programs from scratch, almost all have been ‘seeded’ by other countries.

MarkW
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 5:48 pm

N. Korea got theirs from the US?

If you want to go back a little further, Russia’s technology was stolen from the US.

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
October 8, 2022 1:16 pm

Russia’s technology wasn’t stolen from the US. Russia started it’s own programme and got a long way with it (in a large part due to the Kharkov/Ukrainian scientists) before it ‘acquired’ information from the UK’s nuclear programme. They didn’t acquire as much technology from the German rocket scientists as the USA did, but they did get a large amount. North Korea was given nuclear reactor technology by the USA and Russia, both hoping they would use it for power and not weapons – not the best outcome.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duker
October 8, 2022 4:35 am

“Restricting Irans nuclear ambitions is helping Saudis.”

Restricting Irans nuclear ambitions is good for the whole world.

Ron Long
October 6, 2022 6:08 pm

So, the Saudis, and others, thinking about price controlled by supply vs demand vs risk, decided to sell their oil, a large but still limited resource, at a higher price. What could stop this idea? Increased production by the USA, like when Trump was President. Not only will the Brandon Administration not allow more domestic production, even if they tried the risk factor is too large. This mess is going to get worse.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ron Long
October 6, 2022 7:13 pm

Yes, Biden is actually undermining the only thing that will fix this problem.

Biden is at war with the U.S. fossil fuel industry, and by extension, the American people.

If a person wanted to destroy the United States, he would do exactly what Joe Biden is doing now.

Duker
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 6, 2022 7:48 pm

What utter nonsense. All the calamities that were predicted for Biden didnt come to pass. Remember President Kamala Harris ? hahahahaha

Janice Moore
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 8:04 pm

There were many predictions that Biden would make a fool out of himself. DAILY, for the past 2 years, those predictions have come to pass.

Many also predicted he would drive his crazy electric clown car policies all over U.S. industry and wreck our economy. He did it.

Here’s a prediction for you:

In 2024:

TRUMP WINS!

Bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaa!

MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 8:54 pm

Biden has been a disaster. The only problem with the pre-occupation predictions, is that they weren’t bad enough.

KcTaz
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 10:34 pm

“All the calamities that were predicted for Biden didnt come to pass.”

That’s some powerful stuff you are smoking, Dukar.
Have you checked the price of food, gas and utilities lately? Have you checked out the Inflation rate? Are you remotely aware the US economy is in a recession? Just a few examples of the havoc Biden has visited upon the US. Then, there’s this. Why does the US need $290 million worth of pills used for nuclear emergencies, do you suppose?

US purchases $290 million of drug for use in radiological and nuclear emergencies 
https://bit.ly/3MdbUTP

…Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv is readying evacuation centers with potassium iodine pills, which can help against radiation absorption, prepping for a potential nuclear attack on the city. 

Scissor
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 4:45 am

One of the saddest things is that we are not even two years into this mess.

Yirgach
Reply to  Scissor
October 7, 2022 5:58 am

That’s the result of the successful brainwashing campaign by the ever helpful MSM and the Marxist educational system.
The general pupulation is now deaf dumb and blind to the reality around them.

joe x
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 5:11 am

the only reason joe is still president and not kamala is because joe is doing a far better job of destroying the country than his handlers expected.

The Other Nick
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 6:29 am

Remember President Kamala Harris ? hahahahaha

The current term has not finished, 2 years to go.

Still plenty of time

MarkW
Reply to  The Other Nick
October 7, 2022 5:51 pm

Is Biden still looking for Jackie?

Independent
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 10:11 am

Yes, you idiots, massive inflation, a stock market crash, record gas prices, food and baby formula shortages, massive government debt, Russia attacking its neighbors, North Korea firing missiles over Japan, China threatening Taiwan, our country being invaded at our southern border, open fascism displayed by the illegitimate regime in the White House, arresting political opponents, (etc etc etc) none of those things ever happened! Don’t believe your lying eyes!

Richard Page
Reply to  Ron Long
October 7, 2022 4:34 am

OPEC is doing what is good for OPEC, why on earth would they hurt themselves by doing Biden a favour? The whole ‘snub to Biden’ is just immature crying that the administration didn’t get it’s own way.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Ron Long
October 7, 2022 3:46 pm

Strong laws with lots of boilerplate will have to be passed re reliable energy, agriculture, investment rules, etc. when the gov changes to fix all these and more. No industry is going to invest in itself for a 4 year horizon.

It probably means a number of Constitutional amendments to achieve the long term stability needed to function and flourish as a nation. The founding fathers did a great job, but none foresaw a desire by a large sector of a society opting to subvert and even destroy the nation and knowingly inflict pain, hunger, unemployment, miseducation and worse on its citizens.

Nearly all it Institutions need major rehabilitation. All ‘charitable’ organizations need to be revetted as nonprofit – many of them deliberately funded the harm. All schools and Universities need to be rededicated to freedom of thought and high purpose…. to never again allow this Dark Age nightmare to ever happen again.

Terry
October 6, 2022 6:43 pm

You can’t make this up. Sadly half of the folks belive it’s all due to oil companies profiteering.

roaddog
Reply to  Terry
October 6, 2022 7:48 pm

Half of all people are below average.

With apologies to Garrison Keillor.

rho
Reply to  roaddog
October 6, 2022 8:19 pm

More than half the population only get their news from the sanctioned propaganda outlets – CBS, NBC, MSNBC etc.

John the Econ
October 6, 2022 6:45 pm

Why do I get the feeling that “Death to America!” isn’t something just shouted in Iran, but in our own executive branch as well?

ResourceGuy
Reply to  John the Econ
October 7, 2022 11:44 am

I think it’s more like Death to Non-Donors and Over-Achievers! That overlaps with Death to Non-union workers, small business, Non-Blue states, Non-Urban League member places, Non-members of the Trial Lawyers Association, and Non-members of Sierra Club, NRDC, and Green Peace.

Clyde Spencer
October 6, 2022 6:54 pm

It makes little difference whether the demand and need for crude oil is met with OPEC, Strategic Oil Reserve (SOR), or domestic production with respect to the amount of CO2 released. However, if Biden manipulates it right, there will be no SOR or domestic supplies to make up any shortfalls, and we will be forced to pay what OPEC and Russia demand. With a depleted SOR, and crippled domestic production, we will be militarily compromised and can expect economy-crippling inflation. To replenish the SOR will require buying crude at the inflated prices. If Democrats aren’t ousted during the mid-term elections, Biden will have support for another two years to complete what he has started — unless he were impeached and replaced by Airhead II.

Last edited 1 month ago by Clyde Spencer
roaddog
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 6, 2022 7:50 pm

There’s no need to expect economy crippling inflation. That horse is long since out of the barn.

Janice Moore
Reply to  roaddog
October 6, 2022 8:13 pm

And running like it’s being ridden by horse thief trying outrun the law.

rho
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 6, 2022 8:21 pm

Biden is cultivating Venezuela just so that we can buy low lever crude at premium prices. And we’ll probably have to provide new infrastructure and industry expertise since the Venezuelan oligarchs have pretty much driven their own into the ground.

Richard Page
Reply to  rho
October 7, 2022 6:30 am

Which means Biden asking US oil companies that he’s trying to destroy to go back to a foreign country they got thrown out of so they can increase production of oil to the US where those same companies are being forbidden from extracting oil? Can you really see that working, I mean, really?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  rho
October 7, 2022 10:31 am

Venezuelan oil doesn’t produce any less CO2 — maybe more* — than US oil. Biden’s policy excuse is to reduce CO2 emissions, which he is failing miserably at.

* https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Low-Quality-Crude-Is-Crushing-Venezuelan-Oil-Exports.html

Yirgach
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 7, 2022 6:02 am

Airhead II is the usual insurance policy put in place to prevent just that from happening.

tgasloli
October 6, 2022 6:55 pm

You can’t expect a favor from OPEC+ after NATO proved they will destroy fuel pipelines when it is politically expedient.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  tgasloli
October 6, 2022 7:15 pm

You say “proved”?

Put your skeptical hat back on.

Duker
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 6, 2022 7:52 pm

Why would Russia do it. They have control over the gas compressors in Russia and being to turn them on and off at their whim is much more powerful than broken pipelines- which are earning revenue.
It was Poland which benefits as the gas pipelines earn big transit fees and provide gas for their citizens which dunnit. And have the capability to use their new remote underwater MCM vehicles just off their own coast.

Dena
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 8:37 pm

We are so sorry that you’re having problems receiving our gas. Fortunately for you that Nord Stream 2 pipe that could still be used to deliver gas if you’re willing to complete it. I know you didn’t want to complete it to punish us however you don’t have many other options at the moment.
Russia is making deals with other countries that aren’t a part of NATO. It probably isn’t going to be much longer before the pipe line isn’t going to be as important to Russia. Besides that, Putin has a huge cash reserve because he figured once he invaded Ukraine people weren’t going to be happy. He probably can hold out for the better part of a year before he starts feeling the pinch.

Richard Page
Reply to  Dena
October 7, 2022 7:31 am

Nordstream II may have been damaged in the attack. Luckily, because it was part owned by a Swiss company, repairs should be easier, politically. Because Gazprom owned Nordstream I it’s repairs are likely to be politically incomvenient for a very, very long time.

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 4:13 pm

Nordstream 2 is 100% owned by Gazprom.

Richard Page
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 8, 2022 1:25 pm

Nordstream 1 is 100% directly owned by Gazprom. Nordstream 2 is owned by a Swiss firm which may be indirectly owned by Gazprom. This means that Nordstream 2 could be far less of a political problem to repair by the Swiss than nordstream 1, which would need Gazprom’s own Russian repair teams and ships to get permission to enter Swedish and Danish territory. Which, in the current political climate, do you think will have a hope of getting sorted? Nordstream 1 or 2?

Dena
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 8:46 pm

Little fact I didn’t know till yesterday, Both pipelines have two threads. Pipe 1 had both threads damaged by two explosions. Pipe 2 appears to have only one thread damaged. Why, I don’t know but it indicates they could still have gas pumped over one thread. An inspection is in order because the functional thread may be damaged but not to the point where it leaks.
I would like a more detail description of the damage but they may not have been able to do a full inspection yet.
The same item also indicated that Russia puts explosive charges on new infrastructure so it can be shut down quickly in event of war. The suggestion is that the military ships that were hanging around during construction might have placed charges just for this occasion.

Dena
Reply to  Dena
October 7, 2022 9:09 pm

Link to the National Review discussing the damage to the pipeline.

the-nord-stream-sabotage-a-three-pipeline-problem-or-not

Richard Page
Reply to  Dena
October 8, 2022 1:32 pm

The Swedes and the Danes aren’t allowing anyone access to the scenes, least of all Russian investigators, until they are finished. I would strongly doubt Russia puts explosive charges on any new infrastructure for whatever reason – the chances of it going wrong or used by opposition forces would be high, this sounds like someone airing a silly conspiracy theory unless you have proof?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dena
October 8, 2022 4:43 am

“Besides that, Putin has a huge cash reserve because he figured once he invaded Ukraine people weren’t going to be happy. He probably can hold out for the better part of a year before he starts feeling the pinch.”

I hear people in Russia are not very happy with Putin. There are reports that Putin’s Inner Circle are raising serious questions about Putin’s handling of things.

Maybe Putin doesn’t have as much time as you think.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom Abbott
MarkW
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 9:04 pm

Why would Putin do it? Because he knew that his many trolls would run with it and proclaim that NATO did. Millions of dollars worth of propaganda for a few dollars in explosives.

He wasn’t making any money from the pipelines anyway, and the cost to repair the pipelines will be quite minimal.

Russia specializes in attacks on infrastructure. Collapsing Europe’s economy would definitely be part of his plans.

KcTaz
Reply to  MarkW
October 6, 2022 10:42 pm

Oh, please, Mark.

BIDEN PROMISES TO BLOW UP NORD STREAM PIPELINES IF RUSSIA INVADES @3:00

Joe Biden ‘close to not there upstairs’ https://youtu.be/rVnl_cnjBls via @YouTube

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 7:20 am

Biden didn’t say he was going to blow up the Nordstream pipelines.

Biden said of the Nordstream2 pipeline, that he would “bring it to an end” if Putin invaded Ukraine.

The Nordstream2 pipeline was in political control of Germany, and Biden was asked how he, Biden, could affect German policy on the Nordstream2 pipeline and Biden said he can get it done. Obviously, Biden was talking about taking political action not military action in this case.

No reference to explosives and no reference to both pipelines.

So claiming Biden threatened in this speech to blow up one or more of the Nordstream pipelines is completely false.

And how about posting a transcript of the pertinent information along with the youtube link. That way I don’t have to listen to 4 minutes of drivel before getting to the heart of the matter.

Your interpretation of events is seriously flawed.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 8:41 pm

Absolutely right Tom.

It doesnot add up
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 4:15 pm

He promised to prevent Nordstream 2 from going ahead. Which he achieved back in February. He did not promise to blow it up.

MarkW
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 5:54 pm

Biden did not say he was going to blow up the pipelines, he said he was going to bring an end to them. Getting them shut down for regulatory reasons satisfies Biden’s statement.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 3:40 am

Mark apparently supports the Ukie nazis…

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 11:49 am

Troll alert here with Gregory again

MarkW
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 5:58 pm

It must be nice to live in a binary world where everybody you support is a saint, and everyone you don’t support is a devil.

1) Your belief that all Ukrainians are Nazis, is totally nuts and nowhere close to reality.
2) Your belief that anyone who opposes Putin must be supporting Nazis also has no basis in reality.

Such willingness to make a fool of yourself in defense of a mass murderer, makes one wonder just what financial incentives you are operating under.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
October 8, 2022 4:52 am

Good comment.

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 5:37 am

Gazprom insurance fraud by Russia is more likely than your bizarre claims I would have thought and far less likely than some other party did it. Even the idea that Ukraine did it is more likely than what you wrote, strange as even that seems.

MarkW
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Can you state why my observations are impossible, or do you feel that declaring them to be so is sufficient?

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
October 8, 2022 1:41 pm

Look at what is happening right now and tell me, with a straight face, that the propaganda value of blowing up the pipelines is more than about a penny? It’s hokum; you were clutching at straws for a reason for it to be Putin and you picked the wrong one, you really should have gone with Gazprom writing off the pipelines for the insurance money, it’s marginally more believable. However, if we find the remains of a truck next to the damage sites, then we’ll know it was Ukraine.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 11:49 am

Exactly, and the trolls showing up in mass on the same day thought they would not be noticed or connected.

KcTaz
Reply to  Duker
October 6, 2022 11:24 pm

I agree with half of what you say, for a change, Dukar. Russia didn’t blow up their own pipelines. That is daft. However, there is zero indication that Poland did it, either. You shouldn’t make baseless accusations.

Given that Biden is on video saying that the US would blow it up if Russia invaded makes the US the prime suspect. There is no way around that.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 7:23 am

“Given that Biden is on video saying that the US would blow it up if Russia invaded makes the US the prime suspect. There is no way around that.”

Of course there’s a way around it: Biden didn’t say that.

Why don’t you post a transcript and let’s just see if he said that. I listened to the link. I know what he said. And it is not what you claim.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom Abbott
ozspeaksup
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 3:22 am

and the day nord 1 n 2 went awol was the same day poland got a pipeline from sweden?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 6:58 am

So it could have been any one of a number of actors.

There’s no “proof” yet that anyone in particular did it. Assumptions are not proof of anything, is my point.

Richard Page
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 8:13 am

I noticed, with some amusement, that the Polish MEP, Radoslaw Sikorski, publicly thanked the USA for blowing up the nordstream pipeline. Moscow then reciprocated, thanking Radek Sikorski for ‘making it crystal clear who was responsible for this terrorist attack on civilian infrastructure’.
Oh dear – someone’s going to realise that words have consequences at some point, although they don’t appear to have just yet.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 10:36 am

… words have consequences …

Which is why climate alarmists work so hard at re-defining words like “acidification.”

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 4:26 pm

Sikorski went on to say

All Ukrainian and Baltic sea states have opposed Nordstream’s construction for 20 years.
Now $20 billion of scrap metal lies at the bottom of the sea, another cost to Russia of its criminal decision to invade Ukraine.
Someone,
@MFA_Russia
, did a special maintenance operation

MarkW
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 7, 2022 6:03 pm

The cost of building the pipeline was $20billion. However only a tiny portion of the pipeline was blown up, not the entire thing.
Oil companies have lots of experience fixing small holes in underwater pipelines. How many pipelines have been damaged by ship’s anchors?

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
October 8, 2022 1:46 pm

If you’re right and it is just minor damage; some small holes in the pipelines, then that would be highly significant and an indicator that it was a botched or amateur operation. A professional military underwater demolition team would make a shaped charge, attach it to the pipeline and blow a big hole in it that would need a whole section to be replaced.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Duker
October 7, 2022 11:47 am

Maybe you don’t understand the contract terms and conditions and debt issuance/ratings reasons for Russia doing it to the pipelines anomalously.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 11:53 am

Anonymity would not be anomalous for covert ops.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 3:22 am

theyve done it before apparently poland in the 80s?
articles appearing on the non MS sites like ZH and others

MarkW
Reply to  tgasloli
October 6, 2022 9:00 pm

There is more evidence that Putin was responsible for the bombing then there is that NATO did it.
But of course, since Putin said NATO did it, that’s the line you take.

Derg
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 3:45 am

Mark the US is the best in the world at propaganda. Very hard to tell. Hell even Hillary worked with the Russians.

MarkW
Reply to  Derg
October 7, 2022 6:04 pm

I see you are back to the claim that anything you disagree with is just US propaganda.

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
October 7, 2022 4:30 am

No there isn’t, not until the Swedes and Danes release the findings from their investigations. At the moment we just have plenty of unfounded speculation.

Scissor
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 4:50 am

I haven’t heard anyone blame climate change yet.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
October 7, 2022 5:04 am

I blame climate change, anti-pipeline, activists, does that count?

The Other Nick
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 6:33 am

I doubt anyone will ever be told the truth on this. It is not convenient to do so for all parties.

Richard Page
Reply to  The Other Nick
October 7, 2022 6:54 am

True, add it to the Skripal poisoning, the Maidan shootings and flight MH 17 for inconvenient truths we’ll never get to the bottom of.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 10:40 am

After almost 60 years, the investigation on the JFK assassination is still classified! Almost everyone involved is dead.

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 7, 2022 12:56 pm

Well there was a rather good documentary that suggested, quite convincingly, that a tired and inexperienced secret service guy mis-fired his weapon after the initial shot, giving rise to the 2nd shooter idea, and that the secret service had covered up their embarrassment.

Richard Page
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 8:00 am

What is interesting is the way it’s being reported, aside from the minimal information from the investigators that they have ‘seized evidence from the crime scene’. Some are saying that the explosions were caused by about 100 kg of explosives, which implies commercially available ones whilst others have said it’s the equivalent of 100 kg of explosives, which implies a military device.

Tom Abbott
October 6, 2022 7:22 pm

From the article: “As diplomatic humiliations go, it’s hard to top Wednesday’s decision by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC+ allies to cut oil production by two million barrels a day despite U.S. entreaties and a looming global recession.”

Yes, the OPEC actions are a slap in the face to Biden. Our enemies and our friends no longer respect us. Thanks to this fool, Joe Biden.

Our only salvation will be the reinvigoration of the oil and gas industry. This has to be done, or we are done.

Joe Biden opposes the oil and gas industry. Joe Biden and his radical cronies are the problem.

Vote like your life and freedom depend on it because it does. Democrats will take our freedoms away if elected. Don’t give them the chance.

roaddog
October 6, 2022 7:51 pm

Perhaps the Biden administration did something to offend the Russians, although I can’t imagine what that might have been.

Janice Moore
Reply to  roaddog
October 6, 2022 8:29 pm

Putin and his thugs are our enemy.

The end.

Biden’s only influence is that his weakness and foolishness serve as a provocation to a bully.

KcTaz
Reply to  Janice Moore
October 6, 2022 11:41 pm

Janice, I am far from certain that Putin is our only enemy. I fear we need to look much closer to home whether we be European (probably western Europe) or American. We may even do well to look at Ukraine and Zelensky.
Something about this entire war from the start to how it is being prosecuted and the vast sums of unaccountable monies from many nations being dumped into it stinks to high heaven.
Amazingly, even CNN has asked questions. I never thought I’d see them do that with a Democrat Administration.

What happens to weapons sent to Ukraine? The US doesn’t really know
https://cnn.it/3NFXif0

Washington (CNN)

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players Act 2 Scene 7. Jaques As You Like It

I feel like I’m watching a not so well-written play.

Derg
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 3:46 am

Exactly. Btw, what was Obama and the administration doing in Ukraine 🤔

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
October 7, 2022 8:55 am

Good question. Maybe we can get an answer after January 2023.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
October 7, 2022 8:49 pm

Btw, what was Obama and the administration doing in Ukraine”
Getting rid of the corrupt Viktor Shokin. And Ukraine is/was an ally, what other reason does he need?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 10:47 am

What happens to weapons sent to Ukraine?

What happens to weapons sent to Afghanistan? There is no accountability for the vast quantities of weapons left behind in Afghanistan. What better way to supply an enemy with weapons than to commit treason in plain sight?

Yes, it is a poorly-written play. One has to suspend disbelief that anyone could be so stupid.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Janice Moore
October 7, 2022 3:42 am

Why would you say such a senseless thing? Did Putin kick your dog?

Richard Page
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 5:39 am

Right now it seems as though Putin is kicking everybodies dog. Unfortunately it looks as though almost everyone else is doing the same.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 8:56 am

Janice is right on point, about Putin and Biden.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 8:52 pm

Janice is right on point, about Putin and Biden.”
Come on Tom. You have a short memory. Who was it stood on the world stage (in Helsinki) and said he believed Putins lies over the information he was getting from his own secret service? I’ll give you a clue… his name rhymes with “rump.”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Simon
October 8, 2022 5:03 am

That’s a distortion of the incident, Simon. It’s American Leftwing Media disinformation.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 8, 2022 1:27 pm

I have the video clip Tom which I will put below, with Trump saying he believed Putin. He tried to say he misspoke the next day and it is true he botches words all the time, but when you watch him live, he is very clear in saying he believes Putins words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJYAcFeoSM
The question for you Tom is, do you believe your own eyes or, the right wing media, who tried to play this terrible diplomatic blunder down.
Can I also say that given the tensions between the two nuclear nations (US and Russia) at the moment, I am so relieved Trump is not in the hot seat. I’m not delighted it’s Biden either, but at least he is a listener and doesn’t react with his gut feeling as Trump was prone to. We need level heads at the moment and Donald could never be described as that.

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Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 8, 2022 1:51 pm

But not too far wrong given the subsequent behaviour of the secret service and security organisations.

Bob
October 6, 2022 7:59 pm

Biden, what an embarrassment. His whole administration is a disgrace.

Scissor
Reply to  Bob
October 7, 2022 4:52 am

The Saudis are good at keeping him away from their women and children.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bob
October 7, 2022 8:58 am

Biden’s administration is a disaster for the United States and the Free World.

Independent
Reply to  Bob
October 8, 2022 12:36 am

Biden, what an embarrassment. His whole administration illegitimate regime is a disgrace.

FYP

Larry Hamlin
October 6, 2022 8:02 pm

Biden and the Democrats are nothing but a bunch of energy, emissions and climate alarmist imbeciles who are destroying our countries energy resources and economy and leading us to the same debacle now at hand for the UK and EU whose net zero incompetence and colossally idiotic unreliable renewable energy mandates have caused these nations to achieve complete economic self destruction.

ScienceABC123
October 6, 2022 8:11 pm

The Wall Street Journal opinion completely missed in understanding Joe Biden.

Joe Biden came into office with a complete anti-drilling/fracking/pumping mindset. Like every other leftist he is NEVER going to admit he was wrong, reverse course, and become pro-drilling/fracking/pumping. He will spend the rest of his presidency blame shifting and gaslighting, but he will not change his anti-drilling/fracking/pumping stance.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  ScienceABC123
October 6, 2022 8:24 pm

The Wall Street Journal opinion completely missed in understanding Joe Biden

How do you figure that, the extract above ends with:
‘A statement from Mr. Biden to that effect would spur more production immediately in the Permian Basin and encourage new investment.
But the Administration won’t do it because it is too afraid of, or shares the beliefs of, the climate left that wants to ban fossil fuels. That’s the definition of “shortsighted,” and it leads to humiliations like the one Wednesday and higher prices for American families’.

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Janice Moore
October 6, 2022 8:19 pm

“If you think PRICES are high now, just wait.”

– Transportation
– Raw materials
– Production power
– Fertilizer

The entire economy is affected by petroleum supply levels.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Janice Moore
October 6, 2022 8:35 pm

The entire economy is affected by petroleum supply levels.

The data supports that, the surges in the crude oil price and US inflation rate correlate both starting in Dec 2020 when Biden was elected.

starzmom
Reply to  Janice Moore
October 7, 2022 6:57 am

Somebody said “An energy crisis is an everything crisis.” That about sums it up. And winter is coming fast.

KcTaz
October 6, 2022 11:19 pm

Backing up a bit in the timeline of this debacle. Why did Boris Johnson do this?

Zelensky now throws Boris Johnson under the bus for fuelling the war in Ukraine
5/12/22
https://tfiglobalnews.com/2022/05/12/zelensky-now-throws-boris-johnson-under-the-bus-for-fuelling-the-war-in-ukraine/

Zelensky has thrown UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson under the bus. In an explosive report published by the Ukrainian news portal Ukrayinska Pravda, officials from the Ukrainian President’s office have been quoted as alleging that peace talks between Russia and Ukraine got halted due to the pressure exerted by an unannounced visit by Boris Johnson to the country on April 9.

…However, the Ukrainian news portal has claimed that during a meeting with Zelensky, the UK Prime Minister asked him not to continue the peace talks that were going on in Turkey. It also claimed that Johnson asserted that Putin needs to be defeated.
The news report seems to echo Russian claims of peace talks getting stalled under Western pressure. Recently, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had alleged that Ukraine stalled the peace talks on the advice of “American and British colleagues”. Putin himself has accused the West of prolonging the war at the cost of the Ukrainian people.

Davidf
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 12:21 am

Maybe Boris fancies himself to be a latter day Winston Churchill

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Davidf
October 7, 2022 3:30 am

well hes fat thats about the only similarity

ozspeaksup
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 3:29 am

yup been online for weeks about boris sabotaging
macron wasnt happy either
usa has been after russia to try n disrupt weaken and get into it for decades
your mil goons and leaders have a Hegemon issue

Richard Page
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 5:43 am

Which still fails to account for the 8 years prior to this when a peace deal could have been brokered without the needless invasion. Who got Zelensky to walk away from those negotiations?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 9:05 am

“Alledged” was the description above. From a Ukrainian News Portal.

What’s a Ukrainian News Portal? Who runs this thing? What is their political bias? Are there other news agencies corroborating any of this?

Lots of questions. Not many answers.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 9:36 am

“Ukrayinska Pravda”, the source of this story, has been described as a news portal, outlet or agency mainly aligned with Kyiv; they’re basically an online newspaper and part of the Kyiv news hub. The main focus of the story seems to be that Zelensky may be using Johnson and the West’s preference for fighting, to punish Russia, as an excuse when he will be called to account for the loss of Ukraine lives and the ongoing suffering of it’s civilians. They also mention a few times the UK based ‘stop the war’ campaign which may indicate that some of these sentiments are shared with the people of Ukraine but not the leaders.
As a matter of interest, the article does not use the word ‘alleged’ and quotes officials from President Zelensky’s office as their source.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Richard Page
October 8, 2022 5:07 am

Well, that’s one source.

As far as I can tell, that’s the only source for this information. So call me skeptical.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 8, 2022 2:03 pm

Would that be as a first, middle or surname? Just for future reference you see.
I mentioned that they were part of the ‘Kyiv news hub’ that should have clued you in right there. Ukraine media is not the same as western media – they operate on a shorter leash and ‘colleagues’ of Zelensky’s with items of sports equipment and/or guns have been known to make impromptu house calls on uncooperative journalists. On the other hand, trusted and extremely cooperative news organisations become part of the Kyiv news hub, which is basically state-run media by any other name. If this story wasn’t authorised then it wouldn’t have run, full stop. The fact that it has run probably means that Zelensky’s team is preparing the ground for a post-war ‘investigation’ or tribunal.

KcTaz
October 6, 2022 11:30 pm

Here is a thoughtful article on why there is a war between Ukraine and Russia. It’s quite interesting.

Newly Leaked Report From Rand Corporation Reveals The True Motives Behind European Destabilization & The Russia/Ukraine War
“Weakening Germany, strengthening the U.S.”

9/12/22

https://bit.ly/3QQioIW

Simon
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 8:54 pm

Are you a Russian bot?

Rod Evans
October 6, 2022 11:37 pm

This article is predicated on the belief Joe (what day is it) Biden has any meaningful part to play in political decision making in the White House.
It is clear Biden has exited stage left, or is it stage right, “heck, which way is off the stage?”
“Help me out of here Jill”….
The real enforcers of anti fossil fuel, those who are in control of the administration, need to be identified and put before the public. Those controllers have only one ambition, they are fixated/determined to destroy capitalism. They do not care whether Joe is seen as the man in charge or not. They simply want the freedom any imbecile provides, to progress their own agendas. Those agendas do not include energy availability for the masses. They know energy is power in both senses of the word. Allowing energy and power/democracy to be in the hands of the masses is not what the elite decision makers want, or will allow.
The direction of the future is set, Unaffordable energy is a key instrument in the destruction of democratic/capitalism.
The midterm vote may bring an opportunity for the Americans suffering the growing economic decline, to change the direction of travel. If they do not get out and vote and ensure the voting system is fair then the future for democracy is bleak.
Remember this simple truth. When a politician says “I’m ‘a’ Democrat, the ‘a’ stands for, Anti.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rod Evans
October 7, 2022 10:52 am

Definitely, “stage left.”

Kiwi Gary
October 7, 2022 12:01 am

I think that there is a separate political / diplomatic happening here in the background. Look at which countries are joining the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. It is a trading group which also believes firmly in sovereignty and not bowing down to hegemony. Consequently, there are Saudi Arabia and Iran in the same group. {Business is Business.} In effect, Saudi-Arabia is saying, “I am my own boss and will make my own decisions”. Now, will Biden U-turn like Truss did in UK when she had to lift the ban on fracking?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kiwi Gary
October 7, 2022 9:16 am

“Now, will Biden U-turn like Truss did in UK when she had to lift the ban on fracking?”

I don’t think Biden is going to stop his war on fossil fuels. I would be surprised if he did stop.

I think Biden’s war on fossil fuels is going to take another direction if Republicans get control of one or both houses of Congress. The Republicans say we should be pumping as much oil and gas as we can in order to get our economy back on track.

It will be interesting to watch how the pro fossil fuel forces interact with the anti fossil fuel forces.

Who has more say in these matters? The president, or congress? A lot will depend on how many seats the Republicans win. With enough Republican seats, the Congress can override any vetos Biden issues. The Congress could pretty much stop Biden cold under those circumstances. But even if the Republicans just get the House majority, they can do a lot of things to stop Joe Biden.

Just like the Founding Fathers planned.

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It doesnot add up
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 4:35 pm

A lot will depend on whether production is inadequate to sustain domestic demand plus exports, particularly for nat gas. If that happens either Biden has to cut supply to Europe, which will make him look as bad as Putin, or he will have to accept very rapidly rising US prices because LNG exporters will bid to fill their plants at anything up to export netback parity. $40/MMBtu at Henry Hub would I suspect result in riots.

Peta of Newark
October 7, 2022 1:17 am

Oh yeah, 2 million barrels.
Ha! I laugh at your 2 mill, and raise you at least 5

<reveals hand>
Why not, from this instant forward, stop adding ethanol to petrol?
Straight away you’ll get an increase in fuel economy of 25%+
There’s your 2 mill barrels already

Next, set off a campaign to get Exhaust Gas Recyclers, Diseasal Particle Filters and Ad-Blue muppetry removed from diesel engines – there’s another 25%++ increase in fuel economy. There’s your 5 mill easy peasy lemon squeezy, over to you to puzzle a few more…

Ma Nature and Gaia will deliver you big phat sloppy kisses for all the scrumptious soot/smoke (read = Biochar) and Nitrogen Oxide
Folks in the city will breathe easier as the unburnt fuel mops up ground level Ozone.
Take it even further and decrease refinery costs and increase refined yield by leaving the Sulphur in their products
Ma Nature will shag you senseless, because the Sulphur, the Nitrogen and the soot are what makes things green and growing.
The CO2 is nice and would be appreciated but only of you did something to replenish the tiny little micronutrients first – some of them such as Magnesium ## are not so tiny. Meanwhile consider Copper, iodine, Zinc, Boron, Manganese etc etc etc

And Green and Growing Things, by virtue of how they handle & control Water – effectively control weather and thus climate

## We know Magnesium is lacking in The Big Wide World because that is where it comes from before it gets into us.
And we know it’s not getting into us because, being the immense neurotransmitter that it is, in deficiency it sets off heart-attacks, brain fog, general dumbness, stupidity and after all them, full blown dementia = The Two Biggest Modern Day Killers.

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Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 7, 2022 5:48 am

Right so, by your accounting, if you stop mixing 2 million barrels of ethanol into your fuel, you’ll ADD 2 million barrels of fuel equivalent to your totals? How does that work then?

rah
October 7, 2022 2:42 am

They didn’t “snub” him. I would say they gave Biden a swift kick to the nuts. And why wouldn’t they after the way the left has treated the Saudis and Arab nations in general. (Iran is not an Arab nation. The Iranians are Persians).

In addition to the affronts stated in this post the left was who forcefully brought home the claim that the Crown Prince was a murderer. The Arab nations are deathly afraid of the Persians of Iran getting nucs and rightfully so. And yet this democrat administration has coddled the Mullahs and allowed them to regain some fiscal security after Trump’s policies aimed at isolating them economically e were really starting to bite into their bottom line.

The ONLY policy the democrats have with which the Arab nations agree is the support of the Palestinians.

Derg
Reply to  rah
October 7, 2022 3:52 am

Remember all the peace in the world when Trump was in office?

I remember mostly sound policies.

Simon
Reply to  Derg
October 7, 2022 8:56 pm

He made lots of sound … there was just no action.

ozspeaksup
October 7, 2022 3:16 am

theyre laughing at usa raised it 1mil then dropped 2
and Yemeni houthis warned uae n the others to get OUT of their oilfields yesterday so expect more drops
and then throw in the utter lunacy of eu trying to cap prices of russian oil, including to nation states happily dealing in their own exchanges etc
between lyinbiden and vanderlying
we’re stuffed

Richard Page
Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 7, 2022 5:52 am

Bunch of incompetents running round in little circles like headless chickens. Meanwhile OPEC and Russia are laughing all the way to the bank.

Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 3:34 am

Mr. Biden called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” during the 2020 campaign, delayed a planned arms shipment, and continues to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran that would give the Saudis’ main enemy hundreds of billions of dollars to promote terrorism and other trouble.

For God’s sake, man, enough with the Iran bashing. What ‘promotion of terrorism’?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 9:22 am

Those Mad Mullahs as so misunderstood.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 7, 2022 6:19 pm

They have been mostly limiting themselves to killing jews. How can any good leftist consider that to be terrorism.

MarkW
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 7, 2022 6:18 pm

That Iran has been bankrolling various terrorist groups has been well documented.

October 7, 2022 3:56 am

Alberta has a new Premier tonight – Danielle Smith will bring major positive changes to Alberta and Canada, by combatting the utterly inept and corrupt Trudeau Liberals who have caused so much harm to all of Canada. Here are parts of her acceptance speech.

The Trudeau Liberals are “owned” by the fascist World Economic Forum – their woke over-spending policies have deliberately caused runaway inflation, and their harmful mandatory Covid-19 lockdown-and-vaccine policies have killed and injured many thousands of Canadians and hugely damaged our economy. No rational individual or group could be this wrong for this long – this is their PLAN! This new paper describes their objectives:
THE GREAT RESET: PLANNING THE THEFT OF CANADA?
by Robert McCarter October 2, 2022
This shocking story was just published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. It’s not just the theft of Canada – it’s the destruction of ~every country in the world, and it’s working!
 
Canada is expected to produce 4.8 million barrels/day of petroleum in 2022, which makes us the 4th largest petroleum producer in the world. Most of that is from the Alberta oil sands and other heavy oils, some of which is ungraded to light synthetic crude and some is shipped as diluted bitumen.
 
The economy of Canada was hugely revitalized by improvements to the Alberta oil sands industry that I primarily initiated in the mid-late 1980’s, which were fully enacted in the 1990’s: These were new Tax terms (initiated in 1985), greatly reduced unit operating costs (1985), and new Royalty terms (1988). The fourth major improvement was SAGD technology, developed by others. For details see https://energy-experts-international.com/
 
Our Canadian petroleum industry has been systematically sabotaged by over $1.3 billion of foreign funds that have been given to bribe green groups to fight new pipeline construction. The corrupt Biden administration cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline that would have provided 830,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil to USA refineries. Canada can provide much more petroleum to the USA, but foreign-funded green groups and imbecilic local politicians have restricted production.
 
The systematic sabotage of North American energy production by leftist groups was never about “the environment”. That green smokescreen was used by leftists to sabotage our energy-based economies. The situation in Europe is even more dire, where countries have hugely over-invested in intermittent wind and solar systems that fail to provide needed energy – years ago I predicted a huge increase in Winter deaths among the elderly and the poor in Britain and Germany and that appears highly probable to occur this winter.
 
It would be easy to restore energy self-sufficiency and security to a USA-Canada alliance: simply get rid of the leftist policies that have deliberately harmed our vital energy industries.

Regards, Allan MacRae in Calgary

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Allan MacRae
October 7, 2022 9:25 am

“green smokescreen”

That’s what it is. A smokescreen for totalitarianism.

Reply to  Allan MacRae
October 7, 2022 7:47 pm

I recently wrote the following to my friends at the UK’s Global Warming Policy Foundation:
[excerpt]

A successful energy turnaround plan for the UK is relatively easy to formulate – I did it for Canada and we became the 4th largest oil producer in the world and still are, despite our dysfunctional government energy policies. Details below.
 
The British conundrum is that it’s too late. This winter is expected to be cold and there is insufficient energy (outside of Russia) to prevent a human catastrophe, as we predicted in 2002, 2013 and this July:
 
Good News: 2022 Hurricane Season Mild. Bad News: PRESSURE PATTERN THREATENS EUROPE WITH HELL WINTER (notrickszone.com)
https://notrickszone.com/2022/09/18/good-news-2022-hurricane-season-mild-bad-news-pressure-pattern-threatens-europe-with-hell-winter/comment-page-1/#comment-1326518
 
I AGREE WITH THIS FORECAST – ENERGY SHORTAGES AND A COLD WINTER – TOLD YOU SO 20 YEARS AGO – DETAILS AT:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/17/open-thread-35/#comment-3603080
 
[excerpt]
THE BIG CULL OF THE ELDERLY OF EUROPE WILL HAPPEN THIS WINTER
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/27/british-government-shiver-in-the-dark-to-save-the-broken-green-electricity-grid/#comment-3565246
By Allan MacRae, 28July2022
We predicted it in 2002 and 2013 – it was all terribly costly – in dollars and lives – and all entirely avoidable.
A willful squandering of the lives of innocents.
Crimes against humanity.
 
Regards, Allan MacRae in Calgary
 
Post Script:
It is theoretically possible for the UK government to develop an emergency plan that will keep people warm, but at their current glacial rate this is unlikely to happen.

Buckeyebob
October 7, 2022 4:26 am

I’ve never seen a more inept pack of dirt f**k stupid baboons than the denizens in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Buckeyebob
October 7, 2022 9:29 am

Nor have I.

Reply to  Buckeyebob
October 7, 2022 11:24 pm

Do we really think all Western governments’ advisors are that obtuse? IT’S THE PLAN!
 
Lenin wrote: https://www.azquotes.com/author/8716-Vladimir_Lenin
[excerpts]
1 “People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and
self-deception in politics.”
2 “It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to
explain.”
3 “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
4 “The goal of socialism is communism.”
5 “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation
and inflation.”
6 “Trust is good, but control is better.”
7 “As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.”
 
THE LIBERALS’ COVERT GREEN PLAN FOR CANADA – POVERTY AND DICTATORSHIP
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/01/the-liberals-covert-green-plan-for-canada-poverty-and-dictatorship/
 
WHAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS REALLY ABOUT — AND IT’S NOT THE CLIMATE
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/20/what-the-green-new-deal-is-really-about-and-its-not-the-climate/

Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels extended Lenin’s principles for the Nazis and Saul Alinsky modernized them in his book “Rules for Radicals” (1971). Our society has been “played” for generations by these traitors and their disciples.
In Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov’s 1984 interview he predicts everything that is happening now.
LET’S GO BRANDON!
https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA

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Raj
October 7, 2022 4:36 am

The OPEC has been well under their quotas for a long time. They’ve been running at 2.8million barrels per day under their quotas so an announcement that they’re reducing output by 2 million barrels per day still leaves room for a small increase. This big announcement means nothing!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Raj
October 8, 2022 5:22 am

I heard an interesting conversation with the Saudi Ambassador to the United States this morning.

He said if Saudi thought reducing their output by two million barrels per day would increase gasoline prices, then Saudi would not do that.

I thought about that for a minute, and it occurred to me that maybe that wasn’t as ridiculous as it sounded at first. Perhaps the Saudi ambassdor doesn’t think this cut in production will cause prices to rise because he sees reduced demand in the future because of the economic downturn the whole world is in now, thanks in no small part to the stupid policies of Joe Biden and the radical democrats and their war on oil and gas which has caused inflation all over the world.

The Saudi ambassador said the main reason for higher gasoline prices in the United States is the limited refining capacity that we currently have, not having built a new refinery in 20 years. And Biden’s war on oil and natural gas are going to make things worse in the refining space.

It was an interesting conversation (on Fox News Channel).

rah
October 7, 2022 5:04 am

And so what are the democrats going to do now? They’re going to suck the Strategic Oil reserve dry if necessary to try and artificially drop gas prices until the midterms are over.

These days as far as I’m concerned if you vote democrat there are only two things you can be. A traitor or a moron.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  rah
October 7, 2022 10:58 am

Or, both.

ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 6:16 am

This administration prefers to be in control of the voodoo doll against oil producers and pipelines. It’s part of the master control issue of politics rubbing up against reality.

Zurab abayev
October 8, 2022 3:10 pm

They didn’t snub him, they warned him. They cooperated with Trump because he was helping them against Iran. Biden is trying to go easy on Iran, and they sent him a warning

John Oliver
October 8, 2022 7:38 pm

All of these problems were so avoidable. Things were really very ,very good during Trumps term. I had the lowest fuel cost in my little fleet of gas vans in quite a while. Our enemies where actually a little afraid of us again and things were indeed geopolitically relatively peaceful. I also think if it was not for F. Ing Fauci ,Trump would have had the country open for business again very quickly. It was a chance to leap frog the rest of the stupid COVID obsessed world including China business wise.

We gave all that opportunity up for this disaster we have now.

Roaddog
October 9, 2022 12:40 am

“Nobody f**ks with a Biden.”
And I laughed and laughed and laughed.

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