Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    2:26 AM

GasBuddy News Article

45
votes
Geopolitical Unrest Poses Threat to US, Energy Interests

RigZone -- Unfolding geopolitical events in the next few years will pose risks to the United States as well as the global oil and gas industry, a U.S. ambassador told attendees at the Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference last week.

Evolving, worldwide geopolitical events over the next two years will create difficulties for the United States, said Ambassador John Bolton, foreign policy senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Not only will Russia and China pose potential threats to U.S. interests, but so will Iran and other Middle Eastern countries where the Arab Spring did not deliver promised results of bringing in an alternative influence to al-Qaeda.

Russian President Vladimir Putin –a popular leader despite election irregularities – is one leader who bears watching. Putin has called the


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 20, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Geopolitical Unrest Poses Threat to US, Energy Interests Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:04:36 PM

Understatement of the year.
Profile Pic
gravityhurts
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,617
Points:1,359,135
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:48:57 AM

Repeat.
Profile Pic
MAC48
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:3,021
Points:1,187,235
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:33:04 PM

If former US Ambassador John Bolton was a crack pot, then his analysis of the geopolitical effects possible on the world energy market in the near future due to the efforts of Russia, Iran, Libya, Egypt, Syria and China would not be a cause for worry. However, Ambassador Bolton is not a crack pot but is a very knowledgeable and gifted foreign policy expert whose opinion carries a great deal of credibility. His assessment of the possible national security and economic effects of the Russian drive to be a world power again, the Chinese drive for economic, military and political supremacy over the entire Western Pacific, the Islamic radicals takeover of the Arab spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya, probably Syria, Iraq, added to the Ayatollah led Iran are cause for a great deal of caution and concern.

One wonders if those who criticize the chant of "Drill, baby drill." have any clue about world affairs and how these world affairs can effect their personal dinner table.
Profile Pic
Jeff4U
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:10,975
Points:2,309,365
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:51:51 PM

Yet another reason we need to access our own resources so that we are not dependent on foreign oil. In addition, oil companies should pay hefty tariffs on all the excess record exports. Our American resources belong to America, not China!
Profile Pic
goldrose1
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:13,105
Points:2,362,645
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:49:27 PM

wonder where we will be in few years.
Profile Pic
livewire300
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:4,617
Points:249,635
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:21:29 PM

Not Again?!?!!!
Profile Pic
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:10,664
Points:2,087,695
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:18:06 PM

Time will tell.
Profile Pic
danol43
Champion Author Modesto

Posts:2,620
Points:950,700
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:07:42 PM

And we are stuck with a president who has no clue how to deal with foreign powers.
Profile Pic
BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

Posts:9,121
Points:1,683,435
Joined:Apr 2009
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:07:14 PM

I'd watch Obama as closely as Putin.
Profile Pic
comprof
Champion Author Houston

Posts:9,210
Points:1,813,875
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:05:49 PM

obimerrill: Good comment!
Profile Pic
DirtDauber
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:8,960
Points:2,087,280
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:04:58 PM

Right on.
Profile Pic
obimerrill
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:3,611
Points:747,965
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:03:58 PM

And Obama has shown he is their friend more so than most of us...apologizing to each of the mentioned groups and countries for the actions and attitudes of US citizens!
Profile Pic
jackson661
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:4,800
Points:1,878,565
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:02:25 PM

Wow China has a strong arm..
Profile Pic
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:9,296
Points:1,798,435
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:00:40 PM

IF THE CURRENT ADMIN HADN'T DELAYED THE XL PIPELINE & ANY NEW OIL WELL EXPLORATION. WE WOULDN'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE ENERGY FOR ANOTHER 100 YRS. IN THAT TIME WE COULD HAVE VASTLY IMPROVED OTHER ALTERNATE ENERGY sources. They have a misplaced all or none attitude about many policies.



[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 11/21/2012 1:02:55 AM EST]
Profile Pic
69Bonne
Champion Author Gary

Posts:2,735
Points:816,815
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:59:27 PM

What about all the oil we have, and it's potential? The speculators aren't thinking about that.
Profile Pic
frostyWV
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:2,340
Points:521,130
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:55:34 PM

duh
Profile Pic
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:3,746
Points:875,750
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:51:11 PM

Here's my number, call me maybe.
Profile Pic
pa79th
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:3,943
Points:1,659,500
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:49:57 PM

This is the only reason Obama MIGHT finish the Keystone Pipeline.
Profile Pic
CivicMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:4,105
Points:990,625
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:46:48 PM

We need to move towards energy independence . . . but I Don't see that happening any year soon.
Profile Pic
abacus44
Champion Author Toms River

Posts:5,496
Points:1,197,015
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:45:39 PM

OK
Profile Pic
sehonda
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:2,913
Points:1,110,710
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:45:37 PM

exporting energy to keep prices high in the USA
Profile Pic
otherdave
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:5,589
Points:1,727,015
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:44:13 PM

STOP EXPORTATION OF ALL DOMESTIC FUEL PRODUCYS!
Profile Pic
Dodge_Me
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:2,222
Points:901,940
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:44:09 PM

not good
Profile Pic
texasvet
Champion Author Texas

Posts:5,037
Points:437,305
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:42:24 PM

jkpsr - I wouldn't bet on it. Most of China's military spending is hidden.
Profile Pic
jkpsr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,841
Points:1,535,805
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:40:46 PM

The US spends more on military research than China, the World's 2nd biggest defense spender, does on their entire military. The American taxpayer is paying the bills for the entire free world.
Profile Pic
kelly1016
Champion Author Victoria

Posts:1,953
Points:353,465
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:39:51 PM

We need a continental energy policy
Profile Pic
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:13,879
Points:2,819,295
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:39:07 PM

We would be wise to continue or move on from oil and into more hybrid and natural gas. Keep all natural gas in the US and use it more for independence from oil.
Profile Pic
idigau22
Champion Author Washington

Posts:26,324
Points:3,628,450
Joined:Apr 2003
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:38:52 PM

Profile Pic
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:3,044
Points:3,370,015
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:37:59 PM

ok
Profile Pic
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:5,940
Points:2,923,075
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:37:10 PM

We need to stay strong.
Profile Pic
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:10,390
Points:2,100,010
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:35:06 PM

We could be closer to energy independance if we stopped exporting our finished oil products.
Profile Pic
DisMusBeDaPlaz
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:4,599
Points:1,023,950
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:33:15 PM

What do you think would happen if this world were to collapse?
Profile Pic
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:2,765
Points:617,915
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:33:12 PM

No doubt.
Profile Pic
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:11,379
Points:1,878,230
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:31:15 PM

Dictators and wannabe dictators hate the USA. We keep meddling in their muddle.
Profile Pic
ManOfLeisureII
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:4,009
Points:909,640
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:31:02 PM

We need to push for energy independence.
Profile Pic
GAS1251
Champion Author Texas

Posts:7,329
Points:2,085,225
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:28:55 PM

And that's why we need the pipeline
Profile Pic
1fulltank
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:9,863
Points:1,967,570
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:28:25 PM

Industry interests propaganda?
Profile Pic
yakstar
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:4,385
Points:919,865
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:27:45 PM

WHAT ME WORRY?
Profile Pic
Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:8,621
Points:2,553,065
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:25:17 PM

The USA's potential will not be realized until obama is out of office.
Profile Pic
Harry813
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:4,724
Points:1,094,395
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:25:09 PM

Seriously ......
Profile Pic
Voltus
Champion Author Miami

Posts:10,571
Points:2,001,260
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:24:57 PM

Hamas?
Profile Pic
jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

Posts:812
Points:1,790,175
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:24:34 PM

what risks?
Profile Pic
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:24,230
Points:2,712,150
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:23:57 PM

nobama and putin are buddies ya know-remember the open mike remark nobama made to putin about their plans when he was re-elected..
Profile Pic
Kawibiker
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,894
Points:355,985
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:23:39 PM

Really?
Profile Pic
hpow
Rookie Author Vancouver

Posts:87
Points:20,240
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:21:59 PM

what the .....?
Profile Pic
Jeeputtputt
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,017
Points:682,840
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:20:37 PM

threat ?
Profile Pic
no8c
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:4,626
Points:1,143,115
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:20:31 PM

Thanks for posting this!
Profile Pic
Matt G
Champion Author Boston

Posts:6,710
Points:3,231,725
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:20:26 PM

Russia wants

To regain it's past greatness
Profile Pic
WebGabe
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:4,540
Points:952,745
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:20:25 PM

Is it 2016 yet?
Profile Pic
too_darned_high
All-Star Author Indianapolis

Posts:906
Points:743,205
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:18:53 PM

So what happened to the talk about the US being a bigger oil producer than the Middle East? We need to go after more of our own oil and gas, not import it from the cartels!
Post a reply Back to Topics