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April 10- May 15 2011



Peru:Left-wing Ollanta Humala to face
rightist Keiko Fujimori
in runoff inJune


Peru's presidential candidates Ollanta Humala (L) and Keiko Fujimori celebrate the first round election results during late rallies in Lima, in this combination photograph, April 10, 2011

LIMA, Apr 12, 2011

Despite a decade-long boom, a third of Peruvians still live in poverty and many rallied behind Humala, a former army officer turned populist politician who says he can close the country's gaping social inequalities. -story

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Venezuela's energy crisis: PDVSA's
CRP refinery center partially halted


CARACAS, May 13, 2011

Cuba to outline oil plans at
drilling conference in TT

CARACAS, May 12, 2011

IEA trims 2011 global oil demand forecast

CARACAS, May 12, 2011

Venezuela: Power is restore after
90% blackout affects 10 states

CARACAS, May 10, 2011

Venezuela: No need for OPEC quota change

CARACAS, May 09, 2011

Crude oil below $109, extending
Thursday 10 percent crash


LONDON, May 06, 2011

Colombia's Ecopetrol boost
net income by 59%

BOGOTA, May 05, 2011

Mexico's Pemex earns $353 mln in quarter

MEXICO CITY, May 04, 2011

GDF Suez out of Brazil's Amazon dam project

With almost 1,700 employees, GDF SUEZ is a key hydroelectric player in Brazil. The Group has been operating in the country for almost 50 years and is now the leading private electricity producer, operating 21 power stations of which 13 are hydroelectric.

RIO, May 04, 2011

Chevron's Ecuador environmental oil
case turns into duel in the Amazon

Ecuadorian Amazon oil spill

LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador, May 02, 2011

Bolivia: Total new gas find to boost
country's gas reserves to 13 TCF

LIMA, May 02, 2011

Exxon, Shell profits surge, top forecasts


LONDON/NEW YORK, Apr 29, 2011

Chavez building with oil tax
war chest ahead of 2012 election

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez

CARACAS, Apr 29, 2011

Libya:Washington permits
oil deals with opposition


Libya oil control

TRIPOLI, Apr 28, 2011

Ramirez: Venezuela to receive $16 billion
from PDVSA's on windfall oil tax

CARACAS, Apr 28, 2011

Libya:NATO strikes in Misrata
but shelling resumes


Combination of still images from an April 25, 2011 video by Britain's Ministry of Defence (MOD) shows Libyan regime vehicles (top to bottom) being destroyed by an air strike from a coalition patrol aircraft near Misrata. Details of the aircraft's display are obscured at source. Video taken April 25, 2011. Crown Copyright, MOD 2006 via Reuters TV

TRIPOLI, Apr 27, 2011

Libya: Chavez says Gaddafi
officials in Venezuela

Reuters/ Miraflores handout

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks to supporters during a ceremony with representatives of various industrial sectors of the country at Teresa Carreno theatre in Caracas April 26, 2011.

CARACAS, Apr 27, 2011

Libya: Heavy fighting in Misrata


Map of Libya locating key points where fighting and air raids have
taken place over the weekend. Mon Apr 25, 10:59 AM ET

TRIPOLI, Apr 26, 2011

PDVSA: New windfall tax will not
apply to new crude output by JV

CARACAS, Apr 26, 2011

Brent crude rise above $124
after violence in Syria and Yemen

Social Media Website via Reuters TV

A soldier fires his weapon on a street in a location given as Deraa on April 25, 2011, in this still image taken from an amateur video.

SINGAPORe, Apr 25, 2011

Ecuador: New evidence of fraud found in Chevron veredict, company drop lawsuit against Steven Donziger


Chevron HQ in San Ramon, Calif.

CARACAS, Apr 25, 2011

Libya: Gaddafi must go- allies

Reuters/ Yannis Behrakis

Rebel fighters launch rockets against Gaddafi forces from the front-line along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah April 14, 2011.

TRIPOLI, Apr 15, 2011

Cuba: US fears oil drilling ,
Mexico suggests talks

Reuters/ Claudia Daut

An oil pump is seen on the shore near Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba June 5, 2008

WASHINGTON, Apr 15, 2011

Libya: Allies to step up military pressure

Reuters/ Eric Feferberg

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) accompanies British Prime Minister David Cameron after a working dinner at the Elysee presidential palace, in Paris. April 13, 2011.

DOHA, Apr 14
, 2011 -story

Libya: Rebels producing 100,000 bpd oil, ministers group meets in Qatar

Reuters/Yannis Behrakis

Civilians arrive to pay a visit to rebel fighters at the front-line
at the western entrance of Ajdabiyah April 12, 2011.

DOHA, Apr 13
, 2011-story

Japan: TEPCO still working
on plan to end nuclear crisis

Reuters/ Issei Kato

Tokyo Electric Power Co., (TEPCO), the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, President Masataka Shimizu and Executive Vice President Sakae Muto (R) bow at the end of a news conference at TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo April 13, 2011.

TOKYO, Apr 13
, 2011 -story

Libya: Rebels reject peace, heavy
fighting around Ajdabiya and Misrata


Map of Libya showing the main areas of conflict /
Tue Apr 12, 3:09 AM ET

BENGHAZI, Libya, Apr 12
, 2011 -story

Libya: African leaders in Benghazi for
peace talks, rebels reclaim Ajdabiya


Map of Libya showing the main areas of conflict.
Sun Apr 10, 4:06 PM ET

BENGHAZI, Libya, Apr 11
, 2011-story

Peru: Humala led the first round, Kuczynski,
Fujimori battle for run-off


Combination picture of Peru's Presidential candidates (L-R)
Ollanta Humala, Keiko Fujimori, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

LIMA, Apr 11 , 2011 -story

Opinion Forum:

viewpoints on issues in energy, geopolitics & civilzation.



Obama Covers for OPEC
The problem is the cartel, not the “price gouging.”

By Robert Zubrin / National Review Online -story 

Chavez's Bolivarian Alliance Social
Movements, A Front for Terrorism?

The Israel Unity Coalition org clamis that Chavez' minister Tarek El-Aissami is a Hezbolla's terrorist

By Robert Zubrin / National Review Online  

Winning Ugly in Libya

By Michael O'Hanlon / Foreign Affairs -story 


The Ecuadorian referendum


Luis Simba is an enthusiastic supporter of the president

By Irene Caselli / BBC -story 

Obama on Energy: Inconsistent, Incoherent


Don't count on Barack Obama to do anything about the ever-increasing price of gas, electricity or heating oil.

By Robert Bryce-story 

Norway's Sovereign Wealth Risk Vortex

Value of Norwegian Oil Fund (At Start of Year)
NOK Billion 1997 to 2015 (2008 Prices)

Figures for 2009 onwards are from the National Budget 2009
Source: Norges Bank (2009) - Government Pension Fund -
Key Figures.

By Michael Hudson -story 


Venezuela: To Have and Have Not
A snapshot of the Venezuelan petroleum industry in May, 2011

ISS014-E-14618/02 2007

Oil slick in Lake Maracaibo

By Gustavo Coronel / PW - story

A Major Step
The Cairo Agreement

By Adam Shatz / LRB
- story

Obama's Libyan folly


Humanitarian Interventions are problematic in nature, further still those defined by poor planning rarely succeed

By Richard Falk / Al Jazeera - story


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