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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


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Submitted Nov 20, 2012 By: GasPasserAB
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:04:36 AM

Understatement of the year.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 6:48:57 AM

Repeat.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:33:04 AM

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.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:51:51 AM

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!
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:49:27 AM

wonder where we will be in few years.
livewire300
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:21:29 AM

Not Again?!?!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:18:06 AM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:07:42 AM

And we are stuck with a president who has no clue how to deal with foreign powers.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:07:14 AM

I'd watch Obama as closely as Putin.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:05:49 AM

obimerrill: Good comment!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:04:58 AM

Right on.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:03:58 AM

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!
jackson661
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:02:25 AM

Wow China has a strong arm..
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:00:40 AM

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]
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:59:27 AM

What about all the oil we have, and it's potential? The speculators aren't thinking about that.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:55:34 AM

duh
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Here's my number, call me maybe.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:49:57 AM

This is the only reason Obama MIGHT finish the Keystone Pipeline.
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We need to move towards energy independence . . . but I Don't see that happening any year soon.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:45:39 AM

OK
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exporting energy to keep prices high in the USA
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STOP EXPORTATION OF ALL DOMESTIC FUEL PRODUCYS!
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not good
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:42:24 AM

jkpsr - I wouldn't bet on it. Most of China's military spending is hidden.
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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.
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We need a continental energy policy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:39:07 AM

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.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:38:52 AM

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ok
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We need to stay strong.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:35:06 AM

We could be closer to energy independance if we stopped exporting our finished oil products.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:33:15 AM

What do you think would happen if this world were to collapse?
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:33:12 AM

No doubt.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:31:15 AM

Dictators and wannabe dictators hate the USA. We keep meddling in their muddle.
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We need to push for energy independence.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:28:55 AM

And that's why we need the pipeline
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:28:25 AM

Industry interests propaganda?
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WHAT ME WORRY?
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The USA's potential will not be realized until obama is out of office.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:25:09 AM

Seriously ......
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:24:57 AM

Hamas?
jdevlin
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:24:34 AM

what risks?
10k
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:23:57 AM

nobama and putin are buddies ya know-remember the open mike remark nobama made to putin about their plans when he was re-elected..
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:23:39 AM

Really?
hpow
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:21:59 AM

what the .....?
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:20:37 AM

threat ?
no8c
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:20:31 AM

Thanks for posting this!
Matt G
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:20:26 AM

Russia wants

To regain it's past greatness
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Is it 2016 yet?
too_darned_high
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:18:53 AM

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!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:17:42 AM

Nothing new.
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