Russia Is Quickly Becoming The Most Dominant Force In Energy
An article (written by a Westerner) is packed full of the usual fakery and distortions....
Amid increasing Iranian aggression and U.S. disengagement from the region, Saudi Arabia’s longterm oil export capabilities are under threat.
Iranian aggression? Does the author refer to KSA attempt to install a vassal to the Yemeni presidency and the use of military force against the national loyalists who oppose foreign dominance? Irans assistance of pro-Yemen fighters isn't exactly "aggression". As for a "U.S. disengagement" such a thing only exists in the deluded minds of US neocons who decry anything less than a preemptive carpet-bombing Tehran to be an act of Munich-style "appeasement".
As one of the world’s foremost military powers, Russia can not only defend its networks but attack those of others; such as in the 2008 Georgia War where its aircraft damaged Georgian oil pipelines.
Dafuq? Russia acting to enforce the Treaty of Sochi and come to the defence of South Ossetia in driving off invading Georgian forces is now an attack on oil pipelines? What, a few shells landing near a pipeline exclusion zone is magically transformed into an attack on gas networks? Wow.. that a fucking long bow you drawing there sonny...
U.S. companies are directed by profit margins instead of geopolitical outreach, and often require human rights agreements before deals are inked.
ROFL!! US demands for small nations to lower their defenses against economic, financial & political penetration by NGOs and activist networks funded by Western government and elite private concerns is now being presented as some kind of altruistic benevolence by US oil companies? They won't do business unless the beastly primitive foreigners promise to be good to their people??? /spit How pathetic.
For example, since the early 1990s, the Kremlin has repeatedly cut off gas to Ukraine to draw concessions from its leadership (and to ensure payment of overdue bills).
pfftt... a deliberate LIE. Gazprom (not the Kremlin) shutdown deliveries via the Ukropi gas transmission system when the Ukros were STEALING GAS from the nominations being delivered to the paying EU customers. Violation of custody transfer arrangements forced a shutdown until the breaches could be sealed. EU finally admitted that Ukropistan was stealing, and now they provide EU inspectors on the pipeline to monitor flows and confirm no illegal siphoning.
As LNG helps propel natural gas to a truly global commodity, Russia is already beating the U.S. at this pricing war in Europe, and future gas developments in Russia’s Arctic are promising for its LNG prospects around the world.
Yes, finally a poignant truth is uttered
Propagandists must always include an element of truth in their screeds, else their handiwork is easily debunked by the common herd members. I can imagine the mental anguish of this scribbler when punching this particular series on keys on his keyboard