Petroleum Geopolitics 101

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ABOUT JOHN FOSTER

John Foster is an international oil economist, and author, with more than 40 years of experience. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, periodicals and websites. His book, Oil and World Politics – the Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones, was published in 2018. Born in London England, he graduated from Cambridge University. He has held positions with the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, Petro Canada and British Petroleum.

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Venezuela Shows Courage in Challenging US power

Venezuela Shows Courage in Challenging US power

Venezuela Shows Courage in Challenging US power When Iranian tankers were delivering gasoline to Venezuela in May, the situation was tense. With United States sanctions against both countries and the United States naval fleet hovering in the Caribbean, President Trump...

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The geopolitics of Trump’s “Freedom Gas”

The geopolitics of Trump’s “Freedom Gas”

The geopolitics of Trump's ‘Freedom Gas.’ Posted: CCPA Monitor, Nov/Dec 2019 issue. Retitled, Trump’s Anti-Climate Agenda Bolsters his Ambitions for ‘Freedom Gas’. Reprinted : Juan Cole’s Informed Comment, 17 Nov 2019. By John Foster | – (Monitor) – When Washington...

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OIL & WORLD POLITICS: THE BOOK

JOHN FOSTER, AUTHOR

THE REAL STORY OF TODAY’S CONFLICT ZONES: IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, VENEZUELA, UKRAINE AND MORE

The stories may be about the petroleum resources of a country. They may relate to a country’s strategic location – as a route for pipelines or a place in close proximity to significant sea routes. Petroleum is only part of the geopolitics, yet it deserves public attention. It is a vital resource for all modern economies, a source of enormous wealth and power. The evidence of international rivalry over petroleum is overwhelming. I call it the Petroleum Game

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JOHN FOSTER

John Foster is an international oil economist, and author, with more than 40 years of experience. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, periodicals and websites. His book, Oil and World Politics – the Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones, was published in 2018. Born in London England, he graduated from Cambridge University. He has held positions with the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, Petro Canada and British Petroleum.