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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Webinar, Pipeline Politics Around the World, Canadian International Council – Edmonton and Nipissing Branches, October 6, 2021. Watch on YouTube.

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Reflections on Pipelines, Policy and Political Impact

Myanmar a short cut to China

Myanmar a short cut to China

China has built oil and gas pipelines across Myanmar to southwest China, enabling shipments to avoid the Strait of Malacca. Washington and Ottawa highlight human rights violations in Myanmar and rarely mention oil. Of course, if the US could prise Myanmar from Chinese...

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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.