Geopolitik Energi

May 11, 2007

Chevron seen settling case on Iraq oil

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/08/business/08chevron.php

Chevron seen settling case on Iraq oil

By Claudio Gatti and Jad Mouawad

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Chevron, the second-largest American oil company, is preparing to acknowledge that it should have known kickbacks were being paid to Saddam Hussein on oil it bought from Iraq as part of a defunct United Nations program, according to investigators.

The admission is part of a settlement being negotiated with United States prosecutors and includes fines totaling $25 million to $30 million, according to the investigators, who declined to be identified because the settlement was not yet public.

The penalty, which is still being negotiated, would be the largest so far in the United States in connection with investigations of companies involved in the oil-for-food scandal.

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CHENEY ENERGY TASK FORCE DOCUMENTS FEATURE MAP OF IRAQI OILFIELDS

Cheney had Iraq in sights two years ago

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/07/22/wcheny22.xml)

By Simon English in New York

Last Updated: 12:26am BST 22/07/2003

 

 

Documents released under America’s Freedom of Information Act reveal that an energy task force led by vice-president Dick Cheney was examining Iraq’s oil assets two years before the latest war began.

The papers were obtained after a long battle with the White House by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal charity that opposes government secrecy and which is suing for the dealings of the task force to be made public.

 
Dick Cheney was examining Iraq’s oil assets two years before the latest war began

The emergence of the documents could fuel claims that America’s war in Iraq had as much to do with oil as national security. It also indicates that the Bush administration is beginning to lose the battle to keep its internal workings secret.

The 16 pages, dated March 2001, show maps of Iraq oil fields, pipelines, refineries and terminals. A document titled Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts is also included, listing which countries were keen to do business with Saddam’s regime.

Judicial Watch requested the papers two years ago as part of its investigation into links between the Bush administration and senior energy executives including Enron’s former chairman Ken Lay.

Mr Cheney has fought the release of the documents at every stage. A court ordered two weeks ago that at least some of the task force’s working papers should be made public.

 

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: “People will draw their own conclusions about the documents, but that is what an open society is about. Given the delay in their release, the Bush administration clearly did not want them to come out.”

A spokesman for Mr Cheney did not return calls yesterday. The US Commerce Department said in a statement: “It is the responsibility of the Commerce Department to serve as a commercial liaison for US companies doing business around the world, including those that develop and utilise energy resources. The Energy Task Force evaluated regions of the world that are vital to global energy supply.”

Judicial Watch isn’t claiming that the documents are proof of any particular intent but say they should be open to public scrutiny.

Mr Fitton said: “Opponents of the war will point to the documents as evidence that the Bush administration was after Iraqi oil. Supporters will say the energy task force would have been remiss if it did not take Iraq’s oil into account.”

Nevertheless, the documents represent a surprising development. Until now it had been assumed that the US government was stonewalling over the energy task force papers because they would show the extent to which major party benefactors, including Enron, effectively wrote national energy policy.

Judicial Watch and other watchdogs are now curious what else may be revealed. A court ordered the government to comply with the Freedom of Information Act and give up these documents more than a year ago. Judicial Watch said it could not explain why the papers were suddenly released. A government spokesman declined to elaborate.

Maps of oil fields and pipelines in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and a list of energy development projects in those two countries are also included.

Mr Cheney argues that his consultations with the energy industry should be private so that all parties can speak freely. A US court recently described this invoking of executive privilege “extraordinary” and “drastic”.

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CHENEY ENERGY TASK FORCE DOCUMENTS FEATURE MAP OF IRAQI OILFIELDS

Commerce & State Department Reports to Task Force Detail Oilfield & Gas Projects, Contracts & Exploration

Saudi Arabian & UAE Oil Facilities Profiled As Well

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that documents turned over by the Commerce Department, under court order as a result of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning the activities of the Cheney Energy Task Force, contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.” The documents, which are dated March 2001, are available on the Internet at: http://www.JudicialWatch.org.

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May 10, 2007

ABOUT IRAQ: OIL!

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ALL ABOUT OIL IN SOMALIA!

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Stratigraphy and Petroleum Prospects of Northern Somalia

The Oil Factor in Somalia

Oil Hopes Hinge on North Somalia

Somaliland: Hopes and hype on the new frontier

Hydrocarbon potential of Somaliland (download file PDF)

May 9, 2007

KONFLIK AMBALAT HANYA MENGUNTUNGKAN PENJAJAH

http://www.dudung.net/index.php?naon=depan&action=detail&id=705&cat=2Artikel Islami
23 Maret 2005 – 16:35
KONFLIK AMBALAT HANYA MENGUNTUNGKAN PENJAJAH

Dalam sepekan ini, selain isu BBM yang masih hangat, yang tidak kalah hangatnya adalah isu Ambalat. Isu ini berkembang setelah pemerintah Malaysia mengklaim kawasan perairan Ambalat sebagai wilayahnya. Klaim ini muncul setelah Malaysia memenangkan putusan Mahkamah Internasional atas sengketa pulau Sipadan dan Ligitan pada tahun 2002. Secara sepihak, Malaysia telah mengklaim wilayah perairan sepanjang 70 mil dari garis pantai Sipadan dan Ligitan sebagai wilayah perairannya. Sementara Indonesia menganggap, kewenangan Malaysia itu hanya 12 mil dari garis pantai kedua pulau tersebut. Padahal secara historis, baik Sipadan, Ligitan, maupun Ambalat sebenarnya merupakan wilayah Kesultanan Bulungan, yang kini menjadi salah satu kabupaten di Kaltim.

May 6, 2007

BUNG KARNO DAN MINYAK

Sabtu, 05 Mei 2007
Bung Karno Vs Tiga Besar (1) (http://www.kompas.com/kompas-cetak/0705/05/utama/3492019.htm)

Pada awal 1960-an minyak mencakup seperempat dari total ekspor RI. Industri ini didominasi multinational corporation atau MNC yang menanam modal 400 juta dollar AS dan diperkirakan melonjak ke satu miliar dollar AS tahun 1965.

Caltex Amerika Serikat (AS) menguasai 85 persen ekspor, Stanvac (AS) 5 persen, dan Permina 10 persen. Tahun 1963 total ekspor RI 94 juta barrel per tahun atau 1,7 persen dari konsumsi dunia.

Ekspor minyak dikuasai Shell (Belanda) yang per tahunnya 43 juta barrel—sementara Stanvac 10 juta barrel. Penerima terbesar adalah AS, Jepang, dan Australia.

Sejak tahun 1951, Bung Karno (BK) membekukan konsesi bagi MNC dan memberlakukan UU Nomor 44 Tahun 1960. UU ini menegaskan, “Seluruh pengelolaan minyak dan gas alam dilakukan negara atau perusahaan negara.”

May 1, 2007

FACTBOX-Disputed maritime oil and gas areas in Asia

FACTBOX-Disputed maritime oil and gas areas in Asia

Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:17AM EDT

April 30 (Reuters) – Maritime disputes may hold up prospective energy developments in Asia for years or decadesdespite high oil and gas prices, but analysts say joint development is still on the cards.

Here is a factbox on some of the disputed areas. For a related analysis click [ID:nSP201637].

BUSH AND CHENEY, WHO AVOIDED THE VIETNAM WAR, ARE PREPARING FOR A NEW U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: AFTER THE MIDDLE EAST DISASTER, GET READY FOR INDOCHINA WAR II

(http://www.inteldaily.com/?c=164&a=1274)

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 11:39:00 GMT
Wayne Madsen Report
While in Southeast Asia, this editor looked into rumors that the Bush/Cheney administration has initiated a major military move into Southeast Asia to secure for itself large oil deposits discovered in the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The U.S. military push into the region is centered on the Cambodian coast, particularly around Sihanoukville.

While in Southeast Asia, this editor looked into rumors that the Bush/Cheney administration has initiated a major military move into Southeast Asia to secure for itself large oil deposits discovered in the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The U.S. military push into the region is centered on the Cambodian coast, particularly around Sihanoukville.

April 27, 2007

HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF SOMALILAND

“The available well, seismic, and outcrop data show that the
potential for commercial accumulations of hydrocarbons in
Somaliland is good….”

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April 25, 2007

SOMALILAND: HOPES AND HYPE ON THE FRONTIER

Copyright (c) 1993 , EMA Business Information.
Reprinted by permission.

Middle East Economic Digest, 2 April 1993, pp.20-21.

Somaliland: Hopes and hype on the new frontier

MARIA KIELMAS

Geologists have speculating about the possibility of oil in Somalia since the last century, but it took the US military Operation Restore Hope to bring this possibility to popular attention. The widespread notion that US troops are sent to Somalia to protect the interests of US oil companies, and their supposed huge oil finds, has been treated with amused derision in oil industry circles. But US military presence which aims to stabilise events in a region increasingly regarded as the backyard of its regional ally, Saudi Arabia, has not been discounted . Over the past l0 years most of the oil industry interest has focused on areas in the north, today the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, which troops have avoided. Any future oil exploration here will depend largely on the international community's recognition of the aspirations of the breakaway state.

Oil seeps were first identified by Italian and British geologists who surveyed the area during the colonial era. These predicted the presence of a sizable oil field just south of Berbera. But it took until the 1960s for the first wells to be drilled here. Three wells known as the Daga Shabell series, regisrered oil shows, but there was no real discovery . There were further small gas discoveries along the east coast and just offshore of Socotra, but nothing of commercial proportions.

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