Tuesday, June 06, 2006

African Oil, The New Variable In The Global Energy Game

African Oil, The New Variable In The Energy Game

“According to IHS statistics, African discoveries in the period 2000 to 2004 have contributed nearly 25 % in the international liquids reserves (exclusive of onshore US and Canada) and 12 % of the discovered gas. Approximately 300 bn barrels of oil equivalent, two-thirds of them liquids, have been discovered in Africa through 2004, 85 % of which has been found in just 10 basins, with Libya's Sirte Basin yielding the largest resources (22 % of Africa's total). At the end of 2004, the estimated remaining liquids resources in Africa are nearly 105,000 mm barrels of oil: Nigeria (35,651 mm bbl); Libya (26,842 mm bbl); Angola (13,619 mm bbl); Algeria (14,169 mm bbl) and Egypt (3,428 mm bbl). Africa's remaining sub-Saharan and Saharan countries account for an additional 11,173 mm bbl). Sudan, currently a political wildcard, is also rapidly expanding both its production and reserves. Additional forecasts by Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), an IHS company, show that Africa will add 38 % in oil production, contributing an additional 4 mm barrels of oil per day by 2010. A substantial portion of this growth will be from new giant fields in Nigeria, Angola and Algeria. This growth represents 30 % of the projected 13,650 mm bpd global capacity growth. Giant deepwater discoveries in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to add more than 2,200 mm bpd, with Angola and Nigeria being the major contributors. Africa's contribution to the world energy supply however is not limited strictly to oil. The continent's new LNG capacity will be a growing source for natural gas. At the end of 2005, Africa had 50 mm tpy of the world's online LNG capacity of 173 mm tpy, with Algeria and Nigeria leading the way. Egypt opened a new train that will accommodate 3.6 mm tons of LNG per year, while Equatorial Guinea and Angola have announced their first LNG projects”. Africa’s Role In Meeting Energy Demand http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/news/nta61060.htm

While the world is focused on the Persian Gulf via the corporate mind control apparatus, the ruling plutocrats are gleefully wringing their hands in anticipation of bum rushing Africa not only for the gold and other mineral resources there but also for the massive amounts of oil and natural gas the continent holds. We have been brainwashed to believe the Gulf region and Central Asia (along with Venezuela) contain the largest reserves of oil and natural gas. Interestingly the Anglo-AmeriKKKan oil companies are now engaged in stiff competition with China for access to the African oil and natural gas resources. Notice I said African oil. Africa not Central Asia ( as Zbigniew Brezezinski claims) holds the trump card in the high stakes geopolitical maneuvering game to control the world’s supply of black gold. As we speak China and the West are jockeying to position themselves to gain access to oil all over Africa. Bu$h’s State of the Union address where he shed crocodile tears over the situation in Sudan, was a total sham; his real concern was about gaining access to the oil in Sudan!
All of Africa is a hotbed of exploration and negotiations to gain access to the crude in our motherland. I happened across on of the best Websites on oil, oil exploration and the geopolitical implications/ machinations of the global oil industry, Alexanders Gas and Oil Connections http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/news/nta61060.htm. Click on their sidebar tab on Africa and you will be shocked at the number of notices and articles on African oil and energy. Use the Alexanders Gas and Oil Website as a launchpad to research just how rich in oil and natural gas Africa is. Make no mistake about it, the corporate mind control apparatus is suppressing the fact that countries like Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania contain both abundant oil and natural gas reserves. Africa is a major continent for potential oil and natural gas reserves. “EXPERTS ARE expecting big oil discoveries in East Africa that could significantly alter the region's economic fortunes. Results of recent geological surveys suggest that East Africa may soon become one of the world’s hottest oil exploration zones, with data analyzed last year by Jebco Seismic, a UK-based geophysical contractor, showing major oil deposits off the coasts of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. In addition, the same rock formations now yielding large quantities of oil in Sudan are known to stretch into Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, says Jebco marketing director Chris Machette-Downs.” http://www.nationaudio.com/News/EastAfrican/current/Regional/Regional1005200433.html
Slick Willie Clinton sent US troops into Somalia not on a humanitarian mission, but to protect AmeriKKKan oil interests the US oil conglomerates were attempting to develop in that country. “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, registered 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.” http://www.somaliawatch.org/archivejuly/000922601.htm
Thus we see the geopolitical implications of the infighting (which whites have fomented by arming both sides) currently going on in Somalia as we speak. Don’t be surprised if the so called Islamic militias that have taken over the Somalian capital of Mogadishu are really false flag operatives working on behalf of US interests in the area; just as the Janjaweed or Islamic militias are being used to depopulate and destabilize areas in Sudan and its neighbor Chad both who have recently emerged as oil producing exporting nations. In this case the oil companies, their agents and their governmental sock puppets get a twofer: they destabilize and depopulate Sudan, Chad and Somalia and they can blame the chaos and disruption on Arab- Islamic terrorists or corrupt African leaders which further fuels US’s racism and their bogus War on Global Terrorism!
The world covets African oil and they will do anything to get it. Keep this in mind as you see the mind control apparatus propaganda about terrorism in Somalia, Sudan or corruption in Chad (or other African nations) repeated daily in the media. Look beyond the headlines and begin to discern the truth. “Over the past year, African oil has leapt into international attention as world demand increases and price hikes. Along with ever enlarging exploration, extraction and sale, African producers, while gaining considerable profits, also see a series of problems such as environmental pollution, farmland damage and grain shortage. So, people here always show mixed feelings when talking about oil. With a proven reserve over 95 bn barrels, about 8 % of the world total, Africa is the world third largest oil producing area following the Middle East and Latin America. Currently, its daily production of crude oil exceeds 8 mm barrels, about 11 % of the global amount and is expected to reach 15 % by 2020. In the coming decade, oil production from this continent will rise sharply, with a daily output expected to reach 13 mm barrels. Before, major producing countries gathered along the Mediterranean such as Algeria, Libya, Egypt and the Gulf of Guinea such as Nigeria, Angola, Gabon and the Republic of Congo. In recent ten years, producers from Africa south of the Sahara increased in number, including Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, and Mauritania.” Africa, Pleased and Tortured By Oil http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/news/nta61057.htm

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