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The Winds of Change

2010-03-02

It seems ever more difficult to get good clarity about the real developments taking place worldwide, economically and in the energy-industry, as the cacophony of contradicting signals is ever increasing.

Is Peak Oil imminent, or nearby, or is it real but due to the economic crisis it will take a few extra years to become tangible, or is it all plain nonsense because we keep finding new reserves in unknown provinces, more shale gas and deep or unconventional oil?

Is Climate Change something to fight against, or is it something we can try to minimise by restoring nature, reducing waste and increasing efficiency, or is it all nonsense because the ice-caps are not melting according to “The Official Report”? Can we “fight” Climate Change?

Is speculation one of the main drivers of the oil-price and oil-price-changes or not? And if it turns out to be, what is being done against it, more than just cosmetics? Is there a wish to do something against it, or is it here just as with much of the other excessive speculations: those who could do something against it, are very closely related with those who do it.

How can we, seeing that some of the biggest US Banks have “helped” Greece (and probably a few other countries) to cheat themselves in (staying into) the Euro, reaping excessive benefits, and bringing the country on the brink of bankruptcy, then learn that these same banks are mounting a media- and speculative attack so the country may be defaulting, not suspect a deliberate campaign behind this to cripple the Euro and Europe?

...and whilst the “free West” is sinking ever further in its self-created cesspool of power and corruption, and its moral standing in the world is sinking with it, other parts of the world are seeking different ways of cooperation, free from dogmas of the “free markets”  and the enforced “freedom & democracy” that too often comes with terror and destruction.

Oil and gas worldwide are increasingly traded via local currencies, bypassing the big trading platforms and ever more independent from the “New World Order”-paradigm.
 
Pipelines from Kazakhstan to China, Russia to China, Iran to Iraq, Iran to Turkey, Turkmenistan to Iran, and several others, are gradually breaking the gridlocks that were on energy-transportation routes for a long time, and whilst it has not yet entered the consciousness very strongly here in the West: the balances are shifting.

That the “terror” is now moving to North, East and West Africa, can clearly be seen, as well that this is to prolong the “Axis of Instability” in order to endebt and control. But we see also movements in these countries that are trying to mitigate these unwanted pests.

Many official institutions and pundits are seeing a growth in oil-demand the coming years, due to “economic recovery” or “growth” again. Reading the mainstream-media and looking at the official statistics, we may tend to give them credit.
Listening to reality-based stories, non-official analyses and generally looking beside the mainstream-media, one discovers that reality may look very different the coming years.

The winds of change are upon us. And just as with climate change: humans play a large part in the causation of it, but there are quite a few aspects, outside our control, that are not taken into account.

Stay clear,
Alexander

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