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California will go against Big oil , Oilfield workers be damned

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Bill to Cut Oil and Gas Production In California Passes First Committee.

The bill analysis by the Assembly Natural Resources committee states: “The proximity to oil and gas extraction, including the use of hydraulic fracturing, well acidization, and other nonconventional oil and gas extraction techniques, adversely impacts public health and safety.” – https://californiaglobe.com

Phillips said her organization and other groups that support curtailing oil production in California have met informally with Newsom administration officials. While Newsom has not made any promises, expectations remain high, she said. https://www.latimes.com

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Trump’s foreign policy advisers on Iran? Blow up Iran’s oil industry…

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Fox Business host and Trump whisperer Lou Dobbs appeared to nudge President Trump toward threatening Iran with military strikes on Tuesday night, saying the president shouldn’t get involved in a ground war but instead make it clear that he’ll turn the nation’s oil industry into “dust.”

“Let me just ask you very quickly, why not make it very clear to the ayatollahs that if you mess further with us, we will not commit troops, but we will reduce your entire infrastructure to dust?” Dobbs asked Christian Whiton, a former adviser in the Trump White House.

“And by that, I mean their entire oil industry upon which they’re utterly dependent?” Dobbs added.

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A criminal case was opened over premeditated contamination of Russian oil

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Months of work will be needed to restore clean oil supplies via a key Russian pipeline to Europe, Belarus said on Tuesday, as Moscow suggested a deliberate act was behind the contamination that prompted some countries to release state oil reserves.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Nikolai Tokarev, President of Russian Oil company Transneft during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Russian oil company has asked state security services to investigate a small private company accused of pushing contaminated oil through an export pipeline to Belarus.

A criminal case was opened over intended contamination of Russian oil”, Transneft spokesman, Igor Dyomin, was quoted as saying by Interfax. Although refiners in countries including Poland and Germany will suffer a lengthy disruption to their feedstock, several companies said they had sufficient inventories to see them through.

Clean Russian oil had reached the border with Belarus by midday on Monday, a Russian official said, five days after European refineries suspended imports because of contamination in the Druzhba pipeline.

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