According to Bloomberg, China and India are buying Russian crude at a 40% discount, and Moscow may be losing $4 billion in energy earnings every month as a result of its war in Ukraine.
The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) is speeding up its design of a common payment system, which has been closely discussed for nearly a year with the Chinese under the stewardship of Sergey Glazyev, the EAEU’s minister in charge of Integration and Macro-economy.
The US Maritime Administration of the Department of Transportation has approved Enterprise's Sea Port Oil Terminal's proposal to build a huge Gulf oil terminal.
The end of world dollar hegemony is coming, and hardly anyone in government is taking notice or even understanding what this means. Since the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, the dollar has been the only currency accepted throughout the world for settlement of international trade accounts among nations.
Kish, since you are wondering, is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf famed for its tourist and shopping attractions. It is becoming a serious rival to other nearby vacation hubs in Doha and Dubai.
While whispers of the current emerging market debt crisis, the result of the rapidly strengthening dollar, could be heard throughout the summer, virtually no one predicted the blow the dollar’s rise would deal to some other developed economies. But with the dollar reaching levels not seen in a generation, a battering is precisely what several are being unexpectedly dealt.
“Nobody f*cks with a Biden,” said the U.S. president, and the oil ministers of the member countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) replied, “Hold my beer.” OPEC+ then proceeded to approve production cuts of 2 million barrels per day, despite a full court press by the administration in the weeks leading up to the decision, and raised the price of oil for the U.S., lowered it for Europe, and left it unchanged for Asia. According to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, “the President is disappointed by the shortsighted decision by OPEC+ to cut production quotas” and “the Biden Administration will also consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities to reduce OPEC+’s control over energy prices,” neglecting to mention that Biden administration decisions to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and to stop issuing new oil and gas leases on public lands gave OPEC+ the upper hand.
Assault on crucial infrastructure in Europe have grown recently, and it now seems that these may be impacts of the conflict in Ukraine. Now, Russia foiled the attack on Turkstream pipeline and saboteurs were arrested.
The War of Economic Corridors has entered incandescent, uncharted territory: Pipeline Terror.
The CIA forewarned Germany of prospective assaults on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea weeks before Nord Stream 1 and 2 were struck. Furthermore, a former Pentagon advisor has said that the US likely attacked Nord Stream pipelines in order to isolate Germany.