BP, Shell and Exxon have poured nearly $100 billion into Russian fossil fuel projects since its 2014 invasion of Crimea.
On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Doha Forum in Qatar, asking oil- and gas-producing countries to up their output to reduce reliance on Russian imports. This comes as new data reveal Western oil giants including BP, Shell and Exxon have poured nearly $100 billion into Russian fossil fuel projects since its 2014 invasion of Crimea. The analysis was released by Global Witness, Greenpeace USA and Oil Change International.source
Bear in mind that fucking Charles Koch (still open for business in Russia, one of thirty transactional US corporations ignoring the boycott, the profit motive never sleeps!) was the heir to a fossil fuel-based fortune created by his Nazi admiring father. Fred Koch, a man without love, instilled the spirit of war in his sons David and Charles, along with a tireless work ethic. He was a founder of the John Birch Society (direct fringe forerunner of the modern Q-tainted GOP) and an engineer who invented a technology that enabled him to use the dirtiest (and cheapest) crude oil to make top shelf fuel oil for even greater profit. His method polluted much more than others, because the crude he started with was filthy. That’s why you have to dismantle to Administrative State, they’re going to try to coerce you, take your liberty, tell you how much poison you can pump into the air in the bare knuckled fight for ever more personal billions.
Our oligarchs working with Russian oligarchs? What a surprise! Not much reporting on this story, as BP, Exxon and their fellow toxic polluters make record profits during a “supply chain crisis” as gas prices soar worldwide, because… Biden. What next, tax these “persons”?
How we came to this sorry situation here in the US, where absolute bullshit flies and is accepted by millions as truth, is laid out beautifully in a history of the fossil fuel industries cutting edge innovations in public relations, going back a hundred years. The entire season three of Drilled, tracing the development of the influential PR juggernaut, is worth listening to, but check out this fantastic summary of how the fossil fuel industry won the war against “climate change alarmists”. An amazing bit of history and reporting by Amy Westervelt. Here’s her description of the series: A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt. It’s all in the public relations, baby.
If you have any doubts about the power of an endlessly repeated narrative, no matter how little sense it makes, ask the tens of millions of Americans who sincerely believe that the 2020 election was stolen from Christ’s chosen protector of children from blood drinking pedophile socialist fascists.