Dude, for a respected foe I thought you wouldnt take such a cheapshot.
Do you like dog and pony shows?
Only a simpleton would expect Iraq to give away its prized oilfields to America and the UK in a mass public showing that was full of other
How on earth could the US Big OIL CEO's sit in this room hearing their companies winning field after field.. it would cause outrage, and they wouldnt
be able to wash the blood from their greedy smiles.
Notice how if you google Iraq oil field contracts this story seems to be dominating? Its like google search results are rigged to show the same
See, America won its oil contracts outside of this no bid bullplop.
The American energy giant ExxonMobil today won the right to develop one of the world's most prized untapped oil reserves, in a $50bn (£30bn)
deal that will entrench the company as one of the largest players in postwar Iraq.
Exxon was awarded a contract to extract oil from the West Qurna reservoir near Basra in Iraq's south during an extended tender process that has seen
the Iraqi government partner foreign firms in a bid to get its reserves of oil out of the ground as cheaply and quickly as possible.
Where does West Qurna fit on the scheme of things?
Oh yeah, equal second.
But, thats ok, we'll forget that one for the sake of a biased argument. So lets look at YOUR article
BAGHDAD -- A consortium including Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Malaysia's Petronas was awarded a contract to redevelop Iraq's Majnoon oil field,
Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said Friday.
Majnoon is one of the largest oil fields in the world and although the companies' fee for raising output is slim, it represents an important foothold
in a country that potentially has massive untapped oil resources, said ING analyst Jason Kenney.
Royal Dutch Shell, is just as American and British as The Knicks and Manchester United.
Shell is incorporated in the United Kingdom with its corporate headquarters in The Hague, its tax residence is in Netherlands, and its primary
listings on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam (only "A" shares are part of the AEX index).
Shell operates in over 140 countries. In the United States, the Shell Oil Company subsidiary, headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of its largest
After a bidding war among 44 oil companies, Shell of the United Kingdom and Petronas of Malaysia have jointly won the right to 10 oil fields
in Iraq, in the second such auction since the 2003 invasion. —JCL
Atleast the article above shows the truth '' Shell of the United Kingdom ''
But thats ok, Thats only 2 of the top 4 Oil fields. Surely someone OTHER than a US/UK company got a good one right? WRONG!
Rumaila, Iraq's second- biggest oil field and one that BP discovered in 1953, was the first of the country's eight fields to be auctioned on
Tuesday. The auction marks the first time that foreigners have been offered access to Iraq's oil since nationalisation more than 30 years ago
BP was up against ExxonMobil
Exxon balked, but BP did not.
Holy crap dude, do you know now whats happening? your starting to look like one of the people who fell for this dog and pony show.
Understandable though, I mean, its the US government and UK government, you dont invade a nation and do something as stupid as openly parade the
raping of their resources.
So, Ok, lets look and see what oilfields were won by foreign 'anti-war' countries.
Sorry dude, but you fell for the crap!
Contracts Awarded to Russian, Norwegian Firms on Last Day of Iraq Oil Auction
'' Lets just forget about ALL THE OTHER OILFIELD CONTRACTS ''
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