“Everything Koch stood for was a lie”

October 4, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Ever since Greenpeace outed the Koch brothers as the largest financiers of climate change denial, the secretive brothers have started getting much more media attention. The fact that they are also major backers of the controversial Tea Party movement – with its loathing of environmental protection and dismissal of climate change – has added to … Read More

Bush’s Iranian legacy

July 2, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Poor old George. He doesn’t quite get it. He doesn’t quite understand that what he does with his right hand impacts what he does with his left. Take the thorny issue of Iran. There is increasing speculation that Bush wants one major shot at Iran before he leaves office. Writing in the New Yorker this … Read More

Iran Dumps the Dollar

April 30, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Iran, OPEC’s second-largest producer, has completely stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official has admitted. It is a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran’s nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq. Iran has dramatically reduced dependence on the dollar over the past … Read More

China Signs Oil Deal with Iranian Company

February 29, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

Even as the United Nations maneuvers toward a vote on expanded sanctions against Iran – which Beijing has reportedly approved – China’s main offshore oil and gas company is reported to have signed a $16 billion deal to develop an Iranian gas field. In doing so, China is maintaining its position that it does not … Read More