The Oil “Price” Is A Key Political Tool

Times are tight enough … aaaand then fuel prices start to rise, further harming your pocket book, imminent travel plans, any sense of remaining monthly savings, and your general outlook for the future.  Sound familiar?  We’re in the thick of it yet again, just like a decade ago.  And yet the trend of rising oil & gas prices – just before or during an economic recession, or worse – is neither coincidental, nor should be limited to our wider experiences from the crises of 2008.  You see, the oil price is an economically & thus politically expedient tool, designed via financial opacity at the highest levels of global finance, for enriching the world’s largest financial institutions, for underwriting experimental international stimulus measures to stave off deflationary depressions (or at least try to…), and for inevitably consolidating assets across continents while managing the perceptions of whole populations.  Engineering collective perceptions whether for pouring the masses of certain sanctioned nations into the streets shouting for “¡Revolución!”, or for shifting consumer habits toward electric vehicles, or certainly for finding acutely convenient blame for why an economic recession should all of a sudden start in an economy that ‘otherwise seems just fine’…. [tongue firmly in cheek]

In this 21st episode of Money & Fear, and in the show’s detailed Show Notes as always listed under the videos on our website, we’ll touch base on what that oil price even IS, why it does what it does, and according to whom or what. We’ll weigh some monetary & political history, naturally, as well as the machinations of financial innovations involving leverage which allow for surreptitious interventions by very big players into agreed upon oil prices, monetarily related gold prices, and what might be expected to come from here onward.

Hints: Shelve pure reliance upon your theoretical understanding of “supply & demand” economics, let alone the prescribed differences between “public” & “private” financial entities. Consider feature films like Syriana more here as documentaries rather than as produced dramas. And seriously weigh suspending ‘formal’ bank guidance on the oil sector, which then gets parroted by the mainstream corporate financial press, in favor of thinking outside the box a bit.

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Show Notes

Saudi Arabia’s $100 Oil Dilemma

Key facts about the great oil crash of 2014

Why did oil prices drop so much in 2014?

Oil hits record above $147

WTI Crude Oil Prices - 10 Year Daily Chart

Crude Oil Prices - 70 Year Historical Chart

Banking Cartel That Steers Oil Market

Oil prices fall, Brent set for sixth week of gains

Bank of America Predicts Oil to Hit $100 per Barrel in 2019

The Babe’s Called Shot

Higher Oil Prices Look Likely

Short-Term Oil Glut Softens Iran Sanctions Impact -- For Now

Chase Agrees to Buy J.P. Morgan In Stock Deal Valued at $38.58 Billion

Rigging The Oil Market: ‘Perhaps 60% of Today’s Oil Price is Pure Speculation’

Morgan Stanley Shops Oil-Storage Unit Again

Did Speculation Fuel Oil Price Swings?

Energy pricing: the market is manipulation

The Oil Con

US bank derivatives books larger since rescue of Bear Stearns

Who Really Moves The Price of Oil? Saudi Arabia, IEA or The "Hidden-Hand"?

France's Total to quit Iran gas project if no sanctions waiver

Upstream Oil Investments Bounce Back

Were Oil Prices Manipulated by Enron-Style Scheme?

Arnold 'Enron' Schwarzenegger: Some Eye-Opening Facts

Tapes reveal Enron's secret role in California's power blackouts

Is Arnold the Running Man?

Buffett dreams up his 'global vision'

What is the Relationship Between Gold and Oil Prices?

Saudi Oil Minister Says Aramco IPO Is `Most Likely' in 2019

Oil will skyrocket to $100 a barrel if Saudi Arabia gets its way

Banks expected to share tiny proportion of mammoth Saudi Aramco IPO

Goldman Sachs And Citi To Lead Saudi Aramco IPO

Central Banks Care about the Gold Price – Enough to Manipulate it!

GATA: Central banks are manipulating gold prices

GATA Central Banks Are Manipulating the Gold Price

Meet the American Banker Who Helped Hitler Loot Jewish Gold—While Spying for the OSS

Gold Manipulation – A Comprehensive Guide By James Rickards

Gold vs « Black Gold »

Did The Price Of Oil Help Cause The Financial Crisis Of 2008? Will Surging Oil Prices Soon Spark Another Financial Crisis?

Oil Prices and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Markets? Simple: to undermine Tehran.

Saudi Arabia’s oil war against Iran and Russia

Rigged, manipulated and opaque: the $3 trillion oil market needs reform

Who Owns Reserve Banks?

Managing High Oil Prices and Recycling Petrodollars

List of banks acquired or bankrupted during the Great Recession

Oil for $300. Is It Possible?

The 1970s All Over Again? Part 1: The Middle East Explodes

Iran and Russia Discuss Transacting in Crypto to Avoid International Sanctions.

Oil prices fall, Brent set for sixth week of gains

Oil Price Is Going To Keep Rising And Inflation Is Coming

Oil to Soar to $100, US-China Trade War Nears: What's Behind Trump's Policy?

Israel Strikes Meant to Thwart Iran’s Influence in Syria

How Crude Oil Traders Manipulate the Market

How oil, gold and stock market prices are correlated?

Look How the Big Banks are Manipulating Oil Prices Now

How the United States manipulates global oil prices

Did Goldman Goose Oil?

Chris Cook: The Ghost of Enron Past Explains Oil Market Manipulation


The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins

The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony: Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets by David Spiro

The New Case for Gold by James Rickards

The Oil Road: Journeys From The Caspian Sea To The City Of London by James Marriott & Mika Minio-Paluello

Oil: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

Energy: The Master Resource by Robert Bradley & Richard Fulmer

Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar by William Clark

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

*For additional footnotes and links refer to the Newsbud article link above

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  1. Jeff Martin says:

    Let me get this straight. The banks need the price of oil high to keep their criminal enterprise afloat. They lend ‘money’ created from nothing and they still can’t keep from going bust from record high interest and record low savings rate. They manipulate the price of gold and silver much lower than it should be to buy it back to replace the metals they rehypothicated (stole). They manipulate the Libor to keep interest rates high.

    Question: Is it done for greed or incompetence? Or both? The common people get screwed at every turn. I, for one, am getting tired of it.

    • Pye Ian says:

      Greed, yet not the ‘retail’ kind the masses are told about. I.E. There are deeper (esoterically), much longer term global goals at work. Hence, massive multinational banks do not ‘fail’ by ‘accident’, but by design (‘creative destruction’ via ‘controlled demolition’). Hence the 2008 Financial Crisis wasn’t accidental, either. Nor, certainly, was the opaquely designed (NSA, et al) & introduced Bitcoin merely coincidental with said crisis…

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