there are people who believe
that oil and gas prices have nothing
to do with politics; that Presidents
in powerful countries
do not influence oil prices
some people think it is
all due to greedy oil companies
quick review the Israeli Leviathan
Gas Field off the coast of Israel
the changing political influences
Israeli Leviathan Gas Field
quoting the start of the article
'While serving as vice
president under Barack Obama,
Joe Biden emerged as a vocal
supporter of the Eastern Mediterranean
gas pipeline that would connect Israel's
offshore gas reserves to Europe.
The long-planned project that would
run from Israeli waters through Cyprus
and Greece, then onwards into Europe,
had bipartisan support in the US.''
roll in 2020 with the backing
of former president Donald Trump's
administration; three countries
signed an agreement aiming
to complete the roughly $6 billion
pipeline by 2025; but President
shifty Joe Biden had a change of heart?
US officials informed Israel
and Greece that the US would
no longer support the project;
citing environmental concerns
over impacts at odds with Joe's
admin move dumping fossil fuels...
the Council on Foreign Relations
said it was "a bizarre thing"
for Biden's administration to tell
its allies that it no longer supported
the pipeline given the timing and optics...
a strange oil barrel policy reversal
government US admin had
repeatedly called for Europe
to wean itself off of Russian
natural gas amid a potential
Ukraine invasion had long sought
to pursue its broader interests
in the Middle East by promoting
energy co-operation between
its regional partners but Joe dealt
a wild joker political card
side bets off the table?
politics at play underhand?
'From on to off: why Biden went
cold on the Mediterranean gas
pipeline from Israel' decision bites
Russia invades Ukraine
war Ukraine goes hot very hot
Putin holds key bargain chip
on Russian natural gas
winter chock hold
Europe cold winter face
freezing can Bidden
hear cold winter curses?
Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)
Copyright © Terence George Craddock
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem