As the Kurds have learned, oil can instantly heal longstanding rifts.
Northern Alaska is warming at twice the rate of the lower 48.
In this April 5, 2006 column, Kaul described one of the ways the government pads the oil industry's bottom line.
Washington's fuss over Iran has more to do with its natural gas and oil reserves than anything else.
Stop me before I make a killing again.
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.
Big Oil will do everything it can to overturn President Barack Obama's decision and build the Keystone XL pipeline.
With vast oil reserves but a deeply divided country, Libya is vulnerable to outside powers after Gaddafi's death.