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.
Led by Valero Energy Corp., at least 16 huge refiners are trying to poke a lucrative loophole into Texas tax laws.
Instead of working for the American people, many lawmakers are shilling for Big Oil.
When there's no oil, there's no intervention.
Although every major oil company operating in deep water around the world had guaranteed that it could handle a blowout, not a single one knew what to do.
The specter of American intervention adds to Yemen's considerable woes.