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At Long Last, Iran's Oil Bourse Has Arrived!

Finally, an alternative to the petrodollar!
Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh said on Wednesday that the establishment of Oil Stock Exchange is in its final stage and the bourse will be launched in Iran in the next week.

He told reporters, upon arrival from Qatar where he attended the 10th General Assembly of International Energy Agency and consultations with OPEC member states, that registration of the Oil Stock Exchange is underway and the entity will operate after being approved by by Council of Stock Exchange.

He rejected a statement attributed to him saying that Oil Stock Exchange will bring to the ground the US economy and said, "I don't know who has speculated that I've not talked about US economy."
Note, he didn't say that it couldn't happen, merely that he didn't say that it would happen!
Asked about conference on energy in Doha, he said that more than 60 countries and 30 oil companies and consultants took part in the conference.

Vaziri Hamaneh said that serious discussions were held including security of supply and demand, security of investment in energy and environment issues.

"The best method for security of demand in the oil sector is that consumers should be given opportunity to enter into partnership with the suppliers in investment in oil industry."
This is tantamount to an endorsement of some form of nationalization as a prerequisite for consumers getting a fair shake.
He said that the conference called for diversifying energy resources and cooperation of the developed states with the countries possessing oil and gas resources.

Asked about the oil price rise, Vaziri-Hamaneh said that oil price is being influenced by political situation, whereas it should be freed from political impacts and economic and technical fundamentals should determine the oil prices.

"As long as political impacts dominate the oil market, price hike will continue," he concluded.
In other words, as long as oil prices are controlled by TRADERS we'll not only be subject to the ongoing conspiracies of BIG Oil, but we will be at the mercy of paranoid swings of the stock market, present and future.

Thank borkafatty for the scoop!


At Thursday, April 27, 2006, Blogger JasonSpalding said...

Have you ever looked at a map of gas prices in the United Stated based on county? Have you compared it to the results of a presidential election based on a precinct map?

At Thursday, April 27, 2006, Blogger borkafatty said...

you want nukes well here you go, and please I am far from Anti-Semetic so please save the racist shit for someone who cares!


At Thursday, April 27, 2006, Blogger Frederick said...

As long as it's patroleum based, they will always have us bent over a barrel...

At Thursday, April 27, 2006, Blogger Left of Center said...

Making hay. This train won't run forever. Empires last as long as there main resource is plentifull.


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