Tag Archives: FOUR HORSEMEN

The Bilderbergers

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The Bilderbergers are a powerful group of European royalty, international bankers and industrialists.  They have no official name but are associated with their first publicly discovered meeting in 1954 at Oosterbeek, Holland’s Bilderberg Hotel.  Dutch Prince Bernhard founded the Bilderbergers with encouragement from the Rothschilds. [301] Continue reading

Putting The Eggs In One Basket

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The latest wave of mergers in the oil industry began in the early 1960’s.  Eight of the top twenty-five oil companies in 1960 had merged by 1970. Exxon bought Monterey Oil and Honolulu Oil.  Chevron scooped up Standard Oil of KY.  Atlantic Oil merged with Richfield Refining to form ARCO, then gobbled up Sinclair.  Marathon Oil bought Plymouth Refining. Continue reading

The Octopus Requires Energy

2012-7-2-sky-shots-4(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

There is a direct correlation between downstream investment and concentration of economic power in the oil patch.  The two most vertically integrated companies are RD/Shell and Exxon Mobil.  These behemoths have also led the charge towards horizontal integration within the energy industry, investing heavily in natural gas, coal and uranium resources. Continue reading

Big Fish Swimming Downstream

2014-8-29-columbia_jefferson-city-18(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

John D. Rockefeller himself did not control crude reserves.  Instead he invested heavily in refining and cut deals with the Morgan-controlled railroads to cut his shipping costs.  Texas wildcatters had to pay much more to ship their oil. They possessed neither the esoteric knowledge of refining crude, nor the capital to build expensive refineries.  All their money was tied up in drilling rigs, which were not cheap either.  By 1895 Standard Oil controlled 95% of both shipping and refining of US oil. [274] Continue reading

Four Horsemen At Play

2011-7-18-hill-city-sd-2(Excerpted from Chapter 7: The Four Horsemen: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The first known attempt by the oil trust to stifle competition came in 1928 when Sir John Cadman of BP, Sir Henry Deterding of RD/Shell, Walter Teagle of Exxon and William Mellon of Gulf met at Cadman’s castle near Achnacarry, Scotland. Continue reading

Oil & International Banksters

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By 1974 one-third of the new $60 billion pool of OPEC windfall petrodollars flowed into the largest US banks.  In 1975 the late-Senator Frank Church (D-ID) tried to obtain exact figures on this petrodollar recycling process through his Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations. Continue reading

Camp Saudi

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Kori Bustards are the world’s heaviest flying birds, but spend most of their time walking in search of a meal. We felt lucky to have spotted this one in the tall grass.

(Excerpted from Chapter 3: The House of Saud & JP Morgan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1972, with the Vietnam War winding down, President Nixon unveiled his Guam Doctrine. Continue reading