As the government continues to redistribute the middle class into a new world order, this does not mean that the looters in charge are not going to rape the country’s resources prior to the impending economic collapse. This “China Deal” seems like a page right out of Atlas Shrugged. With the collapse of the Keystone Pipeline and the shutdown of the Gulf of Mexico to US markets, the ever increasing cost of gasoline will not be subsiding anytime soon. I wonder where we would be if the North Dakota shale oil boom (again right out of Atlas Shrugged) was not supplying some of our energy requirements?
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Treasury Department for records pertaining to the department’s decision to grant a Chinese government-backed company access to oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico, a move that will benefit Obama donors.
The Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) reached a “definitive agreement” with Nexen, Inc., a Canadian energy company, announced on July 23, 2012, to buy all of the company’s outstanding public shares. Nexen has holdings in the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, giving the Chinese government access to millions of barrels of Keystone XL and Gulf reserve oil.
Nexen’s holdings in the Gulf, coupled with the Chinese government’s ownership of CNOOC, meant the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States had to approve the takeover, which it did on Feb. 12.
The secretaries of several major executive departments—including treasury, state, defense, and homeland security—sit on the committee.
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information on the deal in November, but the Treasury Department did not reply within the mandatory 20 days. Judicial Watch then filed suit on Feb. 14 to get access to the documents.