Will Chuck Hagel Be the Oil Producer’s Plant in Our Government?

From Huffington Post

By Raymond J. Learsy

Chuck Hagel needs be asked many questions but one overriding issue is Hagel’s relationship to the interests of the oil producers from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and on. Questions to the formation of oil prices, and the interests generally of the oil and gas industry whose history has proven all too often at variance with the American public’s interests.

The question is raised because Hagel is serving as a Board Member of one the oil industry’s most aggressively international oil companies, Chevron Petroleum. Chevron has deep ties to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with its fifty percent interest in the highly productive “partitioned zone,” with Chevron’s five-year technology collaboration agreement with Saudi Aramco, with oil production in Venezuela, etc.

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