Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
The Aurora Australis is observed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm on May 29, 2010 (AFP Photo)

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..
(Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 27-28 February, 2014)

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.
Still from timelapse film by Schylgefilm (Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 17 Mar 2015)

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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Iraq 'blames Shell' for $4.6 bn lost income

Google – AFP, Prashant Rao (AFP), 26 August 2013

Metal pipes are seen as the land is cleared from ordnance and mines
in Majnoon oil field, on February 7, 2012 (AFP/File, Ali al-Saadi)

BAGHDAD — Iraq's oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6 billion in lost revenue due to production delays, in a letter seen by AFP Monday.

The document, dated July 21, 2013, sharply criticises the foreign energy firm for shortfalls in oil extraction at the giant Majnoon field in south Iraq, and comes as oil exports have fallen to their lowest level in 16 months even as Baghdad has looked to cement its role as a key global energy producer.

It indicates growing frustration within the government over oil exports, which account for the lion's share of state revenues -- a dispute with the northern Kurdish region has suspended expected sales from there, and sales via a pipeline through to Turkey have markedly dipped compared to previous years.

Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani,
 pictured during a press conference in
 Baghdad, on January 17, 2010 (AFP/File,
Ahmad al-Rubaye)
Two separate sources with knowledge of the letter's contents confirmed its authenticity to AFP, but declined to be identified discussing the matter.

The letter was addressed to Shell's Iraq Vice President Hans Nijkamp and bore the letterhead of the oil ministry's Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD).

According to parts of the letter seen by AFP, it stated that "production from Majnoon Oilfield ... has been stopped for an unacceptably long time" and added that "aggregated losses of production" at Majnoon amounted to 44 million barrels of oil.

"As a result, Iraq has suffered heavy direct losses, which we have determined conservatively at more than (4.6) billion US dollars," the letter, which was written in English, read.

"Of course, Iraq continues to suffer losses each day as a result of Shell's failure to perform its contractual obligations."

It said that "the field has been shut down and the production stopped since 1st July 2012 based upon Shell's request to perform the rehabilitation of the existing surface facilities."

"This rehabilitation was to have been completed in four to six months with production resuming no later than 1st January 2013."

It continued: "So far, Shell has neither resumed the previous production ... nor achieved the First Commercial Production."

The ministry also alleged that the company has "not taken any serious measures to handle the associated gas produced from the field."

"The flaring of this gas has had a negative impact on Iraq both economically (i.e. revenue losses) and on the environment as well as it's in violation with the Iraqi laws."

A consortium of Shell and Malaysia's Petronas signed a contract with Baghdad in January 2010 to develop Majnoon, a giant oil field in southern Iraq.

Shell holds a 45-percent stake in the project, while Petronas has 30 percent, with the remainder held by a state-owned Iraqi firm.

The contract for Majnoon, which has proven reserves of 12.58 billion barrels of oil, was awarded to the consortium in a public auction in December 2009.

It was originally set to produce 1.8 million barrels of oil per day within six years of the contract having been signed, but the government has in recent months sought to reduce peak production targets at several fields, including Majnoon, in order to prolong high levels of output.

Spokespeople for Shell and Iraq's oil ministry declined to comment on the letter. Abdul Mehdi al-Amidi, head of the PCLD, also did not respond to requests for comment.

In a statement e-mailed to AFP, however, Shell spokesman Diego Perez said: "We can confirm than when we started opening the brownfield facilities for inspections and repair towards the end of last year, our technical assessment indicated the need for major additional work."

"The safety of our people and assets remain ... our top priority in Iraq, so we have been working in getting the facilities back to an acceptable condition and ensure a safe and reliable operation."

"Drilling operations to restart new production in Majnoon have successfully concluded and we expect to open the wells in the near future, followed by a short period to test and fill in the system".

Perez said the company was targeting production of 175,000 bpd "between now and the end of the year."

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