return of the kingAn important backlash is coming to the perverse USFed monetary policy.   An urgent call for global action has been seen in the G-20 and BRICS nations.
The Iran sanction workarounds are to serve as the prototype for gold trade settlement.
Shanghai will set the oil price in Yuan terms.  China will insist on making oil payments in their own Yuan currency.
Russia will service the oil demands to Europe and Asia
The Saudis will comply with Yuan payments and any other major currency in payment.
OPEC will fade while the NatGasCoop will rise under Gazprom leadership
Europe is caught in the middle, but will eventually turn to Yuan and Ruble payments for oil shipments.
The death of the Petro-Dollar is in progress.  Shock waves will force a new Split Scheiss Dollar.

The birth of the Eurasian Trade Zone is nigh.
The Gold Standard will return, not in bank transfer platforms or currency trading platforms, but in peer-to-peer transactions made in settlement. The world demands a new payment system, an alternative to the deeply flawed USD-centric current system. Even effective viable barter systems are to emerge. It is coming. It will shake the world.

jim willieSyria is about the last gasp for the Petro-Dollar, the emergence of energy pipeline geopolitics, the rise of the NatGas Co-op, the new dominance of Russian Gazprom, the eclipse of OPEC, the fall of the house of Saud, and a grand adjustment process in global commerce and banking.

The NatGas Co-op eclipses OPEC and ushers in a new era.

platinumRussia and South Africa, which together control about 80% of the world’s reserves of platinum group metals, plan to create a trading bloc similar to OPEC to control the flow of exports according to Bloomberg.

“Our goal is to coordinate our actions accordingly to expand the markets for realization of these metals,” Russian Natural Resources Minister Sergey Donskoy said yesterday in an interview at a summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa in Durban. “The price depends on the structure of the market, and we will form the structure of the market.”

South Africa mines about 70 percent of the world’s platinum, while Russia leads in palladium, a platinum group metal used in autocatalysts, with about 40% of output, according to a 2012 report by Johnson Matthey Plc.

By SD Contributor SRSrocco:

When there was extreme volatility due to the huge inflation in the 1980’s, Middle East Oil Production fell off a cliff.  However, you will notice that during all the BIG DIPS in oil production, the Middle East Consumption of Oil (RED), did not MISS A LICK… did it?  Even though the rest of the world cut back on oil use, the Middle East did not.

Saudi Arabia is the 6th LARGEST OIL CONSUMER ON THE PLANET NOW!
All oil producers PEAK… just like Indonesia… who used to be a apart of OPEC.

THE FOLLOWING CHART SAYS IT ALL…