The Baltic Course  

Oil in fire
In the XX century, oil, or black gold, actively began to add oils to fire in the struggle for authority in the Middle East region, strongly having secured a label for itself of : "Oil - the blood of war"  

Who stands to gain from an economic blockade?
Ignoring Ventspils will not only harm the transit business in Latvia, but could also cause Russia over a billion dollars in federal budget losses for 2003.