Why It’s Hard to Crack Down on ISIS-Controlled Oil

Is it feasible to go after oil on the market that came from ISIS?

By Rhonda FanningDecember 1, 2015 10:44 am| ,

After the terror attacks in Paris, there has been a global conversation about how to best combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

One potential solution? Go after a major source of cash flow – oil.

Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, says it’s a complex idea and it’s not obvious how to go about this.

What you will hear in this segment:

– How significant of a role oil plays in funding ISIS

– Out of all the things we could attack, training camps or arms trafficking routes, why attack oil?

– How U.S. military strikes could affect the global oil economy and the Texas oil economy