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Oil Will Run Out Before Replacements are Ready

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:31 | Brian Westenhaus

So says UC Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Debbie Niemeier in a forecast that published on Nov. 8 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Sound nuts? …

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Oil Demand in the West to Decline, According to the IEA

Nov 18, 2010 at 13:52 | The Oil Drum

For those addicted to more roads, airports and the sweet smell of gasoline, the IEA's 2010 World Energy Outlook includes some pretty sober reading. As they did in last year's…

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Why I Wrote Prelude, a Peak Oil Novel

Nov 16, 2010 at 08:10 | Kurt Cobb

Every culture lives by its narratives. And, these narratives come to us not just in the form of novels, plays, movies and television shows. They also come in the form…

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Regenerative Agriculture in a Peak Oil World

Nov 11, 2010 at 11:28 | Professor Chris Rhodes

In the face of peak oil and in order to curb carbon emissions, methods of farming that depend less on oil and natural gas, respectively to run machinery and to…

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Why the Age of Oil May Soon End Even Though It Has Only Just Begun

Nov 10, 2010 at 11:56 | Al Fin

Petroleum is thought to have originated mainly from the remains of sediments of photosynthetic organisms which sedimented from ancient seas, and were heated and compressed by geological processes. Assuming that…

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Proven Oil Reserves Will Continue to Increase With Time

Nov 02, 2010 at 13:17 | Al Fin

Proved oil reserves at the end of 2008 are estimated to have been 1258.0 thousand million (billion) barrels. That represented an increase of 17.7% over the 1997 figure of 1068.5…

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Is Peak Oil Slowly Fading into the Dawn?

Oct 27, 2010 at 10:43 | Al Fin

Peak oil has taken on the trappings of an apocalyptic religion recently. True believers tout "Hubbert Curves" and "Simmons Depletion Analyses" in circular jerkulars and echo choruses across the webosphere.…

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Oil and Empire: The Great Game of Geopolitics

Oct 22, 2010 at 10:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

The Great Game is afoot and no matter how we may disapprove of the Global Empire, we would be wise not to discount the cards it alone holds. Geopolitics is…

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The True Cost of Oil

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:28 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received some questions last week on my recent solar pieces as to whether I minded paying more money for “green” power. My answer is “hell no,” and I’ll tell…

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The Age of Easy Oil is Not Over

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:19 | Al Fin

The oil minister of Saudi Arabia says that the nation's oil fields still have plenty of cheap and easy crude yet to be pumped. Saudi Arabia's and the world's largest…

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