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Kurt Cobb

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Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Kurt Cobb

Biography

Kurt Cobb is a freelance writer and author of the peak oil-themed thriller Prelude. He speaks and writes frequently on energy and the environment and is a columnist for the Paris-based science news site Scitizen (pronounced like “citizen”). His work has also been featured on Energy Bulletin, 321energy, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Oil Drum, EV World, and many other sites. Kurt is a founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas—USA and serves on the board of The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions which is focused on solutions for peak oil and climate change, primarily in the areas of food, transportation and housing.

Latest articles from Kurt

  • Do Saudi Arabia And Russia Really Want Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 02 May 2017 | viewed 20,034 times

    The jawboning of oil prices by the Saudi Arabian/Russian tag team should be wearing off after more than a year of actions that don't measure…

  • Saudi Arabia’s War On Shale Never Ended

    Published 13 March 2017 | viewed 20,978 times

    Last week, when Saudi Arabia let it leak that the kingdom has no intention of leading OPEC toward another cut in production to accommodate the…

  • Is The U.S. Becoming Overdependent On Natural Gas?

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 9,201 times

    The story sounds familiar. For decades, oil and natural gas drilling have been proceeding and creating prosperity for those involved. At some point, significant earthquakes…

  • Australia’s LNG Woes: A Glimpse Into The Future For The U.S.?

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 8,409 times

    Two times last winter, Australians living in the country's eastern region paid more than twice as much for natural gas as did Japanese customers taking…

  • The Larger Problems Behind The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 20,535 times

    While watching the recently released film "Deepwater Horizon" about the catastrophic well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that caused the largest oil spill in…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Fake Surrender: Why The Oil Price War Is Still On

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 51,828 times

    What do you do when everyone is bugging you to do something, but you don't want to do it? The simple answer is that you…

  • Is A Meaningful Rebound On The Horizon For U.S. Natural Gas?

    Published 15 August 2016 | viewed 17,008 times

    Cheniere Energy has long been my favorite contrarian indicator in the U.S. natural gas market. For those unfamiliar with the term, a contrarian indicator is…

  • The End Of A Trend: Oil Prices And Economic Growth

    Published 03 August 2016 | viewed 20,001 times

    It used to be that when it came to the world economy, oil prices and economic growth were more like distant cousins who disliked each…

  • Busting Media Myths On Peak Oil

    Published 23 July 2016 | viewed 18,713 times

    Almost synonymous with the term "peak oil" is M. King Hubbert, perhaps the foremost geophysicist of the 20th century, who first theorized about the eventual…

  • Are Energy Markets Responsible For The Brexit?

    Published 02 July 2016 | viewed 5,655 times

    The fretting in the financial markets after Great Britain's voters narrowly decided to leave the European Union (EU), a move dubbed Brexit, was less about…

  • How Far From An Electric World Are We?

    Published 13 June 2016 | viewed 7,857 times

    Recently, word leaked out that Norway may ban the sale of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles by 2025. The move toward electric vehicles is part of…

  • Does The U.S. Have A Plan For The Post-Oil Era?

    Published 25 May 2016 | viewed 9,602 times

    The world's largest exporter of crude oil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recently announced a plan for its post-oil future. If a country almost synonymous…

  • Why Energy Policy And Public Opinion Must Be Separated

    Published 01 April 2016 | viewed 3,882 times

    Famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith used to respond to questions about the direction of the economy and financial markets by saying: "I answer because I'm…

  • The $9.2 Billion Bet Against OPEC Dominance

    Published 08 March 2016 | viewed 11,816 times

    The $9.2 billion investors paid to snap up new equity offerings from U.S. oil companies in 2016 proves those investors are indeed ready for more…

  • How The Energy Crash Revealed A Weak Global Economy

    Published 27 January 2016 | viewed 5,040 times

    "Down" is such a downer word. That's why when prices fall for practically anything Wall Street wants to sell you, Wall Streeters talk about volatility…

  • The Condensate Con: How Real Is The Oil Glut?

    Published 18 January 2016 | viewed 20,859 times

    My favorite Texas oilman Jeffrey Brown is at it again. In a recent email he's pointing out to everyone who will listen that the supposed…

  • 5 Possible Surprises In Energy For 2016

    Published 28 December 2015 | viewed 13,522 times

    Many energy analysts like to make predictions at the end of the year for the coming year. Instead, I'll point to five possible surprises in…

  • One Underlying Catalyst Behind Syrian Conflict And Paris Attacks

    Published 18 November 2015 | viewed 12,182 times

    As the world mourns those who died in Paris last week in a killing spree for which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)…

  • Oil Industry Badly In Need Of A Major Breakthrough

    Published 22 October 2015 | viewed 6,482 times

    We all know Goldilocks from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in which the young maiden wanders into the home of the bears…

  • Buying Volatility: Good Or Bad Idea?

    Published 16 October 2015 | viewed 4,078 times

    Wall Street’s buying of options--options on stocks, on commodities, on currencies, on almost anything--has been seen as a sucker's bet (unless you are doing it…

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