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Energy / Crude Oil

UK Government Predicting Peak Oil Within 5 Years

May 23, 2011 at 22:05 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The UK Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, has committed to establish an "Oil Shock Response Plan" to cope with some of the consequences of peak oil (

Sunday Oil Market Roundup

May 22, 2011 at 10:32 | Dave Cohen

The Nymex oil price has calmed down a bit in the last week, and now stands at $100.10/barrel.  Mysteriously, that's about 3 bucks higher than it was 2 weeks ago.…

The Bear Case for Oil

May 21, 2011 at 11:14 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Let’s do some out of the box thinking here. Let’s say that the global economy is really slowing down. The demand for oil will fall. Let’s say that China continues…

Enhancing Oil Recovery: A Look at Stripper Wells

May 20, 2011 at 09:22 | Dave Summers

The Total (oil company) discussion on Enhanced Oil Recovery has an illustrative graph to explain why there is a growing need to get as much of the oil in a…

What is Oil Really Worth?

May 09, 2011 at 07:49 | Robert Rapier

The reason that oil company profits are so volatile is that sometimes the price of oil becomes pretty disconnected from the cost to produce it and convert it into finished…

World Oil Forecasts and Hubbert’s Peak

May 04, 2011 at 08:46 | Gail Tverberg

Recently when I was reading some of the papers M. King Hubbert wrote, one thing struck me was the context in which he made his forecast regarding how world oil…

It's Time for Obama to Spook the Oil Markets

May 04, 2011 at 08:40 | Llewellyn King

The fate of the Obama presidency hangs not on a birth certificate or the red ink on the federal budget but by the hose nozzle of your local gas station.…

Peak Oil Update - April 2011

Apr 25, 2011 at 09:40 | Gail Tverberg

The US Energy Information Administration’s January oil production figures are out, and they show record oil production. Where are we headed from here? While production for January is up a…

Saudi Arabia Has Not Made up for the Drop in Libyan Oil Production

Apr 18, 2011 at 10:41 | The Oil Drum

The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report and IEA Oil Market Report both came out on Tuesday last week and allowed us to see how events in the Middle…

Israel May Hold the World’s Third Largest Reserve of Shale Oil

Apr 15, 2011 at 09:02 | David Caploe PhD

Last summer huge deposits of natural gas were found along Israel's northern coastline. As with almost everything having to do with that controversial country, both Israelis and others found this…

Saudi Arabia Oil Exports to Decrease Due to Increased Domastic Demand

Apr 14, 2011 at 08:55 | The Oil Drum

Oil importing nations have long treated Saudi Arabia as an infinitely deep well of crude oil supplies. In 2005, Matt Simmon’s book Twilight in the Desert did much to call…

Oil Production Figures in Areas of Unrest (Middle East & North Africa)

Apr 14, 2011 at 08:06 | Dave Summers

The popular protests among the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are continuing to roil, and so, rather than the review of the countries that I have…

HSBC Report Warns we Only Have 50 Years of Oil Left

Apr 08, 2011 at 08:57 | Economywatch

The world may have no more than half a century of oil left at current rates of consumption, while surging demand from emerging markets threatens to create “very significant price…

Oil Supply Crisis From War in Libya? Free Trade Begs to Differ

Apr 06, 2011 at 07:26 | Dian L. Chu

The recent news from Libya suggests that a transitional government is already being put in place as BBC reports that Libya's opposition groups is set to export first oil shipment,…

Peak Oil and Depopulation

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:14 | Gail Tverberg

The growth of the human population cannot continue forever—there is a limit to our numbers, even if we cannot specify what that limit might be.  There is also a limit…

Libya: But What About The Oil?

Mar 23, 2011 at 14:24 | Ferdinand E. Banks

As I pen these few humble words, Swedish combat aircraft are being tuned up for the long flight from Sweden to somewhere in the Mediterranean. There is no  shortage of…

OPEC: Beginning of The End?

Mar 23, 2011 at 06:44 | Dian L. Chu

The recent uprising in North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) region, which culminated in an UN sanctioned military acton against Libya, suggests that the eventual break-up of the 'Organization…

Oil Isn’t What It Used to Be

Mar 23, 2011 at 06:26 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Virtually every analyst has been puzzled by the seeming immunity of stock markets to soaring oil prices this year. In fact, stocks and crude have been tracking almost one to…

Peak Oil, Cheap Oil and Stagflation

Mar 21, 2011 at 10:00 | Business Insider

America is addicted to oil. We deem it a constitutional right to drive Hummers and have $4 a gallon gasoline. But there is an Achille’s heel to our lifestyle—oil is…

Scientists Develop More Efficient Way to Extract Oil from Oil Sands

Mar 21, 2011 at 09:55 | Al Fin

Oil sands represent approximately two-thirds of the world’s estimated oil reserves. Canada is the world’s major producer of unconventional petroleum from sands, and the U.S. imports more than one million…

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