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Energy / Crude Oil

A Look at the Peak Oil Belief – Is the End Really Near

A Look at the Peak Oil Belief – Is the End Really Near

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:07 | Al Fin

Until we explore the entire planet as carefully as we did Oklahoma and Texas, our assessment of global oil reserves will have plenty of room for surprises. _Vaclav Smil Deeply…

Leaked German Military Study Warns of Peak Oil Crisis

Leaked German Military Study Warns of Peak Oil Crisis

Sep 03, 2010 at 11:33 | Robert Rapier

This week a study on peak oil by a German military think tank was leaked on the Internet. The document shows that the German government is closely studying the issue…

A Boom in Oil Drilling Thanks To Natural Gas

A Boom in Oil Drilling Thanks To Natural Gas

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:31 | Brian Westenhaus

The horizontal drilling and fracturing techniques that press’s favorite devil Halliburton pioneered to trigger the natural gas boom are the same technologies spurring a Canadian and U.S. oil drilling boom.…

Some Aspects of Iraq and Oil

Some Aspects of Iraq and Oil

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:33 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Recently the Swedish Oil and Gas Network  graciously invited me to attend one of their seminars, and perhaps share with guests from abroad some of my thoughts on Iraqi oil,…

Why We Need Six New Saudi Arabias

Why We Need Six New Saudi Arabias

Aug 20, 2010 at 09:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I recently spent an evening with Ambassador Richard Jones, the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Paris, who had some eye opening things to say about the…

They Died Before the Oil Ran Out

They Died Before the Oil Ran Out

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:20 | Llewellyn King

There is an open secret in the oil industry that dare not speak its name: peak oil. Well, two did speak its name and gained no acclaim for it. One,…

Only a Small Fraction of Earth’s Oil has Been Found

Only a Small Fraction of Earth’s Oil has Been Found

Aug 07, 2010 at 08:56 | Al Fin

Scientists have known for quite a while that most of Earth's oil came from vast numbers of oceanic microscopic organisms -- rather than from dead dinosaurs. From diatoms to micro-algae…

Huge Jump in US Crude Oil Imports

Huge Jump in US Crude Oil Imports

Aug 04, 2010 at 09:26 | Dave Forest

U.S. crude oil imports. Huge jump in the week ended July 23, with total imports up to 11.15 million barrels daily. This is the highest weekly level of oil imports…

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Jul 27, 2010 at 15:00 | Robert Rapier

I am going to address a touchy subject in this essay, but I simply can’t ignore it any longer. I have noticed that a lot of people are finding my…

Rising Demand in OPEC Countries Causes Oil Importers Concern

Rising Demand in OPEC Countries Causes Oil Importers Concern

Jul 19, 2010 at 07:19 | The Oil Drum

OPEC tells us it has lots of spare capacity, but how much should we believe them? Even when prices were much higher than they are now, back in 2008, they…

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