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Bringing Transparency To China's Opaque Oil Market

Bringing Transparency To China's Opaque Oil Market

Technological developments are improving market…

Energy / Crude Oil

Peak Oil Update - April 2011

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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?

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?

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…

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