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The Failure of Networked Systems: The Repercussions of Systematic Risk

The Failure of Networked Systems: The Repercussions of Systematic Risk

May 16, 2011 at 07:48 | David Clarke

There are those among the Peak Oil community who suspect that we could be facing a failure of our interdependent society that may be sudden, profound, and complete. I have…

Diminishing Returns: Why Required Extraction Rates Are About To Surprise Us

Diminishing Returns: Why Required Extraction Rates Are About To Surprise Us

May 11, 2011 at 22:16 | David Clarke

Lately I have been grappling with a question: I keep hearing that once "non-conventional oil" is accounted for, we have trillions of barrels of oil. Counting coal-seam methane we have…

Study Reveals Fracking Does Contaminate Groundwater with Methane

Study Reveals Fracking Does Contaminate Groundwater with Methane

May 11, 2011 at 22:13 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A study has been undertaken by Duke University of methane levels in water from 68 private wells above the Marcellus and Utica shales in Pennsylvania and New York. The details…

The Search for Deep Oil and Gas

The Search for Deep Oil and Gas

May 09, 2011 at 07:37 | Brian Westenhaus

Geoffrey Styles, Managing Director of GSW Strategy Group, has came upon more information about the effort to look even deeper for hydrocarbons like natural gas and oil. A leader…

Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

Will Fukushima Trigger the Changes Japan Has Been Waiting For?

May 07, 2011 at 09:29 | Open Democracy

Fukushima is not Chernobyl, Prime Minister Naoto Kan insists. His government draws comfort from the fact that Fukushima emitted only a fraction of the radiation released at Chernobyl in 1986,…

A Look at the Serious Energy Shortages in India and Pakistan

A Look at the Serious Energy Shortages in India and Pakistan

May 06, 2011 at 07:42 | Dave Summers

The recent publication of the EIA review of Shale Gas has caught the world’s attention, and led to the perception that the coming decades may well see natural gas become…

Crude Oil Traders Coming Under Government Scrutiny

Crude Oil Traders Coming Under Government Scrutiny

May 05, 2011 at 09:31 | Economywatch

Betting on the future generally receives the stamp of immorality when elected officials and consumers come out on the losing end. President Barack Obama and the European Union both recently…

Methane to Methanol to Gasoline for $2.85 a Gallon

Methane to Methanol to Gasoline for $2.85 a Gallon

May 05, 2011 at 09:19 | Al Fin

Methane to methanol to gasoline for $2.85 a gallon, including a healthy $1.45 margin? That is what is being claimed for a combined "Gigamethanol" and MTG (methanol to gasoline) plant…

A Sensible Look at the Food vs Fuel Argument

A Sensible Look at the Food vs Fuel Argument

May 04, 2011 at 08:42 | Brian Westenhaus

Mary Kissel writing in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) looks into what C. Larry Pope, the chief executive of Smithfield Foods, Inc. is saying about the price of food…

Getting Even With Big Oil: Taking on ExxonMobil

Getting Even With Big Oil: Taking on ExxonMobil

May 03, 2011 at 09:33 | Robert Rapier

It is no secret that consumers are suffering from very high gasoline prices. And as a result of these high prices, ExxonMobil just reported a first-quarter profit of $10.7…

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