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Oil Isn’t What It Used to Be

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…

A Look at the Connection Between Oil Price Shocks and Recessions

A Look at the Connection Between Oil Price Shocks and Recessions

Mar 21, 2011 at 10:15 | Gail Tverberg

I want to bring to the attention of readers a recent paper by James Hamilton, called Historical Oil Shocks (also here as a National Bureau of Economic Research…

Peak Oil, Cheap Oil and Stagflation

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

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…

Move Aside Ethanol - Compressed Natural Gas is a Better Gasoline Replacement

Move Aside Ethanol - Compressed Natural Gas is a Better Gasoline Replacement

Mar 18, 2011 at 11:08 | Ed Dolan

Ethanol is finally getting the bad press (1) (2) it richly deserves. Cracks are even beginning to appear in its once-solid support on Capitol Hill. In April, the…

Long Term Prospects for Uranium Industry Still Strong

Long Term Prospects for Uranium Industry Still Strong

Mar 17, 2011 at 10:44 | Taras Berezowsky

Japan consumes about 8 to 12 percent of the world’s uranium supply, depending on which source you reference. Of course, nearly a dozen of the country’s 55 nuclear plants…

Reducing America’s Reliance on Foreign Oil

Reducing America’s Reliance on Foreign Oil

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:53 | Stuart Burns

The high price of oil won’t have passed you by if you’ve had to fuel your car or your home boiler recently, and the values of oil exporters’ currencies are…

High Commodity Prices and, in Particular, High Oil Prices are Deflationary

High Commodity Prices and, in Particular, High Oil Prices are Deflationary

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:48 | Kurt Cobb

As the European Central Bank (ECB) prepares to raise interest rates to prevent inflation, the bank cites rising commodity prices, particularly oil prices, as a sign of that inflation. What…

The Harsh Reality of Fail Safe Engineering

The Harsh Reality of Fail Safe Engineering

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:44 | Robert Rapier

As I have said many times, all of our energy options require trade-offs. I can’t think of any that don’t have some negative consequences and risks associated with their production…

Peak Oil Confronts Peak Idiocracy: What to Do?

Peak Oil Confronts Peak Idiocracy: What to Do?

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:21 | Al Fin

Political restrictions on international oil drilling by OPEC, Russia, and other national oil companies and dictatorships is driving international companies to drill in more extreme environments. Extreme offshore drilling is…

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