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Despite Huge Resources Only a Small Amount of Oil is Recoverable

Despite Huge Resources Only a Small Amount of Oil is Recoverable

Mar 02, 2011 at 10:11 | Gail Tverberg

The world holds a huge amount of oil resources. Besides liquid oil, there is very heavy oil in various forms. There is also liquid oil trapped in oil shale, oil…

At Least One Eurozone Country Will Default if Brent Crude Rises to $150 a Barrel

At Least One Eurozone Country Will Default if Brent Crude Rises to $150 a Barrel

Mar 02, 2011 at 10:06 | Business Insider

If the price of Brent crude oil surges to $150 a barrel, one eurozone country will default and the whole region will fall into recession, according to Marie Diron of…

Chesapeake Selling off Shale Gas Assets: What Happened to Cheap and Abundant Gas?

Chesapeake Selling off Shale Gas Assets: What Happened to Cheap and Abundant Gas?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:22 | Kurt Cobb

Only two years ago Chesapeake Energy Corp. president Aubrey McClendon was telling us about the limitless future of natural gas in North America. It was going to free us from…

$100 Oil and the Economy – Is the Worst Behind Us?

$100 Oil and the Economy – Is the Worst Behind Us?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:17 | Cumberland Advisors

Some folks look at the $100 oil price and conclude that it has stabilized and that everything will be OK.  They argue one can now sell the oil stocks and…

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

Mar 02, 2011 at 07:56 | The Oil Drum

Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal is “embodied” in every product we consume, from food to…

Oil Supply Disruptions in The Middle East Now Becoming Evident

Oil Supply Disruptions in The Middle East Now Becoming Evident

Mar 01, 2011 at 08:09 | The Oil Drum

The impacts of the disruptions in the Middle East are now starting to become evident as supplies no longer flow into the delivery pipelines that carry fuel from countries such…

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:56 | Robert Rapier

Over the last century, U.S. politicians have formulated policies favoring monopolies and their affiliates and friends, while picking winners and losers, often favoring higher-cost technologies, causing consumer and taxpayer rip-offs,…

High Oil Prices and Recessions

High Oil Prices and Recessions

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:53 | Gail Tverberg

The idea that high oil prices cause recessions shouldn’t be any surprise those who have been following my writings, or those of Dave Murphy, or those of Jeff Rubin. Yesterday,…

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Al Fin

Whenever the price of oil diverges from the price of natural gas, opportunities for profit emerge. With the price of natural gas remaining below $4 even as NYMEX crude is…

How Would the Economy be Affected by $100 Oil?

How Would the Economy be Affected by $100 Oil?

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:41 | Business Insider

Oil has crossed the $100 threshold a couple times in the last day or so, but there’s still a lot of confusion over what that means. To be sure, predicting…

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