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Respected Oil Analyst Forecasts Peak Oil by 2017

Sep 15, 2010 at 09:01 | Robert Rapier

Respected oil analyst and oil industry veteran Charles Maxwell (nicknamed the “Dean of Oil Analysts”) has forecast peak oil by 2017 or 2018: Bracing For Peak Oil Production By…

Gap Oil, Not Peak Oil is the Problem

Sep 14, 2010 at 22:52 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Rising demand for oil will exceed the quantity of it that can be withdrawn from the earth, resulting in a supply-demand gap. Once production does peak the gap will be…

Thorium: A Cheap, Clean and Safe Alternative to Uranium

Sep 14, 2010 at 11:44 | Brian Westenhaus

With some concept tests thorium used as a nuclear fuel could end energy as a problem issue and shift the economy into a new growth phase.  All the conversation in…

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - Yay or Nay?

Sep 14, 2010 at 08:23 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A new paper (1) published in the prestigious American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science and Technology, has put the cat among the pigeons over carbon capture and storage (CCS). It…

Why Oil Prices Aren’t Dropping

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:58 | Robert Rapier

I saw a humorous story a few days ago: Oil Should Be Around $10 a Barrel The price of a barrel of oil would be closer to $10 if…

Turkmen Oil Delivered to BTC Pipeline

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:31 | Charles Kennedy

British Petroleum has announced that Turkmen oil has begun to flow into the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, bypassing Russian territory, and delivering directly to Europe. Analytical Note: These first oil deliveries are…

When Will Net Energy from Fossil Fuels Peak

Sep 13, 2010 at 09:03 | Kurt Cobb

When most people think of fossil fuel supplies, they think in terms of barrels of oil, cubic feet of natural gas and tons of coal. But in evaluating how much…

Market Seizes on Bullish News to Push Oil Prices to Gain For Week

Sep 11, 2010 at 10:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/06/2010 to 09/10/2010. An uneasy market seized on an upward revision in crude oil demand this year and other bullish news to push oil prices up…

US Doesn’t Need Cap and Trade to Grow Low-Carbon Market

Sep 11, 2010 at 08:21 | Charlotte Dudley

The value of the low-carbon energy market will almost triple by 2020, even if the US does not introduce a comprehensive cap-and-trade programme, an HSBC report says. The report –…

Buy Russia When Oil is Cheap

Sep 10, 2010 at 09:41 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you wonder why I recommend a shower after investing in Russia, Bill Browder will give you the reasons at length on his YouTube video (see below video). Bill is…

Will New Technology Extend the Oil Age? A Look at a New Method of Heavy Oil Extraction

Sep 10, 2010 at 09:37 | Kurt Cobb

When the oil optimists say that new technology will extend the oil age for at least several more decades, they almost never discuss the limitations of technology, practical or financial.…

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…

Liberia Moves to Allow Foreign Oil and Gas Exploration

Sep 09, 2010 at 22:04 | Charles Kennedy

For the first time since it gained independence over a century and a half ago, Liberia has struck an agreement with a foreign company for the exploration of crude oil…

So You Want to Build a Natural Gas Sector

Sep 09, 2010 at 12:45 | Dave Forest

Investors aren't too excited about natural gas these days. The lack of enthusiasm is understandable, with front-month NYMEX natgas prices having sagged below $4/mcf. But another group globally seems to…

Peak Coal: The Coal Supply Situation May be Worse Than Anyone Thinks

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:08 | Kurt Cobb

Claims that the world has 200 to 400 years of coal left at current rates of consumption have blinded policymakers and the public. The claims are based on two questionable…

Energy Policies and Security

Sep 09, 2010 at 09:58 | Open Democracy

It has become popular to talk about climate change policy in terms of energy security. Rather than saying we need more renewables, efficient building and public transport to meet climate…

India Gets Pushy with Coal

Sep 08, 2010 at 10:19 | Dave Forest

One of the "drums" I've been banging for awhile is coal exportable to India. The case is pretty clear. India's domestic coal prices are fixed at a level that doesn't…

Gazprom Natural Gas Deal Puts the Future of Nabucco in Doubt

Sep 08, 2010 at 08:20 | Shahin Abbasov

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s September 2-3 visit to Azerbaijan yielded a big energy deal, as the Russian state-controlled conglomerate Gazprom secured an agreement to The pact between Gazprom and the…

The Bitter Facts of Pollution

Sep 08, 2010 at 08:09 | Andy Soos

America has been getting rid of its industrial base and as a result pollution will tend to decrease in America. Where does it all go? Other countries should know the…

Oil Prices Buffeted in Narrow Range But End Week Little Changed

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:42 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for: 08/30/2010 to 09/03/2010. Oil prices continued to move basically sideways as bullish and bearish news buffeted prices up and down in a narrow range. The benchmark…

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