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Al Fin

Al Fin

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Al Fin

Al Fin runs a number of very successful blogs that cover, energy, technology, news and politics.

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  • Algae Biofuels Dealt a Blow by BP funded EBI

    Published 08 November 2010 | viewed 8,350 times

    The Energy Biosciences Institute -- funded by a $500 million grant from oil giant BP -- has released a "technoeconomic" report meant to cast a…

  • Proven Oil Reserves Will Continue to Increase With Time

    Published 02 November 2010 | viewed 17,946 times

    Proved oil reserves at the end of 2008 are estimated to have been 1258.0 thousand million (billion) barrels. That represented an increase of 17.7% over…

  • US Coal to Gasoline Plant Will be the Largest in the World

    Published 01 November 2010 | viewed 44,426 times

    TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (SKE&C) leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first US…

  • Is Peak Oil Slowly Fading into the Dawn?

    Published 27 October 2010 | viewed 8,717 times

    Peak oil has taken on the trappings of an apocalyptic religion recently. True believers tout "Hubbert Curves" and "Simmons Depletion Analyses" in circular jerkulars and…

  • Unsavory Facts About Wind Energy

    Published 25 October 2010 | viewed 6,781 times

    Wind energy has become a great cause and crusade by faux environmentalists and Obamists in and out of government. But big wind energy is most…

  • The Age of Easy Oil is Not Over

    Published 21 October 2010 | viewed 4,562 times

    The oil minister of Saudi Arabia says that the nation's oil fields still have plenty of cheap and easy crude yet to be pumped. Saudi…

  • Algae is the Next Big Thing in Biofuels

    Published 19 October 2010 | viewed 6,026 times

    The Earth is 70% covered by salt water. It makes sense to utilise the saltwater marine environment to produce feedstocks for fuels, chemicals, plastics, and…

  • The Coming Boom in Oil Shale

    Published 18 October 2010 | viewed 8,100 times

    The US is sitting on more reserves of oil-equivalent than is likely to be found in the entire Persian Gulf. Under the Obama regime that…

  • Tapping the Oceans Mineral Wealth With Deep Sea Mining

    Published 14 October 2010 | viewed 28,442 times

    No one knows how many hydrothermal vent sites are in the oceans, but there is a best guess. Amazingly, when scientists who have studied different…

  • The Massive Potential of U.S. Biofuels

    Published 13 October 2010 | viewed 7,252 times

    More than 80% of total agricultural production in the United States is used to feed animals, not human beings directly; Our analysis shows that the…

  • Jordan’s Oil Shale Deposits Contain 500 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

    Published 06 October 2010 | viewed 12,022 times

    JORDAN has over 0.59 trillion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of oil-shale reserves, says one of the companies trying to develop the resource. It is…

  • Alberta Oil Sands Main Beneficiary of Obamas Oil Drilling Ban

    Published 02 October 2010 | viewed 4,742 times

    While Obama's inept moratorium on oil drilling along the US Gulf Coast heaps misery upon millions of Americans, Alberta's economy is being rejuvenated by the…

  • Unconventional Methane Plays Growing in Popularity

    Published 01 October 2010 | viewed 4,075 times

    We are seeing the rise of methane from numerous unconventional sources as a rival player to petroleum and oil field natural gas. Already, the rapid…

  • Saudi Arabia Increasing Investment in Ghawar Oilfield

    Published 29 September 2010 | viewed 5,344 times

    Saudi Arabia is investing in more advanced technology to increase production from its giant Ghawar oilfield. Most national oil companies are reluctant to invest oil…

  • The Political Steamroller Behind Wind Power

    Published 22 September 2010 | viewed 5,474 times

    1. Wind proponents are not asked to independently PROVE the merits of their claims before (or after) their product is forced on the public, 2.…

  • Turning $25 of Natural Gas into a $75 Barrel of Oil?

    Published 20 September 2010 | viewed 7,986 times

    Natural gas costs about 1/3 the cost of oil in terms of energy content (see graph). What if we could convert natural gas into long…

  • Could Oil Prices Sink to $20 a Barrel

    Published 17 September 2010 | viewed 13,690 times

    A barrel of oil has about six times the energy content of a thousand cubic feet of natural gas. The graph below compares the dollar…

  • A Look at the Peak Oil Belief – Is the End Really Near

    Published 10 September 2010 | viewed 7,587 times

    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…

  • Using Thorium to Satisfy Worldwide Energy Needs

    Published 02 September 2010 | viewed 12,778 times

    "Once you start looking more closely, it blows your mind away. You can run civilisation on thorium for hundreds of thousands of years, and it’s…

  • Carbon Hysteria and The Benefits of Coal Gasification

    Published 01 September 2010 | viewed 13,629 times

    Gasification, as opposed to combustion, is the most thermally efficient and cleanest way to convert the energy content of coal into electricity, hydrogen, clean fuels,…

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