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Gail Tverberg

Our Finite World

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Gail Tverberg

Gail Tverberg is a writer and speaker about energy issues. She is especially known for her work with financial issues associated with peak oil. Prior to getting involved with energy issues, Ms. Tverberg worked as an actuarial consultant. This work involved performing insurance-related analyses and forecasts. Her personal blog is ourfiniteworld.com. She is also an editor of The Oil Drum.

Latest articles from Gail

  • Is Now a Good Time to Pay Down Your Debts?

    Published 25 January 2011 | viewed 7,343 times

    The question of whether a person should pay down debts comes up often, when there are forecasts that suggest unemployment rates and consequently debt defaults…

  • Preparing for Life in a Peak Oil World

    Published 23 January 2011 | viewed 33,001 times

    We know that peak oil will be here soon, and we feel like we should be doing something. But what? It is frustrating to know…

  • Rising Oil Prices and Municipal Bond Defaults

    Published 17 January 2011 | viewed 8,568 times

    I have written quite often saying that rising oil prices can be expected to lead to debt defaults. For a while, some of this was…

  • The Issues with Corn Ethanol

    Published 12 January 2011 | viewed 14,698 times

    Brian Westenhaus, over at New Energy and Fuel, has been telling me what a good product corn ethanol is. He is very familiar with raising…

  • Why Nuclear May Not be the Answer to Oil Shortages

    Published 07 January 2011 | viewed 8,333 times

    If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would…

  • Natural Gas: Continually Running Into New Obstacles

    Published 05 January 2011 | viewed 8,357 times

    Natural gas would like to be bridge fuel as we deal with oil shortages, but it keeps running into obstacles. A big obstacle is the…

  • Food Prices 18.5% Higher than a Year Ago

    Published 01 January 2011 | viewed 10,900 times

    I am busy working on some bigger projects that I can’t write about yet, but I thought I would put up a little scanned in…

  • Oil Industry Still Coming Under Fire

    Published 31 December 2010 | viewed 5,681 times

    Bashing the oil industry seems to be popular. The most recent example is the New York Times’ editorial They haven’t learned. I don’t think any…

  • What Can we do Now About Peak Oil

    Published 29 December 2010 | viewed 10,501 times

    Our problem now is that we have built a complex economy that depends on oil and other fuels. We can see that we will have…

  • World Oil Production – A Look Ahead

    Published 28 December 2010 | viewed 9,093 times

    If we look at a graph of historical world oil production, we see a somewhat bumpy production pattern with two major price spikes (in 2009…

  • Huge Amount of Oil Available, But…

    Published 26 December 2010 | viewed 8,111 times

    There is a huge amount of oil which theoretically can be extracted, but the question is whether the cost will be cheap enough for us…

  • Research Reports on the Economic and Environmental Impact of Oil Spills

    Published 07 July 2010 | viewed 11,416 times

    Every area of science or of business has its own area of research, literature,  resentations and conferences. Since people in the field tend to read…

  • What Happens When Oil and Other Fossil Fuels Deplete

    Published 06 July 2010 | viewed 43,646 times

    What happens when energy resources, such as oil, deplete? Many people believe that oil prices will just go up--but I don't see that to be…

  • The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - No Easy Economic or Environmental Solutions

    Published 01 May 2010 | viewed 13,332 times

    We have all been reading about the blowout that led to huge fire and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of…

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