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Increasing Oil Reserves and Peak Oil

October 22, 2014 by Ripudaman Malhotra

Oil and Risk Management

I have often noted that since the writing of 'A Cubic Mile of Oil' that global reserves of oil have actually increased, not decreased, despite greatly increased consumption. In this post I want to dig deeper and look at the changes that have brought about this paradox, and what it means for Peak Oil.[read more]

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Qatar's Gas Powered Politics

October 10, 2014 by Imran MacMillan

Qatar has built a sphere of commercial and diplomatic ties through gas export deals, strategic investments, conflict mediation and financially backing particular political regimes. If the emirate has one weakness, it is overexposure: Qatar’s activist diplomacy has invited scrutiny from leaders and allies alike.[read more]

Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply?

September 27, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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Oil Prices and Supply Economics

Oil and other commodity prices have recently been dropping. Is this good news, or bad? I would argue that falling commodity prices are bad news. It likely means that the debt bubble which has been holding up the world economy for a very long–since World War II, at least–is failing to expand sufficiently.[read more]

Where The US Got Its Oil From in 2013

June 25, 2014 by Robert Rapier

As events in Iraq continue to unfold, we have been getting quite a few queries on just how much oil the US imports from Iraq. The Energy Information Administration tracks US oil imports and finished product exports, and I recently tabulated our Top 10 sources of crude oil imports from 2013.[read more]

Oil Limits and the Economy: One Story, Not Two

March 22, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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World Oil Supply and Energy

The two big stories of our day are our economic problems and our oil-related problems. While the press treats these issues as separate stories, they are in fact very closely connected, related to the fact that we are reaching limits in many different directions simultaneously.[read more]