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Review September 27, 2010

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Review September 27, 2010

Download Full PDF 1. Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices fell until Friday last week when they bounced up $1.31 a barrel to close at $76.49. As usual, the price surge had little to do with supply and demand but was tied to a climbing Euro and the usual bag of mixed economic news […]

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Finding Common Ground at ASPO-USA's Annual Conference

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Finding Common Ground at ASPO-USA's Annual Conference

What do former Green Party Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, Rear Admiral Lawrence Rice, former secretaries of defense and energy Dr. James Schlesinger, Human Rights and Environmental Campaigner Bianca Jagger, former CIBC Chief Economist Jeff Rubin, and Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett have in common?

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Review September 20, 2010

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Review September 20, 2010

Download Full PDF 1. Oil and the Global Economy After undergoing a $4 bounce last week occasioned by the leak in the Enbridge oil pipe outside of Chicago, prices fell back to the vicinity of $74 a barrel where they have been trading since mid-August. Pessimism over future economic growth continues to dominate the markets […]

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You Will Never Know: The Volatile Life

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You Will Never Know: The Volatile Life

The Northeast US, where I live, has a particularly acute sensitivity to oil prices because 82 percent of the households heating entirely or partially with oil are in this region. Natural gas lines simply don’t go out to many exurban or rural areas in the Northeast, so in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and in Northern New York, a disproportionate percentage of the population heats their homes with oil.

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Message from Sir Richard Branson

By on 17 Sep 2010 in quotes with 2 Comments

“The very words “Peak Oil” seem to often conjure up a scaremongering vision of empty highways. When our UK industry group (ITPOES), after much independent and unbiased research concluded that the peak might come before the middle of the next decade we tried hard to explain what Peak, in our terms means. Globally, we are […]

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Interview with Bob Hirsch on his team’s new book—“The Impending World Energy Mess”

By on 13 Sep 2010 in commentary with 27 Comments
Interview with Bob Hirsch on his team’s new book—“The Impending World Energy Mess”

In years past, there was considerable uncertainty in my mind about when the decline of world oil production might begin. Recently it became clear to me that it’s going to be sooner rather than later. I believe that the onset of the decline of world oil production is likely in the next two to five years. And when I say “oil,” I mean all liquid fuels.

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Review September 13, 2010

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ASPO-USA 2010 Peak Oil Conference Washington, DC, Oct 7-9 2010 Register Now Download Full PDF 1. Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices moved up from circa $74 a barrel last week, helped by the shutdown of a leaking 460,000 b/d crude pipeline west of Chicago that sent prices up $2.22 to close at $76.47 […]

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Chris Weafer, Chief Strategist, UralSib Financial Corp.

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Chris Weafer, Chief Strategist, UralSib Financial Corp.

“The China-Pacific pipeline is the most important energy project in Russia since the opening of the gas pipeline to Europe–it means that Russia’s strategic importance to China has increased considerably.”

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Review September 6, 2010

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The ASPO-USA 2010 Peak Oil Conference Washington, DC, Oct 7-9 2010 Register Now Download Full PDF 1. Oil and the Global Economy Early last week, oil prices fell by nearly $4 a barrel, but recovered later in the week to close at $74.60 on “better than expected” news. The “spinning” of economic stories to give […]

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