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Peak Oil Review – 24 June 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy After rising steadily for two weeks on fears of increased US involvement in Syria, oil prices collapsed on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve suggested that it may scale back on its economic stimulus program later this year. Bad economic news from China did not help. […]

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Peak Oil Review – 17 June 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The announcement on Friday that the US is to supply arms to rebel forces in Syria resulted in a sharp jump in oil prices that had been rising slowly in anticipation of such a development. New York futures traded above $98 a barrel on Friday and […]

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The Denizens of Peak Oil Denial

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By Steve Andrews and Randy Udall (Note: Commentaries do not necessarily represent the position of ASPO-USA) Last week Michael Lynch and Daniel Yergin pummeled the concept of peak oil in two mainstream media outlets. Lynch’s feisty but nearly fact-free op-ed for the New York Times and Yergin’s more scholarly reflection in Foreign Policy whipped up further discussion […]

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Is It Only a Question of WHEN the U.S. Once Again Becomes a Net Oil Exporter?

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By:  Jeffrey J. Brown (Note: Commentaries do not necessarily represent the position of ASPO-USA.) In a recent Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interview with Daniel Yergin, the interviewer had the following rather remarkable question, “How will the fact that the United States is going from an oil importer to a net oil exporter change its foreign […]

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Peak Oil Review – 10 June 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices rebounded some $4 a barrel last week to close at $96.03 in New York and $104.56 in London. Optimism about the US economy, rising equity markets, an increase in US demand – some of which may be going to exports, and a large drop […]

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Peak Oil Review – 3 June 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices continued to fall last week and are now down roughly $5 a barrel since mid-May. Weak demand in the US and EU, adequate production, large inventories, expectations as to Federal Reserve actions, and little perception of a threat to oil exports from the turmoil […]

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