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What, No Conference? – More on the Evolution of ASPO-USA

By on 25 Sep 2013 in Other with 0 Comments
What, No Conference? – More on the Evolution of ASPO-USA

Earlier this year, we announced that we would not host a 2013 ASPO-USA conference.  But with the arrival of fall, we’ve been getting lots of inquiries regarding the conference, so I thought an update on our work would be timely. First, we were exceptionally pleased with the 2012 ASPO-USA Conference at The University of Texas at Austin.  Our […]

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Peak Oil Review – 23 September 2013

By on 25 Sep 2013 in Peak Oil Review with 1 Comment

By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices trended downwards last week as progress on the Syrian poison gas situation and possible progress on the Iranian nuclear standoff weighed on the markets. There was a brief rally at mid-week when the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue quantitative easing for a […]

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Peak Oil Review – 16 September 2013

By on 25 Sep 2013 in Other, Peak Oil Review with 0 Comments

By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Concerns that a US strike on Syria would lead to a wider war in the Middle East faded last week as the US and Russia negotiated a deal to neutralize Syria’s stocks of poison gas. News of the negotiations sent oil prices down by $4-5 a […]

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The Export Capacity Index

By on 13 Sep 2013 in Other with 0 Comments
The Export Capacity Index

By Jeffrey J. Brown In this paper, I briefly review recent global crude oil and liquids production numbers, and I review the Export Land Model (ELM). I also introduce the concept of the Export Capacity Index (ECI), which is simply the ratio of total petroleum liquids production to liquids consumption in net oil exporting countries. […]

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Albert A. Bartlett: Ode to a Gentle Giant

By on 10 Sep 2013 in commentary with 2 Comments
Albert A. Bartlett: Ode to a Gentle Giant

By Jan Lars Mueller. I learned last night that Al Bartlett–professor emeritus of physics at the University of Colorado, and a long-time friend, advisor, and guiding light for ASPO-USA–had died over the weekend. The news did not come suddenly, Al had shared that a previous illness had reasserted itself and that he and his family […]

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Arithmetic, Population, & Energy

By on 10 Sep 2013 in video with 3 Comments

A lecture by Dr. Albert A. Bartlett – Professor of Physics, University of Colorado (In eight parts, approximately nine minutes each.  Full lecture below)   Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Full Lecture

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Peak Oil Review – 9 September 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy At week’s end, oil prices climbed to a 28-month high on concerns about the deteriorating Syrian situation, the steep decline in Libyan oil production, and a weaker-than-expected US job market report that resulted in a decline in the dollar. The disappointing jobs report also added to […]

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Peak Oil Review – 2 September 2013

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By Tom Whipple 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The oil markets were driven by events in the Syrian situation last week. When it became clear on Tuesday that Washington was determined to retaliate for Damascus’s use of poison gas against the insurgents and their supporters, oil prices took off out of fears that the […]

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