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Déjà Vu With a Twist?

By on February 2, 2015 in Commentary

By Robert L. Hirsch. The recent world oil supply/price decline situation looks very much like what happened in 1985-86, when the Saudis dramatically increased oil production, causing world oil prices to crater.  That Saudi action was the result of their having acted as swing producer in OPEC, which under those circumstances caused a progressive loss […]

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An Apollo Program for Energy

By on January 29, 2015 in Commentary

A National Energy Program – A White Paper on Achieving Energy Independence and National Transformation.   By Lawrence Klaus. Revised and Updated, January 2015. In a recent post, we marked the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Oil Embargo–an event that has had profound economic and geopolitical aftershocks for the United States.  The embargo itself lasted […]

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Top 10 News Stories of 2014

By on January 6, 2015 in Commentary, Peak Oil Review

By Steve Andrews and Tom Whipple – Editors, Peak Oil Review 1. Oil Price Crash The great price crash of 2014 could well turn out to be one of the defining events of the decade, for it has the potential to bring major changes to the oil markets, not only for the next five years, […]

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Not So Fast:  Drilling Holes in the Energy Boom Story

By on October 24, 2014 in Commentary

2014 ASPO-USA Update–Prepared by Richard Vodra. Introduction The story of America’s new energy abundance has been accepted uncritically by too many people.  A closer look at the realities of today and the last decade, coupled with a better understanding of our energy and oil systems, reveals risks that must be discussed and included in planning […]

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The Oil Production Story: Pre- and Post-Peak Nations

By on June 25, 2014 in Commentary

By Steve Andrews. BP just released its latest annual Statistical Review of World Energy.  ASPO-USA co-founders Randy Udall and Steve Andrews first collaborated in 2005 on a summary table to highlight key parts of the BP data.  It has been updated annually with each new release from BP.   The latest update with commentary by […]

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U.S. LNG exports: What Would Randy Udall Say?

By on April 28, 2014 in Commentary

 There has been considerable talk in the US of late about not only future energy exports but even about using an “energy weapon” against Russia.  While that might be nice, it’s wishful thinking. An energy commentator who thought in depth about the US’s energy policy back-story and the myth of oil independence was Randy Udall, […]

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Peak Oil Review – 2 March 2015

By on March 2, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices in London climbed steadily last week closing at $62.58, capping the biggest monthly price increase in six years. New York futures […]

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Peak Oil Review – 23 February 2015

By on February 23, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Prices slipped a bit last week after three weeks of gains. New York futures were down to $50.81 a barrel after having traded […]

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Peak Oil Review – 16 Feb 2015

By on February 16, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  Russia/Ukraine 4.  Quote of the Week 5.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The oil markets remained volatile last week with New York futures cycling between $48 and $54 a barrel while London cycled between $55 and $61. […]

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Peak Oil Review – 09 Feb 2015

By on February 9, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The price rebound, which began on Friday a week ago, continued with a vengeance with prices posting the biggest one-week gain in nearly […]

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Peak Oil Review – 02 Feb 2015

By on February 2, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 7. Commentary – Deja Vu with a Twist 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices continued to slide until Friday when a new report indicated that active drilling […]

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Peak Oil Review – 26 Jan 2015

By on January 26, 2015 in Peak Oil Review

Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Despite a number of developments affecting the oil markets last week, New York futures still closed Friday at only $45.59 a barrel – […]

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