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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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EIA Seriously Exaggerates Shale Gas Production in Drilling Productivity Report

By on April 21, 2014 in Commentary
EIA Seriously Exaggerates Shale Gas Production in Drilling Productivity Report

By David Hughes (Note: Commentaries do not necessarily represent ASPO-USA’s positions; they are personal statements and observations by informed commentators.) “Natural gas output from US’ Marcellus edges closer to 15 Bcf/d: EIA” declared the headline in Platts that attracted my attention, since the latest data on the Marcellus shale gas play of PA and WV indicated production […]

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Peak Oil Review – 05 January 2015

By on January 5, 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 were little changed for the week on Friday with WTI just below $55 a barrel, and London’s Brent just below $60. […]

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Peak Oil Review – 29 December 2014

By on December 29, 2014 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 were little changed for the week on Friday with WTI just below $55 a barrel, and London’s Brent just below $60. […]

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Peak Oil Review – 22 December 2014

By on December 22, 2014 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 were volatile last week with New York futures trading around $55 a barrel and around $60 in London with little change […]

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Peak Oil Review – 15 December 2014

By on December 15, 2014 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 fell steadily last week closing at $57.81 in New York, and $61.85 in London. Traders say the decline was due largely […]

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Peak Oil Review – 08 December 2014

By on December 8, 2014 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 After rallying on Monday following a precipitous drop the week before last, oil prices fell steadily for the rest of the week with NY futures […]

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Peak Oil Review – 01 December 2014

By on December 1, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

By Tom Whipple 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 A new era in global oil production began on Thursday when the Saudis and allied oil producers announced that, in […]

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