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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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Peak Oil Review – 16 June 2014

By on June 16, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The week’s news was dominated by the Sunni extremists’ offensive against government-held cities in northern Iraq. By week’s end insurgent […]

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Peak Oil Review – 9 June 2014

By on June 9, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil prices remained flat last week as news supporting higher prices balanced off news that would tend to push prices lower:  large US crude stocks; […]

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Peak Oil Review – 2 June 2014

By on June 2, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple. Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy As predicted last Wednesday, US crude stocks rebounded on revived crude imports which were up by 1.3 million b/d leading to a 1.7 million […]

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Peak Oil Review – 26 May 2014

By on May 26, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

By Tom Whipple Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy The price surge which began early in May continued this week leaving New York oilfutures closing at $104.35, up some $6 a barrel in the […]

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Peak Oil Review – 19 May 2014

By on May 19, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Oil futures climbed circa $2 a barrel last week on the now-usual concerns over another drop in stocks at Cushing, […]

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Peak Oil Review – 12 May 2014

By on May 12, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy Last week’s trading left futures prices little changed. New York oil closed Friday at $99.99 a barrel and London closed […]

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Peak Oil Review – 5 May 2014

By on May 5, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3. Ukraine 4.  China 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 1.  Oil and the Global Economy It was another week in which ever-growing US crude stockpiles balanced off an ever-deteriorating Ukrainian situation. Crude prices fell gradually […]

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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 – 28 April 2014

By on April 28, 2014 in Peak Oil Review

Tom Whipple, Editor Contents 1.  Oil and the Global Economy 2.  The Middle East & North Africa 3.  China 4. Ukraine 5.  Quote of the Week 6.  The Briefs 7. Commentary 1.  Oil and the Global Economy New York oil prices fell from highs around $104 a barrel to close at $100.60 last week as […]

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