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Tom Whipple

About Tom

Tom Whipple is the editor of ASPO-USA’s two flagship publications, Peak Oil News and Peak Oil Review. Tom is a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Since retiring from the CIA, Tom has become a well-known researcher and writer on energy and oil issues. Tom writes a weekly column on Peak Oil for the Falls Church News, a daily newspaper based in northern Virginia. Tom holds degrees from Rice University and the London School of Economics.

Quote – 16 March 2015

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[Advocating for U.S. oil exports] “It is time to build policies that reflect our newfound [oil] abundance, that view the future with optimism, that recognize the power of free markets to drive innovation, and that proceed with the conviction that free trade brings prosperity and progress.” – Rex Tillerson, CEO ExxonMobil 

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Peak Oil Review – 16 March 2015

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Quote of the Week [Advocating for U.S. oil exports:] “It is time to build policies that reflect our newfound [oil] abundance, that view the future with optimism, that recognize the power of free markets to drive innovation, and that proceed with the conviction that free trade brings prosperity and progress.” – Rex Tillerson, CEO ExxonMobil  […]

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Quote – 9 March 2015

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“Is there a black swan that we don’t know about which will come by 2050 and we will have no demand [for oil]?” — Saudi Arabia oil minister Ali al-Naimi

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Peak Oil Review – 9 March 2015

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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 New York oil prices were little changed last week opening and closing around $50 a barrel. London prices fell sharply on Monday, but […]

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Quote – 2 March 2015

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“The fiscal position of Venezuela will suffer the most from the decline in world oil prices, as its public sector derives a large share of its fiscal revenues from oil exports. In addition, the domestic price of gasoline is expected to remain close to zero, which virtually eliminates any potential revenues from domestic sales.” — […]

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Peak Oil Review – 2 March 2015

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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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Quote 2 – 23 February 2015

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[Following up on last week’s Quote”]  “Goldman Sachs doesn’t seem to be cluing in to the notion of field decline, which is relentless, and what x wells per y unit of time means to field production. Also their chart of vintaged decline curves as proof that well productivity is going up is highly misleading, as […]

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Quote – 23 February 2015

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“Maybe a month ago was the first time that I ever saw the price really move after the headlines [from Baker Hughes Inc.] on the rig counts hit the wire. You’ve got bond traders driving electric vehicles who wouldn’t recognize an oil well if it were in their back yard, and now even they know […]

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Peak Oil Review – 23 February 2015

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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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Quote – 16 Feb 2015

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“The decline in the U.S. rig count likely remains well short of the level required to slow U.S. shale oilproduction to levels consistent with a balanced global market. Lower oil prices will be required over the coming quarters to see the U.S. production growth slowdown materialize.” – Goldman Sachs, from a note on Tuesday, in […]

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