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Oil running out fast

November 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The International Energy Agency’s prediction were already gloomy, but they are far to optimistic still, according to leading critics. It’s figures are doctored (according to insiders) and they serve the interests of consuming countries in keeping prices low.

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Tags: Commodities · Oil

How much oil do Opec countries really have?

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There are incentives for OPEC countries to lie about their production and reserves. Combined with some strange figures published by OPEC countries, and the fact that there isn’t any third party vetting of these, there is a lot less oil in the ground than what they claim..

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Tags: Oil

Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast

August 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Now even the International Energy Agency (IAE) is on the peak-oil side, putting it a decade earlier at 2020, but problems will start much sooner than that..

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Tags: Oil

Peak Oil Lite

June 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Peak Oil Lite

Interesting, this. Oil supply doesn’t have to peak (the original peak-oil thesis) for prices to move higher. As long as demand grows faster than supply, much the same happens..

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Peak oil primer

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Peak oil primer

The era of cheap oil is drawing to a close. Terrific overview, this..

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Car Country and Global Oil Depletion

June 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The punchline is hidden deep in this article…

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Have we hit peak-oil already?

June 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are a couple of people that suggest so, with figures in hand…

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Saudi’s warns of $150 oil

May 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

They should know. They already have to pump massive amounts of water and gas in their fields to maintain the flow…

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Some consequences of peak-oil

May 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Some consequences of peak-oil

Economist call it the income and substitution effect. We think the latter will dominate though..

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New oil supplies need much higher prices to be profitable

April 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on New oil supplies need much higher prices to be profitable

All the major existing oilfields are in decline (or soon are to be in decline), sometimes even steep decline. New oil is largely unconventional and needs much higher prices to be profitable. The result is, well, pretty unpleasant.. The article has many interesting bits on the economics of oil as well.

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Tags: Oil