Middle East

Solutions & sustainability - Apr 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Theodore Roszak's Making of an Elder Culture on peak oil: baby-boomers get ready
Senior cohousing: a community approach to independent living
Transition Handbook now in Dutch
WorldChanging Roundup: Renewables, bike stunts, bee gardens
Student speakers in Dubai call for proper energy use

archived April 28, 2009

Peak oil & supplies - April 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

China's oil demand fell by nearly 6% in Q1 of 2009
Iraqi oil: black gold or black hole?
Squeeze that sponge (enhanced oil recovery)
Simmons: Energy industry facing enormous challenges
Governments must cooperate for "power-down" as oil runs out

archived April 28, 2009

Peak oil & supplies - April 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Al-Naimi says Saudi oil output below target; stockpiles to fall
Where have all the gold mines gone?
Energy in Latin America: US proposes "variable geometry"
"Peak Summit" (TOD-ASPO) June 26-28 in Perugia, Italy
Aleklett talk: the peak oil view

archived April 27, 2009

Water - April 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Fast-growing Alberta town manages its water as if it were liquid gold
What % of water that goes down the drain is actually lost forever?
Recession slowing water investment to a drip
Palestinian water crisis deepens

archived April 25, 2009

Dysfunction - April 19

Staff, Staff

Sewage plants could be creating 'super' bacteria
Economic slump provides tinder for global conflicts
Spain's costumed debt collectors: final notice?
The dark side of Dubai

archived April 19, 2009

Interview with Matt Simmons, Part 1

Steve Andrews, ASPO-USA

"My thinking: do your analysis first; second, check it again; third, don’t rely on a third party; then, if that’s what you conclude, go ahead and speak out with the courage of your convictions."

archived April 6, 2009

Population - April 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

U.N. sees falling Middle East fertility rates
Chinese hunger for sons fuels boys’ abductions
US science advisor: Earth population 'exceeds limits'

archived April 6, 2009

Closing the Straits of Hormuz and the effects on oil prices

Byron W. King, Whiskey & Gunpowder

What if it was the US that closed the Straits of Hormuz? What would the world think if the US directly precipitated the end of ship traffic in the Straits, or at least severe restrictions on transit and passage? Well, we almost found out last Friday, March 20.

archived April 3, 2009

Peak oil & supplies - March 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Russia to cut oil exports, raise domestic consumption - Sechin
Saudi warns of 'catastrophic' energy crunch
Mass. conference on health care and peak oil (April 14)

archived March 22, 2009

Energy industry - March 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Aleklett: Jorma Ollila, Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell
Newspaper interview with Jorma Ollila - peak oil and supplies
AAPG president Scott Tinker and peak oil
Chevron seeks new Mid-East reserves - unlocking billions of barrels?

archived March 8, 2009