Tar sands

Tar sands & oil sands - Sept 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Investors press for disclosure of tar sands' climate risk
Environmentalists target oil sands investors
Weak oil and debt markets may bedevil oil sands plans

archived September 18, 2008

Peak oil - Sept 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Hurricane Ike -'Within the current NHC storm path lies about 5 million bpd of US petroleum refining capacity'
An urban legend to comfort America: oil is oil, even if it is not oil
Energy vision 2050
Zac Goldsmith on PO
Hamish McRae: Cheap oil is not in our interest
NASA study shows how PO could impact climate
'Smart water' may boost oil production

archived September 11, 2008

Peak Oil & Supplies - September 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Oil crisis hiding in plain sight; pump prices and crude still way ahead of year ago levels
Charlie Maxwell to Barron's: $300 oil is inevitable
An urban legend to comfort America: demand for oil creates new supply
Soros: The perilous price of oil

archived September 8, 2008

Oil sands, mutant fish, Buffet, and the New World Order

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Oil sands visit was not a shopping trip, says Buffett
Buffett, Gates, mutant fish frame oil sands debate
Mutated fish alarms delegates at northern Alberta water gathering
A New World Order?

archived August 24, 2008

Fossil fuels - August 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Oman turns to coal for power
Carbon sequestration frustration
Oil shale stuck between rock and wild place

archived August 19, 2008

United States & Canada - July 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Gulf Oil pres.: A bipartisan fix for the oil crisis
Canadians ponder cost of rush for dirty oil
The energy vision of Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders
House hearing on global warming effects on extreme weather
Cap & trade - misplaced confidence

archived July 12, 2008

United States & Canada - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens wants to supplant oil with wind
Is it safe now to admit Jimmy Carter was right?
Oilsands image fight targets U.S. politicians
Labour's plan for dealing with high energy prices
Ex-EPA aide tells of White House censorship
In energy, there are no easy answers

archived July 9, 2008

Energy policies - June 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Canada: Energy supplants environment as top concern
Oilsands vacation site tempts visitors with 'toxic lakes'
Korea: Oil prices prompt crisis response
Germany has world's biggest cut in energy use in 2007
Germany approves ambitious CO2 reduction measures

archived June 30, 2008

Q&A with Marcel Coutu of Syncrude

Peter McKenzie-Brown, Oilsands Review

All OPEC can now do is raise prices by cutting production. They cannot lower prices by increasing production because they don’t have the capacity. We are in a very pure free market situation, with prices being set by supply and demand. When I look at that dynamic, I have stopped worrying about the demand side. No matter how much the US goes into recession, for any period that is important to any of us, any decline in consumption there will be offset by increased demand elsewhere – in China and India, but also in developing countries that produce their own crude oil.

archived June 27, 2008

Dysfunction - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Canada's tar sand El Dorado... or is it?
'I'm waiting for riots in the streets' - Britain at war over rubbish
Conservative government destroys Atlanta like Gen. Sherman never could (water)

`Demographic winter' is just overheated rhetoric

archived June 26, 2008