Abu Dhabi National Energy CEO: Consumption reform only way to curb oil price
The dangerous delusions of "energy independence"
Big Oil's widening profit gap
Dead ducks a boon for oil-sands opponents
Review: Energy in Nature and Society
Hansen's letter to governor Gibbons of Nevada (fossil fuels and climate)
EROEI series: Tar sands and shale oil
The executives of the five biggest oil companies were called to testify at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Lawmakers took them to task for making enormous profits but investing next to nothing in renewable sources of energy. (Excerpts from testimony) Followed by commentary from analyst Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International.
The question of just how much longer Canada will continue pouring so much of their national heritage into U.S. gas tanks has been in the news lately and deserves some consideration.
Venezuelan oil exports down 192,000 bpd in 2007
Mexico braces for an oil war
Shell wants to produce 5x more oil from tar sands
Energy independence- US's road not taken
Mexico's Cantarell Field may be one of the most poignant and easiest-to-grasp examples of what Peak Oil is all about. A drop in exports from Mexico may soon significantly impact the US.
Peak oil update in the format of a downloadable presentation with comments. Major themes:
- The US oil story
- The world oil story
- Five myths
Barbara Ehrenreich: Fall of the American consumer
Army to turn trash into power in Iraq
U.S. may protect Canada oilsands
from new standards
Gas prices near records, following oil ($108/b)
New 'super-spike' might mean $200 oil
Energy crunch hinges on Bolivia
Unchanged Syncrude oil sands "increased" due to new category
Looking at published oil reserves, it is easy to get the idea that huge amounts of oil are left to be extracted, and that peak oil should not be a concern. Examining the situation more closely, we discover that published oil reserves aren't that helpful in predicting future production. Evidence suggests that oil shortages may not be many years away.