Tar sands

Oil industry - May 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived May 4, 2008

Deep thought: energy - Apr 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived April 16, 2008

Oil execs asked to justify huge profits at Congressional hearing

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now

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.

archived April 3, 2008

The peak oil crisis: stirrings in Ottawa

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

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.

archived March 20, 2008

The Americas - Mar 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

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

archived March 19, 2008

Mexican oil exports: start saying adios!

Martin Payne, Energy Bulletin

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.

archived March 19, 2008

Peak oil overview - March 2008

Gail E. Tverberg, The Oil Drum

Peak oil update in the format of a downloadable presentation with comments. Major themes:

- The US oil story

- The world oil story

- Five myths

archived March 13, 2008

United States & Canada - Mar 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Barbara Ehrenreich: Fall of the American consumer
Army to turn trash into power in Iraq
U.S. may protect Canada oilsands
from new standards

archived March 12, 2008

Oil prices & supplies - Mar 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Gas prices near records, following oil ($108/b)
Goldman Sachs:
New 'super-spike' might mean $200 oil

Energy crunch hinges on Bolivia
Unchanged Syncrude oil sands "increased" due to new category

archived March 11, 2008

The disconnect between oil reserves and production

Gail E. Tverberg, The Oil Drum

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.

archived March 9, 2008