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Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for the product, which may be related to a slowdown of overall world economic growth.

How Technological Progress can Generate a Faster Collapse

The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.

The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right? Not so fast.

Peak Oil Review - Dec 15

A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs

Chemicals from Fracking, Acidizing, and Gravel Packing Make us Sick

Based on peer-reviewed studies, accident reports, and investigative articles, we know now that fracking can not be practiced without endangering human health.

The high cost of low-priced oil

As a consumer of oil, you may regard recent sharp declines in the world oil price as a blessing. But...

Energy Crunch: Oil Slide

The oil price drop may be seen by some as a Christmas present for motorists, but is it a crisis in the making.

World on drip of unconventional oil

Currently lower oil prices due to a combination of increasing oil supplies and subdued demand come at a high cost to the environment and the climate.

Resilience Roundup - Dec 11

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

Citizens Take Monitoring Into Own Hands as Eagle Ford Shale Boom Continues Undaunted

Hugh Fitzsimons lll, a buffalo rancher on the outskirts of Carrizo Springs, Texas, cautiously watches the fracking industry’s accelerating expansion.

Peak oil notes - Dec 11

 A midweek update. The drop in oil prices continued this week as US crude stocks increased; OPEC lowered its demand forecast for next year; several OPEC countries reduced their selling …
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