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Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics

What do the plummeting oil prices tell us not only about our near term economic future in Canada, but the political fragility of the world's petro states?

Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.

Peak Oil Notes - Dec 18

Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is mostly techincial and that lower prices still are expected.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.

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.
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