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Double-Dip Oil Rout: Why an Oil Glut May Lead to a New World of Energy

Painful as the short-term consequences of the current price rout may be, the long-term ones are likely to prove far more significant.

EPA Study: Fracking Puts Drinking Water Supplies at Risk of Contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its long awaited draft assessment of the impacts that fracking has on the nation's drinking water supplies.

Lipstick on a pig: America as the world's swing producer of oil

Investors and policymakers would be wise to stop staring at the glossy lipstick now being applied to the carcass of the U.S. industry. At least a pig with lipstick brings hope of a pork dinner at some point. All the industry has to offer now are shattered dreams and negative cash flows.

Energy Crunch: a rare moment of unity

In a rare moment of unity, the leaders of the UK’s three major parties last week agreed to work together on climate change.

Blame the Environmentalists

CEOs of companies engaged in shale gas and tight oil drilling are undoubtedly aware of what’s going on in their own balance sheets, hype is an essential part of their business model.

We will never run out of oil (which is entirely beside the point)

What if technology does advance, but not enough, and what if the price of oil is high, but not high enough to justify bringing it out of the ground at the RATE required for the smooth functioning of global society? What then?

Why the closure of BP’s Brisbane Bulwer refinery reduces Australia’s energy security

This post shows statistical evidence that BP, like all other International Oil Companies, is in full peak oil mode.

Business as usual is planetary suicide. Time to slay Zombie Big Oil

It's now increasingly recognised that the transition into the post-carbon era must involve not simply "adaptation" and "mitigation" but entail radical transformation of our societies at multiple levels.

Beginning of the End? Oil Companies Cut Back on Spending

Steve Kopits recently gave a presentation explaining our current predicament: the cost of oil extraction has been rising rapidly (10.9% per year) but oil prices have been flat.

Oil Supply and Demand Forecasting with Steven Kopits   

Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood talks peak oil and oil markets.

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