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Peak Oil Review - July 28

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

IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems

The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems. 

Keeping Oil Production From Falling

Production flows from a given oil field naturally decline over time, but we keep trying harder and technology keeps improving. Which force is winning the race?

Oil Abundance? Not So Fast- A Risk Checklist

Understanding how we use oil and where it comes from provides many reasons why Americans should be worried about the future of oil supplies.

Oil Abundance? Not So Fast - Drilling holes in the energy boom story

 The story of America’s new energy abundance has been accepted uncritically by too many people.

Peak Oil Review - July 14

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

Oil prices started to skyrocket when one quarter of global supplies went into irreversible decline

The seemingly ever growing oil production is deceiving. The process of peaking is happening right under the growth curve. One has only to look for it

The Oil Production Story: Pre- and Post-Peak Nations

The news media continue to chant that “peak oil is dead” and see the U.S. shale oil miracle as a sustainable turn of events, not a term-limited booster.

Why Standard Economic Models Don't Work--Our Economy is a Network

With diminishing returns, the economy is, in effect, becoming less and less efficient, instead of becoming more and more efficient.

Banking on Iraq

Given the ethnic turmoil in Iraq triggered by ISIL’s recent seizure of towns in Iraq’s North and West it is uncertain how this will impact on oil production in the Shia controlled South, from where the bulk of Iraq’s oil exports come from.

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