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Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Peak Oil, Meet Fractional-Reserve Banking

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, does this not instead imply a decrease in prices?

The Peak Oil Crisis: A $4 Trillion Hole

If prices stay low for the next three years, the global oil industry and the countries it finances will be out $4.4 trillion in revenues.

Low-Tech Living as a "Demand-Side" Response to Climate Change and Peak Oil

Energy is often called the ‘lifeblood’ of civilisation, yet the overconsumption of fossil energy lies at the heart of two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: climate change and peak oil.

Neither Crowdfunding, Nor Oxi, Nor Anything Else Can Stave Off Greece's Systemic Collapse

A recent crowdfunding campaign to bail out Greece does little more than obfuscate the role that energy shortages play in Greece’s systemic collapse.

Asia depends on Middle East for 66 % of its oil imports

Of Asia’s total incremental oil imports since 2001, 4.5 mb/d (47%) have come from production growth, 3.9 mb/d (41%) from taking away imports of other countries (US, Europe, Africa and others) and 1.2 mb/d (12%) from direct consumption decline (US, Europe and others).

Inspiration for the Burned-out Localizer

What’s new about Afterburn is that it offers two things that Transitioners or anyone else who forecasts a more local future needs today: inspiration and advice for the future...

Cuba: Figuring Out Pieces of the Puzzle

Cuba is an unusual country that has been followed by many peak oilers. I recently visited there. I also followed my usual practice of looking up data from Internet sources about what is happening. I summarize my findings in this article.

Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance

Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.

Peak Oil: A Graphic Story

 The story of peak oil presented as a graphic novel.

Peak Oil Review - May 11

The possibility that 2015, give or take a year, will see the all-time peak in global oil production is coming in for increased discussion as some prominent analysts make a “peak year” call.

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