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Kashagan – Back to the drawing board?

The recent shutdown of Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan represents one of the most scathing riches-to-rags stories in modern oil history. 

China, choking on growth - headlines

•China cracks down on emissions to combat choking smog •China's first coal-to-gas plant soon to pump gas to Beijing •China's smog reduction plan could add to water stress and boost emissions •China Faces Gas Shortage after Cutting Coal Consumption •China’s oil …

Peak Coal In China

Citibank has released an interesting report on "peak coal" in China - referring to peak demand rather than any supply driven peak of production (something I view as quite far off) -The Unimaginable: Peak Coal in China. The limit to coal use appears to be how much pollution the …

Agriculture headlines

•China's Bad Earth  •Pesticides, fungicides harming bee colonies, UM study says  •Can Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? 

The dragon's breath

Never in my life have I been so happy to see New Mexico’s blue skies...That’s how I felt after a nearly two-week visit to China in May...

Peak oil review - May 27

A weekly update, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -Middle East and North Africa -China's Economy -Quote of the Week -Briefs

Peak oil notes - Apr 4

A midweek update. Wednesday was a down day with oil, natural gas, gasoline futures, and the equity markets all dropping sharply. NY oil futures were down 2.8 percent, closing at $94.45, as the EIA reported that US crude stocks rose by an unexpected 2.7 million barrels last week to the …

The peak oil crisis: The Beijing Syndrome

As the term “China syndrome” has already been taken, I am terming what is happening in the country these days the “Beijing syndrome,” for China’s capital seems to be shaping up as the epicenter of a great upheaval to come. A “syndrome” is a group of …

Peak oil review - Mar 25

 A weekly roundup, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East & North Africa -China -Quote of the Week  

Wind surpasses nuclear in China

Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation has risen by 10 …