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Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces.

Peak Oil Review - Feb 17

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

Arthur Berman Interview: Why Today's Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production

To separate the hype from reality on US shale oil, our podcast guest is Arthur Berman, a geological consultant with 34 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production.

No Oil Price Rebound Yet: An Explanation in Two Charts

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, February 10 proclaimed “Oil-Price Rebound Predicted” according to the IEA. - Not true.

After the Peak

Within a couple of years, those of us who have spent most of the past two decades warning about the approaching peak may see vindication by data, if not by public opinion.

Dumb and Dumber: U.S. Crude Oil Export

Exporting crude oil and natural gas from the United States are among the dumbest energy ideas of all time. 

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

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.

US crude imports from Non-OPEC countries peaked 10 years before tight oil boom

In this post on the impact of US tight oil, we look at US crude oil imports from Non-OPEC countries.

US Oil Consumption and the US Tight Oil Boom

There is no statistical evidence that US oil consumption increased as a result of skyrocketing tight oil production which one would expect in an oil boom.

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