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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 - Drilling holes in the energy boom story

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

What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade

Most climate activists believe that talking about limitations on fossil fuel supplies hurts their argument for swift, decisive action on climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Energy Crunch: What’s the big picture?

Hopes of a shale bonanza to replace dwindling conventional resources took a battering this week.

The Monterey Shale Debacle

The great Monterey Shale oil myth got its start back in July 2011 when the EIA stapled a cover on a contractor-produced “study” that it paid for entitled Review of Emerging Resources: U.S. Shale Gas and Oil Plays.

Are Shales a Bubble?

When considering shale economic viability, hype was the only aspect that actually existed.

The great imaginary California oil boom: Over before it started

It turns out that the oil industry has been pulling our collective leg. The pending 96 percent reduction in estimated deep shale oil resources in California calls into question the premise of a decades-long revival in U.S. oil production and predictions of American energy independence.

Saudi America and a Nuclear Future?

We spoke with Chris Nelder in Extraenvironmentalist episde #76. This is the first part of a transcript prepared by EE listener Scott.

Peak oil: Supply or demand?   

In these interviews, we look at peak oil theory with Richard Heinberg and James Hamilton.

Fracking - headlines

•Marcellus shale legacy wells showing increasing depletion rates •Is the U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust? •Pollution Fears Crush Home Prices Near Fracking Wells •France's Total calls time on Polish shale license •EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling …

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