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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.

The Revolution That Wasn’t: Why the Fracking Phenomenon Will Leave Us High and Dry

A new, landmark report shows that hopes of a long-term golden era in American oil & gas production are unfounded.

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check On U.S. Government Forecasts For a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S.

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 16

The price plunge which began in mid-June when New York oil futures trading around $105 a barrel continued this week with oil touching $80 on Wednesday before recovering to close at $81.78.

Has OPEC Check Mated US Shale Producers

Faced with the prospect of losing market share to tight oil producers in the US, OPEC has simply taken the most prudent business decision. Keep the taps open.  

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

 The key question is just how many more months or years will production of U.S. shale oil (more accurately call light tight oil) continue to grow.

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