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An Updated Version of the "Peak Oil" Story

The Peak Oil story got some things right.

Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

Many reasons have been provided for the dramatic plunge in the price of oil to about $60 per barrel (nearly half of what it was a year ago)...

Energy Crunch: Sinking Oil

Oil prices plunged to a four year low of just $85 per barrel this week – down from around $115 as recently as mid-June.

America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline.

The Peak Oil Crisis: A Winter Update

The recent growth in the “oil” production has been nowhere near what had been normal prior to the “Great Recession,”...

Commentary: Interview with Dr. Sadad Al-Husseini

Since the autumn of 2011, a storyline of “oil revolution” and oil abundance--even “North American energy independence”—has taken the US media by storm.

Shale gas, peak oil and our future

De Wereld Morgen asks Richard Heinberg about the prospects for fracking in Europe.

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US Oil Demand Peak was in 2007

Detroit’s Motown legacy has put the spotlight on the vulnerability of the American car culture. Despite an oil shale boom and years of money printing US oil demand has hit a wall.

Ten reasons why high oil prices are a problem

A person might think from looking at news reports that our oil problems are gone, but oil prices are still high. In fact, the new “tight oil” sources of oil which are supposed to grow in supply are still expensive to extract. If we expect to have more tight oil and more oil from …

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