Category Archives: Energy Markets

James Howard Kunstler posts

[ As I re-read Kunstler posts I will add more excerpts and/or links.  I encourage you to read these brilliant posts in their entirety at http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/ for their wonderful humor, language, and the full logical chain of discourse, which excerpts … Continue reading

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Signs of Peakiness, oil companies are running out of cash

Andrew Nikiforuk, August 29, 2014. A big summer story you missed: Soaring oil debt. The Tyee.  Over 100 of the world’s largest energy companies are running out of cash. Photo of Keystone pipeline in Nebraska by Shannon Ramos. Creative Commons … Continue reading

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Jeff Rubin: Oil and the End of Globalization

Jeff Rubin: Oil and the End of Globalization Nov 8, 2010. ASPO-USA Much of the article has been snipped below: It is easy to see how sub-prime mortgages blew up Wall Street; it is a little more challenging to see … Continue reading

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A financial crash would stop new oil production, sending us over the net energy cliff with a 10% decline rate per year

Gail Tverberg’s March 4, 2014 “Reasons for our Energy Predicament – an overview” gave me this sudden insight: There is the potential for a sudden drop of 10 to 30% in oil production.  That magnitude of world-wide oil shocks would … Continue reading

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Oil contracts used to be between 2 nations and could be again. That would be disaster for the USA.

This article explains why the dollar is the strongest currency as well.  Energy markets have also given us a huge advantage, but if nations ever go back to private long-term contracts, that would have profound consequences. Confederation, Nationalization & the … Continue reading

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