Category Archives: How Much Left

Export Land Model

What the Export Land Model Means for Energy Prices David Galland, Managing Director Casey Research June 5th, 2008 To understand the importance of exports when discussing peak oil, ask yourself the question: “What’s more important: the fact that global oil … Continue reading

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Why is oil production peak the problem and not when the oil runs out?

First, a little history The exponential growth of population from 1 billion to 7 billion in less than 200 years was fueled by fossil fuels, especially oil, which does the actual work of a society and is as necessary as … Continue reading

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Matt Simmons “Twilight in the Desert” Saudi Arabia oil: how much left?

Once Ghawar and other large fields peak in Saudi Arabia, oil shocks will reverberate throughout the world [Below this article is an interview between Matt Simmons and Jim Puplava] Peter Maass  The Breaking Point.  August 21, 2005 The New York … Continue reading

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Book Review of “Wheel of Fortune. The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia”

Alice Friedemann’s review of “Wheel of Fortune. The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia”, by Thane Gustafson. 2012. Update July 2013: Former Soviet Union peak oil and gas has excellent graphs of Russian oil and gas production and where … Continue reading

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Peak Oil Acknowledged by Middle Eastern countries — they’re scared

Very interesting reflections on a peak oil conference in the Middle east of the countries that export oil.  I think it must mean we’re past peak, don’t believe “the near future”. Peak Oil as seen through the eyes of Arab … Continue reading

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Summary of Hirsch & Bezdek 2005 DOE Peak Oil study

A summary of the Department of Energy report: PEAKING OF WORLD OIL PRODUCTION: IMPACTS, MITIGATION, & RISK MANAGEMENT, February 2005 Robert L. Hirsch, SAIC, Project Leader Roger Bezdek, MISI, Robert Wendling, MISI The peaking of world oil production presents the … Continue reading

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How much oil is left?

This is a complex question, because the quality of the oil matters as well.  We’ve gotten the good stuff, the light, easy oil, and a lot of the remaining oil will take a lot more energy and complex refineries to … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy, there’s plenty of oil, natural gas, & coal left

These posts and links rebut the studies of cornucopians like Magueri and CERA, who say there’s lots of oil left. Richard Kerr. 10 Aug 2012. Are World Oil’s Prospects Not Declining All That Fast? Science vol 337 p633. Magueri’s “upbeat … Continue reading

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