Category Archives: Flow Rate

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

Once the large fields peak in Saudi Arabia oil shocks will reverberate throughout the world Best up-to-date status of oil fields in Saudi Arabia. Ghawar is in decline, but 2 new fields filled in, once they’re in decline, there are … Continue reading

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Peak oil: “It’s the flows, stupid!”

Peak oil: “It’s the flows, stupid!” by Steve Andrews, Randy Udall, originally published by ASPO-USA  | May 12, 2008 Recent peak oil critic: “In the public mind, peak oil means ‘running out.’” Verbal shots from legendary political consultant James Carville … Continue reading

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Chemistry World: Peak Oil is not a myth

Peak oil is not a myth 20 February 2014 Chemistry World I’ve edited, empasized, added my own comments, and reworded the article below, as I usually do to make sure I’ve complied with copyright law  “Fair Use”. Sources of unconventional … Continue reading

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Science Magazine: Peak Oil Production may have happened in 2005

[It’s widely known that peak conventional oil arrived in 2005. Yet it appears in EIA and IEA statistics that oil production has risen. This is because unconventional oil from natural gas liquids (mostly used to make plastic, not transportation fuel),  … Continue reading

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Flow Rate by Kurt Cobb at Resource Insights

[I’ve combined & rearranged sections from the articles below] April 28, 2013  The only true metric of energy abundance: The rate of flow September 02, 2012 Why the oil industry doesn’t want you to remember the last 14 years Energy … Continue reading

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