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Rising oil prices and dependence on hostile regimes — the urgent case for Canadian oil

[Sullivan has an interesting overview of the instability in the Middle East, which could lead to an oil shock quickly along with the economic and sky-high prices that entails. He also mentions “peak oil” and its implications, a term rarely … Continue reading

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Peak oil sands, low EROI, high debt, limited pipeline and refinery capacity

Peak tar sands, a.k.a. oil sands Techno-opmtimists claim that technology will enable nasty, sour, gunky, expensive, difficult unconventional oil to fill in the gap of declining conventional oil. Conventional oil is declining too quickly for unconventional to match But that’s … Continue reading

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Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in the Congressional Record

As I was researching “peak oil” in the congressional record, I ran across this testimony from current Secretary of Energy Moniz, as well as some of his other points of view on different energy matters, of which I’ve extracted just … Continue reading

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Peak oil in the Congressional record 2015

Peak oil in the Congressional record 2015, so far by Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com, June 11, 2015 Also see: Peak Oil in the Congressional record: Overview 2015/1/9 Fracking is jeopardizing the environment and the U.S. Economy House Representative Jim McDermott: I … Continue reading

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Peak oil in the Congressional record 2014: 7 denials, 1 affirmation

Peak oil in the Congressional record 2014 from the U.S. Government Publishing Office by Alice Friedemann, www.energyskeptic.com 7 government documents 7 Denials, 4 from House of representatives David Schweikert of Arizona 1 affirmation of conventional oil peak from James Hansen … Continue reading

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Peak Oil in the Congressional record: Overview

Peak Oil in the Congressional record: Overview by Alice Friedemann, energyskeptic.com June 11, 2015 Even the most ardent techno-optimists and economists admit there are limited supplies of fossil fuels, but that we don’t need to worry for a long time. … Continue reading

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Peak Oil may keep catastrophic climate change in check

Peak Oil may keep catastrophic climate change in check by Stephanie P. Ogburn and ClimateWire. Oct 29, 2013. Scientific American. Scientists suggest that the highest possible pollution rates are unlikely DENVER — Even as governments worldwide have largely failed to … Continue reading

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Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) & Coal-to-liquids (CTL) can not compensate for declining oil production

Notes from 34 page: Höök, M., et al. 2014. Hydrocarbon liquefaction: viability as a peak oil mitigation strategy. Philosophical Transactions. Series A: Mathematical, physical, and engineering science, 372 Current world capacity of hydrocarbon liquefaction is around 400,000 barrels per day … Continue reading

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Coal-to-liquids (CTL) can not compensate for declining oil & natural gas production

Notes from 23 page: Höök, M. & Aleklett, K. 2010. A review on coal-to-liquid fuels & its coal consumption. International journal of energy research Vol. 34 10:848-864 Annual decline in existing crude oil production is around 4-8%, equivalent to an … Continue reading

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How different nations might cope with oil shortages after Peak Oil

Notes from 9 page: Jörg Friedrichs. 2010. Global energy crunch: how different parts of the world would react to a peak oil scenario. Energy Policy 38 (8): 4562-4569. Oil is a finite resource, so given the importance of oil, the … Continue reading

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