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21 December, 2005

Climate Change Expert’s New Book On Oil Depletion
By Shepherd Bliss

British geologist Jeremy Leggett’s first book “The Carbon War” was described by the influential Sunday Times as “the best book yet on the politics of global warming.” His latest “Half Gone” endeavors “to prove the case for two big arguments.” Leggett contends that “the oil topping point, otherwise known as the peak of production, will be reached in the 2006-2010 window and when the market realizes this, severe economic trauma will ensue. Second, global warming is a real, present, and fast-growing danger.”

19 December, 2005

The End Of Cheap Oil
By Daniel Leeming

The depletion of cheap energy is giving rise to ideas of how to reduce demand, encourage alternative energy sources, rank the success of innovative approaches and educate the public so that they can make more informed choices and ask for appropriate action

05 December, 2005

Neoreality: Peak Oil And Iraq
By Bill Henderson

Peak oil is the looming reality and the Bush Admin couldn't resist the temptation to seize Iraq and American soldiers aren't leaving

On The Prospects Of Using AAA Type Batteries
As Peak Oil Mitigation Devices

By Dmitry Podborits

Furthermore, I would like to point out to all of the esteemed energy economists out there that even today, during the time of relatively cheap energy, with the economy merrily humming along, and consumer holiday shopping season being in full swing, we already have exactly the type of an energy form that fits Peter Huber's criteria: alkaline batteries

24 November, 2005

Oil: Too Valuable To Burn
By Stephen E. Fleischman

War is the greatest despoiler of the environment and depletor of petroleum products. Imagine how much hi-octane aviation gasoline it takes to fly one bomber to drop one bomb on Baghdad, say from a base in Diego Garcia in the Indian ocean; then multiply that by “shock and awe” and take the square root of the thousands of Humvees and Abrams and Sherman tanks and troop carriers that need to be supplied each day times 365 days times 3 years

24 November, 2005

U.S. Racing The Clock To Find Alternate Fuels
By Greg Gordon

Former CIA Director James Woolsey paints a dire scenario: A terrorist attack causes a months-long, 6 million-barrel reduction in Saudi Arabia's daily petroleum output, sending the price of oil skyrocketing past $100 a barrel

30 September, 2005

Fossil Fuels Set To Become Relics
By Abid Aslam

Energy drawn from the wind, tide, sun, Earth's heat, and farm waste is poised to begin replacing oil and other fossil fuels, a prominent research group said Wednesday in a wake-up call to industry executives and government officials worldwide

28 September, 2005

Are Global Oil Supplies About To Peak?
By George Monbiot

Are global oil supplies about to peak? Are they, in other words, about to reach their maximum and then go into decline? There is a simple answer to this question: no one has the faintest idea

05 September, 2005

The Silent Oil Crisis
By James Howard

The oil crisis gets louder – listen to it, talk about it, prepare for it – it is out there, the tide is rising and rushing towards us

Peak oil, Business As Usual,And Katrina
By Bill Henderson

Most oil producing countries have peaked: America, Norway, Venezuela, UK, Indonesia, Iran, etc.Most of the major oil companies have peaked: Chevron's production in the second quarter of 05 is down 6% from last year, for example; Exxon 5%; Shell 3%; Conoco 3%; and total 1%

22 August, 2005

Twilight For The Age Of Oil
By Jeff Berg

Of all the points that swirl around the peak oil debate perhaps two of the most telling are made by Matt Simmons author of “Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Oil Shock and the World Economy” and CEO of Simmons International, one of the world's largest investment banks in the energy sector

20 August, 2005

Oil Drives The Genocide In Darfur
By David Morse

This is a resource war, fought by surrogates, involving great powers whose economies are predicated on growth, contending for a finite pool of resources. It is a war straight out of the pages of Michael Klare's book, Blood and Oil

14 August, 2005

Is Iraq War Fuelling GCC's Economic Boom?
By Emilie Rutledge

Since the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, the price of oil has steadily climbed upwards. A barrel of oil today costs twice as much as it did on the eve of combat, back in March 2003.At the same time all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have experienced levels of economic growth not witnessed since the 1970’s

01 June, 2005

Oil Pipeline Completed
By Peter Symonds

The completion of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which has taken a decade to construct, will inevitably accelerate the scramble for oil and gas in the Caspian Basin region and heighten the potential for conflict among rival major powers

25 April, 2005

Peak Oil: The Twilight Zone
By Jeremy Leggett

We've been warned about 'peak oil'- the day that heralds the end of cheap energy. It's the biggest threat to our lives and livelihoods, but no one is listening. Former industry insider Jeremy Leggett outlines the six reasons why we need to act now

15 April, 2005

End Of Cheap Oil Is A Blessing
By Mitchell Anderson

Artificially low gas prices have long stifled conservation efforts and alternative technologies, while fuelling a boom in vehicles so grotesquely inefficient that I suspect our children will someday marvel at them in a museum

Saudi's Top Field In Decline?
By Adam Porter

Speculation over the actual size of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves is reaching fever pitch after the analyst of Bank of Montreal warned that the kingdom's - and the world's - biggest field, Gharwar, is in irreversible decline

12 April, 2005

India Joins The Scramble For Oil
By Parwini Zora and Daniel Woreck

Through diplomatic manoeuvres aimed at securing transnational pipeline routes and overseas crude oil and natural gas production deals, India is seeking to lay claim to a larger share of the world’s energy resources

07 April, 2005

Why Our Food Is So Dependent On Oil
By Norman Church

The fuel crises of 1973 disrupted the distribution of food and industry leaders warned that their stores would be out of food within days. The lessons of 1973 have not been heeded.Today the food system is even more reliant on cheap crude oil. Virtually all of the processes in the modern food system are now dependent upon this finite resource, which is nearing its depletion phase

The Great Phase Transition: The Post-Oil Era
By Jorge Figueiredo

The beginning of the end of oil contributes to exacerbating imperialist drive and underlying rivalries, to lay hands upon the remaining oil resources of the planet

04 April, 2005

Superspike Report Deconstructed
By Adam Porter

A widely reported briefing by US investment house Goldman Sachs alerted markets to the possibility of an oil price superspike - a spike as high as $105 per barrel. Yet the full report, paints a more complex and volatile picture

01 April, 2005

Rocketing Oil Price Predicted
By Tom Incantalupo

Analysts at Goldman Sachs predict that there is a good chance crude oil would nearly double in price in the next two years, topping $100 a barrel

31March, 2005

IEA Proposes Brakes On Fuel Consumption
By Adam Porter

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is to propose drastic cutbacks in car use to halt continuing oil-supply problems. Those cutbacks include anything from car-pooling to outright police-enforced driving bans for citizens

29 March, 2005

The Dawn Of A New Oil Era?
By Robert J. Samuelson

Anything could now happen to oil. Prices could drop, if the immediate fears behind today's buying don't materialize. But the long-term trends are unpromising. Global demand is rising inexorably; global supply seems less expansive

28 March, 2005

The Long Emergency
By James Howard Kunster

Carl Jung, one of the fathers of psychology, famously remarked that "people cannot stand too much reality." What you're about to read may challenge your assumptions about the kind of world we live in, and especially the kind of world into which events are propelling us. We are in for a rough ride through uncharted territory

22 March, 2005

Opec Loses Control
By Adam Porter

This week Opec repeatedly assured the world they would pump more oil to bring prices down.Yet immediately the 11-country group closed the doors on its 135th conference in Isfahan, Iran, prices surged to new all-time record highs

18 March, 2005

Oil Prices To Reach Record Highs
By Bloomberg

Crude oil prices in New York, which rose above $57 a barrel for the first time yesterday, are likely to increase on speculation demand will expand faster than supply

14 March, 2005

US Report Acknowledges Peak-oil Threat
By Adam Porter

It has long been denied that the US government bases any policy around the idea that global oil production may be in terminal decline.But a new US government-sponsored report does exactly that!

04 March, 2005

Oil Prices Confound Experts
By Adam Porter

One quote from Shihab-Eldin,secretary-general of Opec , is the most pertinent for the man in the street in 2005. A quote we may hope does not bare true."When we look at the future," he said "we find ourselves facing a wall of uncertainty."

21 February, 2005

Saudi Oil May Have Peaked
By Adam Porter

Energy investment banker Matthew Simmons, of Simmons & Co International, has been outspoken in his warnings about peak oil before. His new statement is his strongest yet, "we may have already passed peak oil"

31 January, 2005

Oil Market Looks Volatile Through 2005
By Adam Porter

A combination of events seem destined to maintain high prices and market volatility throughout 2005

12 January, 2005

"The End Of Suburbia"
By Adam Porter

One of the surprises in the oil world in 2004 was the success of an underground documentary on the perilous state of world energy."The End of Suburbia" has sold more than 10,000 DVDs and has been aired on TV around the world