The continuing conflict in Syria, and the slow spread of violence in the region around it continue to make it difficult to accurately predict the future of oil exports from the region. Within Syria itself, production had fallen into decline about ten y… More »
Shale gas won’t stop peak oil, but could create an economic crisis
Two years ago, following the publication of the EIA April 2011 report a New York Times investigation obtained internal EIA communications showing how senior officials, including industr… More »
One million march across Brazil in biggest protests yet
(Reuters) – An estimated 1 million people took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Thursday as the country’s biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant … More »
U.S. Considers Exporting More Oil for First Time Since ’70s
The U.S. oil boom is moving Congress closer than it has been in more than three decades to easing the ban on exporting crude imposed after the Arab embargo.
Advances such as hydraulic fract… More »
The Energy Export Databrowser has been updated to the latest version of the BP Statistical Review. A few charts are provided below the fold that help illuminate the following stories evident in the data:
The US is less reliant on imports from across th… More »
Clashes erupt at Indonesia demos against fuel hike
JAKARTA — Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia on Monday, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government’s plan to increase fuel prices.
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The EIA has noted in This Week in Petroleum that, for the first time, the sum of non-OECD country demand contributed more than half to the total of liquid fuels consumed in the world.
Figure 1. Changes in the relative shares of liquid fuel consumption… More »
The Shrinking Road, Part 1: Have We Hit ‘Peak Cars’?
BOULDER, Colo. — Remember the concept of “peak oil”–that the world will soon achieve the maximum rate of petroleum extraction possible, if it hasn’t already? Now the question may be have we reached… More »
Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct acce… More »
Fuel-short Egypt faces long, hot summer
CAIRO (Reuters) – A gift of gas to Egypt from tiny Qatar shows just how tough this summer is shaping up to be for the government in Cairo, facing a funding crunch and power cuts as it struggles to contain explos… More »
Peak oil: preparing for the extinction of ‘petroleum man’ (interview with Kjell Aleklett)
At the turn of the century, certain sections of the scientific community noticed a small but ominous speck on the horizon. Over the years, this speck has advanced… More »
This is a guest post by Adam Brandt, Assistant Professor from Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources Engineering.
Low energetic returns (e.g., EROI, NER) from oil sands extraction and upgrading have been noted as a potentia… More »