Tag: energy security

Peaks and Troughs Across the Energy Landscape

As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. First up, peak gasoline prices. It is a seasonal thing for […]  More »

U.S. more energy secure because of shale, chamber says

The United States became more energy secure in 2013 as the shale boom continued to pad domestic resources, according to an analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  More »

Leon Panetta: Time to stop governing by crisis on energy policy

Oil supply disruptions and other emergencies involving crude have long driven U.S. energy policy, but it’s time to break that cycle, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta insisted Wednesday.  More »

Leaders debate US energy security 40 years after oil embargo

Some of the biggest names in energy and international relations are sharing their views on the state of U.S. energy security at a national summit in Washington D.C. Wednesday, marking 40 years since the OPEC oil embargo ushered in a global fuel crisis.  More »

Military and business leaders urge US to end oil’s fuel monopoly

In a report issued Tuesday, former U.S. military leaders, cabinet secretaries and business leaders recommend ways the United States can pare America’s vulnerability to oil price hikes, by giving alternatives a chance to compete with gasoline and ending “oil’s virtual monopoly as a transportation fuel.”  More »

Report: US oil growth having limited effect on energy security

The United States may soon claim the throne as the world’s top crude and gas producer, but America’s dependence on oil leaves the nation at risk, according to a global energy security assessment issued Monday.  More »

Unconventional oil and gas making U.S. more secure

Higher oil and gas production and improvements in the resulting impact on the environment has helped lower the United States’ energy security risk by six percent, according to a new report on worldwide energy risks issued Friday.  More »

Three Nails in the Coffin of Peak Oil

This post is based on a talk I gave as an “undistinguished speaker” to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) oil finders lunch in Aberdeen a few weeks ago. This will be one of my last posts on The Oil Drum. There should be enough con…  More »

Energy security, power and technology

A team of journalism graduate students published a detailed project last week on energy security, geopolitics and technology that debunks several national myths about oil.  More »

‘Energy independence’ on the outs

Forget “energy independence.” Now the new catchphrase in the nation’s capital is “energy security.”  More »

Execs & military leaders urge big changes to transportation sector

A group of former military leaders and business executives, including the CEOs of Waste Management Inc. and FedEx Corp., on Monday said the United States’ dependence on oil for fueling its cars and trucks makes the country too vulnerable to supply disruptions and price shocks.  More »

Fossil fuel production to hit record in 2012

A University of Michigan economic professor says the United States will generate more energy from coal, oil and natural gas this year than ever before.  More »
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