Category: Energy Posts

Buy My Book! Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and a Peak Oil Future of Black Markets

People who have followed my blog for a while know that I’m writing a book on peak oil investing. I’m still hard at work on that book and things are moving forward. I’ve got a developmental editor helping me focus

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BP Statistical Review Shows Peak Oil Bumpy Plateau

June is always an exciting month because each year BP releases their “statistical review of world energy” around this time. The BP Statistical Review is one of three important public sources of global oil production data. The other two are

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Peak Oil and the Outlook for Oil Supply and Demand

This is a presentation I gave last week to the Adhesive and Sealant Council annual convention in Orlando. The presentation starts with an explanation of the current state of the debate surrounding peak oil. I then move into the outlook for

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Psychological Trigger Points For Crude Oil Demand Destruction

I’ve talked about demand destruction before in this blog. Demand destruction occurs when the marginal benefit of using more crude oil exceeds the marginal cost for people. Essentially, when oil prices go too high, people use less oil. On a

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Questions

“It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” Peak Oil What oil price can the global economy support without going into a recession? Have we passed peak $50/bbl oil? Have we passed peak $100/bbl oil? With oil companies cutting

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2014 Predictions

I love New Years because it is the one time of year when experts seem to throw caution to the wind and make wild predictions about asset prices.  Of course, most of these predictions will be wrong because as Yogi

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Harvard’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Statement

Harvard University has been under pressure since last November when 72% of the student body voted in favor of divesting fossil fuels from the school’s $32 Billion endowment. This month the president of Harvard, Drew Faust, responded to this divestment

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Peak Global Energy Efficiency

Fossil fuels are finite and eventually their global production will peak and decline.  Since our global economic growth has a nearly perfect correlation with global energy consumption, a decline in global fossil fuel energy availability could mean “the end of

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Global Oil Dashboard – Q2 2013

Here is the second installment of the of the “global oil dashboard” for Q2 2013. I created this tool to help me track the key quantitative indicators of peak oil. Oil is a finite resource and peak oil will happen

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Chasing Yields

Baby boomers who are retired or close to retirement are finding themselves without a lot of options for “safe” income-generating investments these days. Over the past 60 years the classic 50%/50% stock/bond portfolio has yielded a combined annual income from

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