Tag: Energy

The Sustainability Checklist

Moving towards sustainability means moving towards a world that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Unfortunately this is a lot easier said than done and the individual actions

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Supermajor Oil and Gas Production and CAPEX for Q2 2016

As part of my “peak supermajor” project, I discuss the oil and gas production and capital expenditure of the supermajor oil and gas companies from 1900 through the 2nd quarter of 2016. Please leave me comments below.

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Peak Supermajors 2Q2016 Results

Overview Between 1999 and 2014 the liquid oil production rate for the supermajor oil and gas companies was on a steady decline. Between Q2-2014 to Q1-2016 this trend reversed, with liquids production increasing by over a million barrels per day. This increase in production

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Peak Supermajors 1Q2016 Results

Overview Supermajor liquids production increased significantly year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter. This is partly due to a large increase in capital expenditures by the supermajors from 2006 to 2013. Interestingly, this large increase in capital spending has not abated the drop in natural gas

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Do Aerator Shower Heads Use More Energy?

Our house had an old “high flow” shower head. As California is in the midst of an epic drought (despite all the recent rain), I was planning on installing a low flow “aerator” shower head. These shower heads mix in

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Peak Oil + Autonomous Cars = Traffic Nightmare

Autonomous Cars For a number of years now, high-end luxury cars have had autonomous cruise control systems that use lasers or radar to maintain a set distance to the car ahead. Earlier this month Tesla rolled out an autonomous driving mode in its

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Rooftop Solar eGallon Price Versus Gasoline

How much would it cost to drive an electric car that you charged using rooftop solar versus driving a gasoline car? In this video I do the calculation. Model: https://github.com/willmartindotcom/peakoilproof.com

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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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