Blog Posts - Peak Oil



I just Don't Get It

There is a finite amount of oil in our earth's crust. Yes, folks may quibble about the actual volume....but there is a good consensus  that there is a REAL and DEFINITE measurable quantity of oil worldwide, which will eventually run out.So, what...
by You Can Know Anything on Jul 29, 2016

The consequences of a low oil price

Something a little crazy has happened in the oil market this year, and we begin December with the price of crude below $70 for the first time since the global financial crisis. That figure rang a bell. It’s the ‘economic prerequisite̵...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 4, 2014

Why the Peak Oil predictions do not come true

Musjack.com – Peak Oil predictions For decades, “Peak Oil” in many circles the doomsday scenario par excellence: the world oil production should therefore reach its peak and then decline incessantly – which would drive up cost...

The Limits to Growth report – still on track

Even among environmentalists, it’s standard to insert the words ‘now discredited’ in front of any mention of the Limits to Growth report of 1972. The criticisms tend to be drawn from a hatful of recurring objections, most of which would never b...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 15, 2014

Are fossil fuels creating an asset bubble?

Although it’s easy to forget amidst all the hype around US production figures, we’re now several years into the uncharted territory of peak oil. Conventional oil production has plateaued, and we are increasingly reliant on unconventional oil to m...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 3, 2014

Ugo Bardi on extraction

Ugo Bardi talks about his new book, Extracted. He makes a some key points about depletion that seem to remain misunderstood no  matter how many times they are explained – resource depletion is not about running out of supplies, but about dimin...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 23, 2014

Oil companies hit production plateau

Do you subscribe to nef’s Energy Crunch newsletter? It’s a fortnightly round-up of stories exploring the relationship between energy, the economy and the environment, and it’s one of the more useful email newsletters I receive. (you...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 7, 2014

Retired BP Geologist Warns Global Oil Production Declining Over 4 Percent Annually

It’s been a long time since I last talked about peak oil production. Peak what? Yeah, the mainstream media would rather run stories about alternative energy and “unconventional” oil production, as if it will somehow make up for declining “con...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jan 9, 2014

The Energy of Nations, by Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations is about ‘risk blindness’ – society’s apparently pathological inability to confront the looming crises of the 21st century. The risks in question here are chiefly climate change, oil depletion and the ong...
by Make Wealth History on Oct 14, 2013

Four ways energy can derail the economy

On the train last night I was reading the opening chapter of Jeremy Leggett’s new book The Energy of Nations: Risk blindness and the road to renaissance. It’s about energy related systemic risks that could destabilise the global economy. Since I...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 19, 2013

The oil price and the recovery

Because of the focus on the financial collapse and the bailing out of banks, it’s easy to forget the role of oil in the recent economic turmoil. The great big spike in 2008, and the collapse immediately afterwards, has complicated the trend. Fi...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 11, 2013

A Tech Stock to Green the Earth

Cymor Stock Picks – Dynacert By Larry Cyna | April 15, 2013 Whats-Hot-or-Not Periodically we publish our stock picks. Stocks that we like are “Hot” and listed below. Stocks not considered hot are removed. Whats-Hot-or-Not Buy Dynacert $0.1...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Apr 15, 2013

Cymor Stock Picks – Dynacert By Larry Cyna | April 15, 2013 Whats-Hot-or-Not Periodically we publish our stock picks. Stocks that we like are “Hot” and listed below. Stocks not considered hot are removed. Whats-Hot-or-Not Buy Dynacert $0.1...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Apr 15, 2013

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer. “Everything’s fucked up, and nobody goes to jail,” he said. “That’s your whol...
by Alien UFO Sightings on Apr 5, 2013

Junior Gold Stocks Raise Anxiety

e Losses Raise Investor Anxiety Junior resource stocks have had their worst beating in many years. Most are down 50% or more. It is a very difficult time for investors in these stocks. There are many explanations, but whatever the reasons, there a...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Apr 4, 2013

Energy reality

The latest project from the PostCarbon Institute is to encourage ‘energy literacy’ in America. It takes a highly visual approach, using photos of the reality of our energy systems alongside essays on the fundamental choices we face over our energ...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 4, 2013

Nara Dreamland. Abandoned Theme Park in Japan (52 pics)

The entrance to the park was designed to look almost identical to Disneyland, including the Train depot, a Main Street, U.S.A. and the familiar Sleeping Beauty Castle at the hub. It also had a Matterhorn-type mountain (with a Matterhorn Bobsleds-type...
by Alien UFO Sightings on Mar 31, 2013

Cymor Stock Picks – Tethys Petroleum Limited-TSX

Whats-Hot-or-Not Periodically we publish our picks. Stocks that we like are “Hot” and listed below. Stocks not considered hot are removed. Whats-Hot-or-Not Buy Tethys Petroleum Limited $0.75 (TPL on the TSX) Tethys Petroleum (TPL) This is...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Mar 14, 2013

The Dismal Future of Natural Gas Exports & Gas Liquefication – III

The Canadian Oil Sands In our last article we discussed the dismal future of the Oil Sands and of the companies that extract oil from the Oil Sands. Because producers in the Oil Sands can’t get world prices for their oil, and can’t ship the oil i...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Mar 7, 2013

The Changing Values of Energy Stocks – Be Safe or Be Sorry – Part II

The Changing Values of Energy Stocks – Be Safe or Be Sorry – Part II In our previous blog, we discussed how energy companies have risen in importance to the investing public and how almost every portfolio has stocks of these natural gas and oil p...
by Cymor Strategic Growth Funds on Mar 3, 2013


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