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The Role of ExxonMobil

10 April 2017

There are many groups which promote a different view from that of the IPCC and of the scientific community, and a number of these groups are commercially funded by energy companies and others with a strong commercial interest in denial.  One of the most important statements of the dangers of [read more]

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

21 October 2014

On the 20th April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico there was an explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which subsequently sunk with the loss of eleven lives. The oil which gushed into the Gulf of Mexico was the largest marine oil spill ever recorded and it was only on the 19th September 2010 that [read more]

The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

21 October 2014

By Andrew Topf | Mon, 29 September 2014 20:41 | 7 Next time you get into your car and drive to the supermarket, think about how much energy you consume on an annual basis. It is widely assumed that Westerners are some of the world’s worst energy pigs. While Americans make up just 5 percent of [read more]

BP’s Texas City Refinery Explosion 2005

14 October 2014

On the 23rd March 2005, a fire and explosion occurred at BP’s Texas City Refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers and injuring more than 170 others.  The accident was a catastrophic process failure. The Texas City Refinery was the second-largest oil refinery in Texas and the third [read more]

Over the Peak – Why Peak Oil Matters

14 October 2014

In the last few days (written 14 October 2014) the headlines have focused on the increase in oil production from OPEC producers, now at its highest level since the summer of 2013 – In its monthly oil market report, OPEC said its oil production rose by 402,000 barrels a day in September [read more]

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 2009 Report on Oil Production

8 October 2009

Oct 8, 2009 – 8:41:11 AM A new report, launched on the 8th October 2009 by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), argues that conventional oil production is likely to peak before 2030, with a significant risk of a peak before 2020. The report concludes that the UK Government is not alone in [read more]

Crude Oil The Supply Outlook

16 December 2008

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook” is a report to the Energy Watch Group published in October 2007.  The main objective of the report was to project the future availability of crude oil up to 2030. The report concludes that the peak of world oil production was in 2006, earlier than some [read more]

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook”

29 October 2008

“Crude Oil The Supply Outlook” is a report to the Energy Watch Group published in October 2007.  The main objective of the report was to project the future availability of crude oil up to 2030. The report concludes that the peak of world oil production was in 2006, earlier than some [read more]

The Oil Drum

20 February 2008

The Oil Drum (http://www.theoildrum.com) is a very useful resource for all those interested in oil reserves, Peak Oil and energy consumption. The material on the Site is solid and the contributors appear to know what they are talking about.  This is also a solidly international effort, not another [read more]