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Not Oil, “Oil”

I somehow forgot to draw your attention to Kurt Cobb’s wonderful essay on the difference between oil and “liquids” – he does a better job than anyone I know in making clear what most Americans simply don’t know about our energy – all liquid fuels are not equivalent.  We have been told by implication that they are,…

A few readers have asked me to comment on Goldman Sachs’ prediction that the US will be the world’s largest Oil producer in 2017. I am delighted to do so. Several possible comments come to mind. 1. Apparently Crystal Meth has become the trendy drug at Goldman. 2. How did the Yes Men get this…

I shouldn’t complain – the Telegraph’s energy columnist, Rowena Mason is technically affirming that even non-crazy people can believe in peak oil. Her essay, titled “You Don’t Need to be a Mad Max Survivalist to Take Peak Oil Seriously” at least acknowledges the point. Her equation of Mad Max survivalism with “grows root vegetables” is…