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News from April 2011

Michael Ruppert & Jerome Corsi – The Peak Oil Debate

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Michael Ruppert & Jerome Corsi – The Peak Oil Debate 2006 Host: George Noory — Coast To Coast AM A Fast Blast poll (01/12/2006, after this show) found 62% siding with Corsi and 38% with Ruppert. Were do you side today in 2011? Author Jerome Corsi and researcher Michael Rupper debated whether oil is a […]


Massive two-day anti-U.S. protest begins in Pakistan

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Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Saturday started a two-day sit-in against the U.S. drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions, blocking main supply route for NATO troops in the neighboring Afghanistan. Anger runs high in Pakistan against the U.S. drone strikes in the Waziristan tribal area, which CIA considers as the base for al-Qaeda […]


Australia Radio National: Peak oil just around the corner

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Oil supplies are rapidly dwindling and demand is increasing leading analysts to warn of an impending oil crunch. The global oil supply has lost the equivalent of the volume of the North Sea oil reserve in 15 months. By 2014, supply is expected to fall short of demand. Other factors could bring that forward. Fatih […]


TEPCO finds radioactive concrete emitting 900,000 microsieverts per hour of nuclear radiation

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The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that concrete debris emitting a high level of radiation has been found near the Number 3 reactor. Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says its workers detected radioactivity of 900 millisieverts per hour being emitted from a 30-by-30 centimeter concrete fragment, 5 centimeters thick, […]


Short Life Expectancy for BP Whistleblowers?

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Mysterious deaths have befallen at least 9 whistleblowers reportedly connected to the gulf oil spill. The investigation, if it can properly be so called, of the unsolved murder of the former high ranking Pentagon official and presidential advisor John P. Wheeler III, who was also an expert on chemical and biological weapons, may be taking […]


Gasoline Gangsters Episode 15: Peak-A-Boo! New EIA Data

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In this episode I review EIA or Energy Information Administration data for oil production in Africa, the Middle East and North America. youtube.com


Dr. Kenneth Deffeyes on Peak Oil

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20 minute talk from Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett’s 2005 Energy Conference. Dr. Deffeyes is an author and Princeton University professor emeritus. He joined the Shell research lab when M. King Hubbert had recently issued his controversial predictions that U.S. oil production would peak during the ’70s. After reworking Hubbert’s numbers, Dr. Deffeyes sought other employment. […]


Mike Strizki’s Off Grid (Hydrogen) House

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Panacea-BOCAF websites: http://www.panaceauniversity.org/courses.htm http://www.panacea-bocaf.org/randdprinciples.htm For more on Mike Strizki and his amazing work, visit: http://www.hopewellproject.org http://www.renewableenergyinternational.com http://www.theessentialelement.com


Japanese government considers underground wall to contain Fukushima radiation

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The Japanese government is considering building an underground barrier near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent radioactive material from spreading far from the plant via soil and groundwater, a senior government official said. Sumio Mabuchi, a special adviser to the prime minister, revealed the plan Friday at the Japan National Press Club […]


In Saudi Brokered Deal, Yemen President Is Next To Offer To Step Down In Exchange For Immunity

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UPDATE: Yemeni presidential aide says Saleh has accepted a GCC proposal that would lead to transition of power. The WSJ reports that another very likely casualty of the not so velvet revolution in MENA, and of increasingly heated (and more desperate) backdoor deals with Saudi Arabia the UAE, is Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh who […]


Disquieting Saudi Oil Indicators and the Next Oil Shock

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Stuart at Early Warning has a post looking at the implications of various oil production data points coming out of Saudi Arabia – Disquieting Saudi Oil Indicators and the Next Oil Shock. There are a growing number of indicators of concern in Saudi Arabian oil production: 1) According to the Wall St Journal, production sharply […]


Economic Resilience #3. Rethink the idea of “Jobs”

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“Jobs” as we know them today — paychecks from large corporate employers — are a very recent phenomenon in human history. Within our new understanding of the future economy, this form of earning a living is not too likely to continue. Even the idea of “green jobs” is deeply flawed. Many of the “green” jobs […]


Oil Situation May Be Worse Than You Think

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Oil is the biggest single cost input into any business, good, commodity or product. We know it, but it bears repeating. So, if you’re looking for a reason for commodity prices to rise, you probably don’t have to look any further than the single biggest input. Right now, oil prices are scratching around the $110 […]


Assessing the energy implications of political intervention

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Energy is back in the public consciousness and perhaps higher up political priority lists than at any time since the summer of 2008. Disruptions in Libya, leaked cables about Saudi Arabia’s creative accounting, and rapid growth in worldwide understandings of resource depletion make dodging future energy supply problems increasingly difficult. A few symptoms of this […]


Peak Oil: How Soon? How Serious?

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Petroleum Geologist Jeffrey J. Brown provides an overview of the global energy picture, focused on oil supply and demand and the impact of peak oil exports. Is the world at or near the maximum of oil production? Can new finds make up for increasing consumption? How might net exporters alter supply?


A Contrarian View On Commodity “Speculation”

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In response to the president’s moronic witch hunt of oil “traders” which, for a POTUS so set on distinguishing himself from the prior administration, was only missing the phrasing “read my lips, no more speculators” for people to suffer the biggest glitch in the matrix to date, we decided to present this note from Jared […]


Bilderberg Wants Gas Prices at $7 a Gallon

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In a follow-up to his American Free Press article, veteran newspaper reporter and Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker told Alex Jones today that the globalists fully intend to launch a ground invasion of Libya and also jack up the price of gas to $7 per gallon. (See also: Kissinger Calls For US Ground Invasion Of Libya.) […]


Post-Mubarak Egypt may cut gas to Israel

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Former Egyptian Oil Minister Sameh Fahmy has been arrested with five associates on charges of supplying Israel with natural gas at below-market prices, indicating a possible cutoff of supplies that could prove to be costly for Israel politically and economically. It could, in particular, bode ill for the historic 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and […]


BP’s Secret Deepwater Blowout

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Greg Palast has a report on another offshore oil drilling accident by BP during oil exploration in Azerbaijan – BP’s Secret Deepwater Blowout. Only 17 months before BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig suffered a deadly blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP deepwater oil platform also blew out. You’ve heard and seen much about the […]


Land of rising food anxieties

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Most Japanese cannot remember the last time they had to think deeply about where their next meal would come from. Only the eldest of Japanese with memories of food rations and scarcity from World War II and its aftermath would possess experience from which to draw. But that has changed since the triple disaster of […]


Looking Back at North Sea Oil Production Projections

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In 1999, I wrote a paper concerning the production decline of North Sea oil fields and made projections for the future of Norwegian and United Kingdom (U.K.) oil production (crude + condensate). For comparison purposes, I compared my projections with those by the U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (US DOE/EIA). Table I is from […]


New Car Engine Sends Shock Waves Through Auto Industry

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Despite shifting into higher gear within the consumer’s green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine. However, researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called […]


Syrians hold ‘Great Friday’ protests

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Protests come as activists demand an end to Baath Party monopoly on power and the establishment of a democratic system. Thousands of people have reportedly taken to the streets in Damascus for rallies on what activists have dubbed “Great Friday”, hoping to see the largest protests in Syria to date against Bashar al-Assad, the president. Rallies were […]


Peak Oil – April 2011 Update

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The US Energy Information Administration’s January oil production figures are out, and they show record oil production. Where are we headed from here? Figure 1. World “Liquids” Production through January 2011, based on Energy Information Administration data. While production for January is up a bit (219,000 barrels compared to December), the monthly numbers bounce around […]


The Future of Oil: Peak Prices, Peak Production, Piqued Consumers

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The Future of Oil: Peak Prices, Peak Production, Piqued Consumers – Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming – 2008-06-11 – WASHINGTON (June 9, 2008) – As prices at the pump reach record levels on a daily basis, many consumers and analysts are asking the same questions: How bad could prices get? And what […]


Let’s get real about the oil sands

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HYDROCARBONS will play a vital role in meeting global energy demand for decades. This is a view shared by Canada’s oil-sands producers and independent energy analysts, such as the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA estimates 1.4bn people – more than 20% of the global population – live without electricity. Canada’s oil sands are uniquely […]


We must halt the explosion in population to offer decent life for all, says Sir David Attenborough

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Sir David Attenborough has warned that population growth must be stopped in order to offer a ‘decent life’ for all. The wildlife broadcaster said people were shying away from accepting that the world’s resources cannot sustain current levels of population growth. ‘There cannot be more people on this Earth than can be fed,’ he writes […]


Defending oil speculators to the president

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Mr. President, Give Us a Break Now it has risen to the level of the Presidency. President Obama is now perpetuating the dangerous myth that oil speculators are conspiring to drive oil prices higher. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is indeed a conspiracy to drive prices higher, but that conspiracy is within […]


Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

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The Independent has a report on discussions between the British government and BP in the lead up to the Iraq war – Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq. Hands up if you are surprised by this. More at Empty Wheel and Patrick Cockburn at The Independent – They denied it […]


Luis Giusti: Interview with a Global Oil Insider

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Luis E. Giusti, enemies and supporters agree, transformed the global oil industry. As chairman and chief executive officer of global oil mammoth Petroleos de Venezuela SA, best known for its acronym PDVSA, he not only revolutionized Venezuela’s oil production capacity, but also OPEC by forcing a revision of the quota system. He led one of […]


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