KingM wrote:Good point. The armchair, hunch-driven analysis on this web site is much more credible than anything that could be offered by so-called professional "analysts" and "experts."
Thats a pretty ignorant and bold statement to make on a site like this. Granted there are plenty of "armchair" types here, but I can assure you I am not one. I have studied resource depletion, the oil and natural Gas industry, and the current state of affairs for most if not ALL the oil producing nations and companies. I have educated myself on the history, technology, and present state of global oil production. I read often and voluminously on the topic. I spend time at places like Rigzone, The Oil Drum, Chris Martenson.com, The Energy Bulletin, ASPO, etc. I also regularly read industry news and analysis and have been doing it for almost 8 years now. My oldest brother is a consultant inside the energy industry and currently is working on site prep and lease work in the Marcellus Shale. He also has several Petroleum Geologist friends whose brains I get to pick regularly and have had access to for many years.
I consider myself to be at least as well informed as most second and tertiary analysts at major corporations and energy analysis sites. I have more TIME than they do. I possess an innate ability to understand the larger picture after gathering diverse facts and data which most people are not able to emulate. Coming in here and claiming that my conclusions could be considered "hunch driven" or "armchair" in nature is both inflammatory and inaccurate.
I normally assume that stuff like this is troll bait, but I want others to understand that your characterization is once again, thoughtless, inaccurate, and patently incorrect.