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Oil shocks will hit region hard

General Ideas

Fuel prices are rising. More oil shocks have been predicted, and we remain unready to face a new age that is approaching rapidly.

Some may not have heard of “peak oil”. If so, I suggest Googling it up.

Alerts: This year Exxon Mobil has warned us to prepare for demand-driven oil shocks. Last year, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid A. Al-Falih warned us to expect an oil supply shortage by 2020.

When it hits, our region will be hard hit. We still lack a functioning rail link or coastal shipping facilities to offset any road transport problems.

Admittedly, the world is moving on to electric cars and bicycles, but heavy transport remains almost totally reliant on fossil fuels.

Oil unavailability or un-affordability will drive us to alternative energy, but before long it will be alternative everything.

Petroleum is part of nearly everything, even jobs.

Peak oil and its impacts have been delayed by shale oil and new drilling technologies such as fracking and horizontal drilling, along with deep sea and oil sand extraction, keeping us addicted to oil that much longer.

With millions of the world’s people homeless, lacking adequate food and clean water, ongoing fossil-fuel-use habits are now morally unacceptable.

The consequences of continuing as we do now are likely to be irreversible.

Using even 20 percent of the known, extractable fossil fuel reserves would jeopardise the basic necessities of human life.

The madness of it all.

Thank God we have a Government that sees the futility of searching for more of this product that threatens our future.

I want a world for our kids and grandkids. What about you?

Bob Hughes

gisborneherald.co.nz



210 Comments on "Oil shocks will hit region hard"

  1. deadly on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 4:26 am 

    Shocks of all kinds take place throughout history.

    1600 CE

    February 19: Huaynaputina in Southern Peru erupted (exploded) as one of the largest eruptions affecting world wide climate for the next 4 years. It produced 13 cubic km of pyroclastics flows and mud flows to the Pacific Ocean some 120 km away. It continued to erupt into March. Ashfall was reported 250–500 km away. It ejected 16 million to 32 million metric tons into the atmosphere, notably sulfur dioxide.
    It caused the coldest years in six centuries, in Russia (1601-1603) resulting in famine where over an estimated 2 million died.
    127,000 bodies are buried in mass graves in Moscow alone.
    Eatonia, Switzerland and Latvia reported bitter cold winters of (1600-1602)
    France reported in 1601 the wine harvest was late.
    Germany wine industry collapsed.
    Japan reported Lake Suwa had its earliest freezing in 500 years.
    China reported peach trees bloomed late.
    Greenland core studies confirmed the sulfuric acid spike was larger than that from the Krakatau eruption of 1883.

    And humans with their tiny teeny stupid brains think they can change anything.

    They think that way because they really are stupid.

    Nothing can be done to prevent the oil shock that is barreling at us traveling at ludicrous speed going to plaid.

  2. Boney Joe on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 4:36 am 

    DavyDonaldTurd (DDT):

    You lie and fabricate so often that it’s habitual.

    “The U.S. emitted 15.6 metric tons of CO2 per person in 1950 and 15.8 metric tons per person in 2017.”

    “CO2 Emissions Hit 67-Year Low In Trump’s America”

    You’re a liar or you can’t count or both. Hmm, last I checked dumb ass, 15.8 is greater than 15.6. You’re so eager to suck Trump’s cock that the facts you use are contradictory, assuming the facts you present are true, which is highly doubtful considering you as the source.

    DDT, you are the absolute worst hypocrite.

  3. Davy on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 4:46 am 

    Bony Juan, check the referenced article and get back to me. If the article is incorrect then prove it. I never said it was right are wrong.

    Boney Juan, you are going off the deep end with your sock puppeteering. Why don’t you just be honest instead of playing your games.

  4. pointer on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 5:36 am 

    Good lord, what a lame article.

  5. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 6:01 am 

    Delusional Davy “Bony Juan, check the referenced article and get back to me. If the article is incorrect then prove it. I never said it was right are wrong.”

    Maybe Joe will bother to follow your link, I know I won’t. I mostly ignore your links and long comments because you haven’t said anything new in years. You are stuck in a rut, Exceptionalist! For me, reading your comments would be a waste of time. For a short while I enjoyed it, though, years ago.

  6. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 6:09 am 

    Delusional Davy “Boney Juan, you are going off the deep end with your sock puppeteering. Why don’t you just be honest instead of playing your games.”

    Projecting again, Exceptionalist? You wouldn’t know honesty if it hit you in the face, as it does here every single day. They say a liar won’t believe in anyone else and you are living proof of that. The sad truth is that the vast majority of the people on this forum deeply dislike you, Davy. You have noone but yourself to blame. Stop lying and abusing others if you don’t like the consequences or grow a pair and accept what you are to others. Your squealing and whining is quite pathetic!

  7. twocats on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 6:37 am 

    meanwhile in a world that matters – norway maintenance done, libya force majuere lifted, kazakhstan outage is over.

    venezuela crises, syncrude, and iran sanctions are the remaining issues right now. the world is tip-toeing on the razors edge but the moment of judgement will probably be delayed a little longer – take solace or frustration in that depending on your preferences.

  8. twocats on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 6:38 am 

    i didn’t mention permian pipeline capacity just because it will more than likely take a solid year to resolve that issue, so not really a “crises”, more like a grave situation.

  9. Davy on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 6:57 am 

    bonehead, who cares about your hurt feelings. Can you say something intelligent is my question, you or your sock puppet play toy? If not, buy an Xbox and play a combat video or something. You are more and more a clown. I wonder when the depression will set in and you will go silent like previous years. I feel for your poor wife.

  10. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 7:34 am 

    Delusional Davy “bonehead, who cares about your hurt feelings.”
    What hurt feelings are you talking about, exceptionalist? My feelings are not hurt. LOL! I think you are projecting again. You are the one whining like a pussy here every single day.

  11. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 7:40 am 

    Delusional Davy “Can you say something intelligent is my question, you or your sock puppet play toy? If not, buy an Xbox and play a combat video or something.”
    Your delusion that I use sock puppets is one of your strongest projections, Exceptionalist! And, as I already told you I am not going anywhere anytime soon. If you want a break from me, you will have to earn it. I am comfortably retired and have all the time in the world to play with you whenever I want. I don’t play video games. LOL!

  12. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 7:43 am 

    Delusional Davy “You are more and more a clown.”

    And loving every minute of it, exceptionalist! LOL!

  13. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 7:49 am 

    Delusional Davy “I wonder when the depression will set in and you will go silent like previous years.”
    My depression has always been a part of my life and has nothing to do with my giving you a break before, that was pity for you because you are so sad, hopeless, and pathetic. I know you want me to go silent, but this time you have to lead by example.

  14. JuanP on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 7:55 am 

    Delusional Davy “I feel for your poor wife.”
    That is an outright lie from the board’s biggest liar. You don’t feel for anyone other than yourself, Exceptionalist! You can’t because you are an antisocial narcissistic sociopath. You don’t even feel for your own kids and women in your life; if you did you would seek professional help.

  15. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 10:26 am 

    February 19: Huaynaputina in Southern Peru erupted (exploded) as one of the largest eruptions affecting world wide climate for the next 4 years. It produced 13 cubic km of pyroclastics flows and mud flows to the Pacific Ocean some 120 km away.

    And humans with their tiny teeny stupid brains think they can change anything.

    They think that way because they really are stupid.

    Not sure if your point is that humans do not have influence on the environment… because if you do, if you might want consider that against that 13 km3 vulcanic material in 1600, we currently have a yearly global oil consumption to the tune of 5.8 km3 oil. Add to that coal and gas (year-in-year-out) and we have comparable scale here.

  16. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 10:53 am 

    Next year diesel cars will be verboten in car capital Stuttgart:

    http://www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/stuttgart-diesel-fahrverbote-ab-anfang-2019-a-1217876.html

  17. denial on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 11:21 am 

    Can’t people just stick to the facts instead of infantile insults?
    Juan can you really say you are not crazy? You spend hours on the computer insulting people you have never met? Shit I am crazy just for wasting my time here; I just thought I would find some insight into peak oil….
    Go into the woods camping hiking etc….and get off your computer!!!

  18. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 11:39 am 

    Since I turned 18 I have witnessed..

    The stolen 2000 election

    9/11

    The neverending “War on Terror”

    The Iraq War

    The housing bust

    The Great Recession

    The middle class destroyed

    The election of Trump

    Nazis marching in the streets

    My whole country going insane

    Please tell me it gets better..

  19. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 11:52 am 

    Rage Against the Machine demand Nigel Farage change podcast name

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/11/rage-against-the-machine-abhors-nigel-farage-podcast-tag?CMP=twt_gu

  20. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 11:55 am 

    “My whole country going insane.”

    “Please tell me it gets better.”

    It isn’t ‘your’ country. It does not belong to you. That would simply be a part of your indoctrination, and you can always move somewhere else that isn’t going insane.

  21. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:08 pm 

    Greg

    I am not going to bug out like a lunatic and leave my country and everything i know..Stop trying to push your cult (prepping) on everyone else..It doesn’t matter how many people you can convert..Your plan is still unreasonable and irrational..

  22. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:09 pm 

    Most People Think World Is More Dangerous Under Donald Trump, New Survey Finds

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/survey-most-people-think-world-is-more-dangerous-under-donald-trump-1.6266699

  23. BobInget on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:15 pm 

    US has entered crude shortage and market does not realize it.
    The SPR draw and pipeline fills have elevated US crude levels. The math shows the crude inventories have fallen lower than 2012, 2013,and 2014. This is discounting the over 70 MM barrels of storage capacity that has been added since 2014.

    Total crude inventory including SPR is 1065 MM barrels. Subtract 30 MM barrels for pipeline fills and now you are at 1035 MM barrels. The numbers are 1042 MBLS in 2014, 1042 MBLS in 2013 and 1048 MBLS in 2013 for the same week

  24. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:18 pm 

    Netanyahu meets Putin in Kremlin

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/netanyahu-meets-putin-in-kremlin-to-discuss-iranian-presence-in-syria-1.6265686

    Do what your Kosher masters tell you Putin..

    LMFAO!

  25. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:31 pm 

    “I am not going to bug out like a lunatic and leave my country and everything i know..”

    Then stop complaining about the insanity, because it isn’t going to get better anytime soon. It is only going to get much worse. You can always move.

  26. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:41 pm 

    Greg

    Running away with my tail between my legs is not an option for me..You are an old elderly frightened man..A beta male..

  27. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:46 pm 

    “Running away with my tail between my legs is not an option for me..You are an old elderly frightened man..A beta male..”

    I do not plan to commit suicide. I plan on facing any and all challenges face on. I am more than ready, willing, and able. Unlike you, Master ‘alpha’ male.

    LOL

  28. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 12:57 pm 

    Do what your Kosher masters tell you Putin..

    LMFAO!

    “Kosher masters?” You wish, millikike.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C18roJuXcAANBau.jpg

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/23/boris-berezovsky-found-dead-berkshire-home

    ROFL

    Putin sabotaged the neocon plan for US colonization of Syria big-time. Both Iraq and Syria are now associated with SCO, Turkey is basically leaving the western alliance and KSA could fall soon if Iran and Turkey combine forces. And Qatar successfully resisted being disciplined by KSA and agitates against Riyadh.

    ZOG is down for the count.

    Now go and organize your “commie revolution” millimind, so the imperial loot can be divided among Eurasians.

  29. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:07 pm 

    Greg

    Your prepping is just emotional fantasy and “Survival Bias”..

  30. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:08 pm 

    Clogg

    Europe is going to collapse within a decade..Do you want me to cite the numbers from the world bank again?

    Now run away you scummy economic loser..

  31. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:14 pm 

    Clog

    The elites like Putin are headed for the guillotines..

    Russia has already been booted from the G8..And the entire western media has turned him into the worlds number one bad guy..

    All they need now is a false flag..

    And then goodbye mother Russia!

  32. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:19 pm 

    “Your prepping is just emotional fantasy and “Survival Bias”..”

    I can assure you that my ”prepping’ is very real, I am enjoying my life to the fullest, and there is no insanity around here at all.

    If you choose to stay in place that will only become increasingly insane, that is your prerogative. You make your bed, you get to sleep in it.

  33. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:23 pm 

    “And the entire western media has turned him into the worlds number one bad guy..”

    Correction, the U.S. ZO-MSM has made him out to be the world’s number one bad guy. The fact that you believe in the lies, makes you an easily manipulated fool.

  34. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:25 pm 

    “Europe is going to collapse within a decade”

    By that time this board will likely no longer exist because the country won’t. So nobody will verify your feverish claims.

    “The elites like Putin are headed for the guillotines..”

    In America yes, but Putin is wildly popular in his stable, homogenuous country.

    https://documents1940.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/cw2-brewing/
    (mostly your links, you fool)

    “All they need now is a false flag..
    And then goodbye mother Russia!”

    We all know where the planets real criminals are situated, millimind. They soon will be disciplined, now that Trump is looking for a fight with the entire world, probably intentional to blow up the empire, before the deep state returns.

  35. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:32 pm 

    Trump wants NATO to increase defense spending..He is just another deep state lap dog..And clogg the bootlicker eats up like candy..

  36. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:34 pm 

    Clogg

    You should use this new yorker link..Much more sophisticated..

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/is-america-headed-for-a-new-kind-of-civil-war

    See that is the difference between us..I dont deny the us is headed for collapse..But you deny Europe is right on its way as well..

  37. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:50 pm 

    Minerals Council says 75% of SA’s gold mines unprofitable

    https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/mining/2018-07-11-minerals-council-says-75-of-sas-gold-mines-unprofitable/

  38. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:55 pm 

    “See that is the difference between us..I dont deny the us is headed for collapse..But you deny Europe is right on its way as well..”

    Uhuh, so you admit you are on the verge of collapse, and now Europe must collapse as well, out of a sort of symmetry.

    The point is, the situation is not symmetric. The most important trigger for collapse is shifting demographics, the battle between (white) right and mixed left in the US. The situation in the US is far less stable than in Europe.

    You go first.

  39. GregT on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 1:59 pm 

    “Trump wants NATO to increase defense spending..He is just another deep state lap dog..”

    NATO and The UN are deep state lap dogs MM. Trump is also tearing up U.S. ties with the UN.

  40. peakyeast on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:07 pm 

    I cant say im disappointed in Trump – Like Obama – He was supposed to give the people a feeling of change and nothing has happened. Which I expected. Even the whining, bad loser postures of the Democrats are probably just for shows.

  41. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:09 pm 

    Saudi’s and Russia are on their last legs and will peak real soon..only EUR technology is keeping them afloat..

  42. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:10 pm 

    “Ask a historian Clogg..I challenge you to put your WW2 theories to the test..”

    https://russia-insider.com/en/history/we-need-great-historians-david-irving-our-knowledge-ww2-completely-wrong/ri23744

  43. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:11 pm 

    Clog

    Do you want me to cite the data that proves Europe and Japan are in no better shape?

    Like I said..You deny Europe is in a depression headed for collapse..

    This is the difference between us..I am honest and can handle the truth..You are dishonest and are a weakling who can’t handle the truth..

  44. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:14 pm 

    Clogg

    Spreading Russian propaganda doesn’t prove anything..

    Ask an expert Clogg..I challenge you..Prove yourself..

    https://old.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/

    You won’t because you know its all emotional fantasy..Neither will Greg for the same reason..And you both don’t have the self esteem to admit you are wrong..

  45. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:25 pm 

    Ask an expert Clogg..I challenge you..Prove yourself..
    https://old.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/
    You won’t because you know its all emotional

    It is telling that you avoid discussing the topic yourself like the plague and cowardly hide yourself against those who will only repeat empire lies… or get the sack:

    https://www.amazon.com/Banged-Up-Survival-Political-Prisoner/dp/1872197310

    Nobody here has dared to challenge “my” WW2 views. All run with the tail between the legs, including millimind.

  46. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:27 pm 

    Clog

    I am not a history expert..So that is why I don’t challenge you.And the fact that you wont even try to ask a real historian..Proves beyond any doubt that you know you would be laughed at..

    its easy to pick on uneducated boomers on this board.But when you are challenged by a real expert..You back down like a bitch..

  47. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:29 pm 

    BMW to Move US Production to China due to Trump Tariffs..

    https://www.fxstreet.com/analysis/bmw-to-move-us-production-to-china-more-winning-coming-200b-trump-response-201807110526

  48. Cloggie on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:32 pm 

    “I am not a history expert.”

    So what is your area of expertise?

    Rape?
    Inciting war?
    Qoting jews?

  49. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:37 pm 

    Clogg

    I had no problem emailing and asking an energy economist and expert if the global economy would collapse..

    Like I said..Put up or shut up..If you wont take the test, that means you know your theories are baseless..

  50. MASTERMIND on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 2:39 pm 

    Clogg

    And your book from Amazon is a conflict of interest because the author is selling it to make money..

    You don’t ask a barber if you need a haircut..

    -Warren Buffet

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