Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bakken, North Dakota, tight oil, tight gas, EIA, Montana, Montana oil production, bakken formation
Appears to have peaked. See, the Bakken formation is in Montana and North Dakota.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Econbrowser, James Hamilton, luck, oil production, peak oil, production, technology, the Cult of Technology
What if our technology had more to do with luck than our luck had to do with technology?
My view is that with these new fields and new technology, we’ll see further increases in U.S. and world production of oil for the next several years. But, unlike many other economists, I do not expect that to continue for much beyond the next decade. We like to think that the reason we enjoy our high standard of living is because we have been so clever at figuring out how to use the world’s available resources. But we should not dismiss the possibility that there may also have been a nontrivial contribution of simply having been quite lucky to have found an incredibly valuable raw material that was relatively easy to obtain for about a century and a half.
Yeah.. Don’t dismiss that possibility.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: biology, China, Chinese energy production, energy, energy production, fracking, oil production, peak oil, water, water pollution
Everyone knows that oil and gas are more important than water. Right?
If fracking takes off in China as planned, it will likely exacerbate the nation’s existing water crisis. “Most of the nation’s shale gas lies in areas plagued by water shortages,” the report says. With about 20 percent of the world’s population and only 6 percent of the world’s water resources, China is one of the least water-secure countries in the world. Its water shortages are made worse by pollution: According to the Ministry of Water Resources about 40 percent of China’s rivers were so polluted they were deemed unfit for drinking, while about 300 million rural residents lack access to safe drinking water each year.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Arizona, bicycle, bicycling, bicycling by children, bicycling safety, Bike accidents, child cyclists, curb-cut jungle, industrialized cyclist, kids on bikes, Mesa, pdf, police reports, Safe Routes to School, suburban areas, suburban cycling, suburbia, traffic accidents, transportation, urban cycling
Especially in suburban areas. Here’s Mesa, AZ 2005.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy production, hydraulic fracturing, North Dakota, Oil Drum, oil production, peak oil, Rune Likvern, tacos, tight gas, tight oil
via a comment by Rune Likvern at the Oil Drum: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9648#comment-931584
looks a little peaky…probably just a temporary hitch… don’t be alarmed…
Note: the Bakken shale is in Montana as well as North Dakota.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycling, bike, biking, cycling, e-bikes, ECF, EU, European Commission, human-powered transportation, motorbikes, motorized transportation, pedelec, urban cycling
Pedelec. A new word to me.
In a vote at the European Parliament today, MEPs have decided to keep the original European Commission proposal; only pedelecs with a maximum speed of 25 km/h and 250 watts power will remain exempt from motorbike regulation. Europe’s cycling organisations have welcomed the move, seeing it as a clear separation between bicycles and motorbikes
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: bicycles, bike of the day, cross bike, cyclo-cross, cyclocross, Soma, Soma Double Cross, Soma touring bike, Tange Prestige, touring bike
This bike puts a tire-width ditch in the pavement everywhere it goes.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Afghanistan, afghanistan pakistan, energy, India, India oil imports, Iran, Natural gas, natural gas exports, natural gas imports, Pakistan, TAPI, Trans-Caspian pipeline, transportation, Turkmen gas pipeline, Turkmenistan
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: available net exports, energy, JODI, Joint Oil Data Initiative, KSA, oil demand, peak oil, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil consumption, Saudi Arabian oil production, Taco Bell
Leaving less for our late-night Taco Bell runs.
DUBAI, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia burned record volumes
of crude oil over the summer, official government figures show,
contrary to its aim of using more gas for power generatation to
reduce wastage of crude that it could export.
During the peak period from early June through September,
Saudi Arabia burned an average of 763,250 barrels per day (bpd)
of crude, compared to an average of 701,250 bpd last year and
747,750 bpd in the previous record summer of 2010, official
government data issued on Sunday under the Joint Oil Data
Initiative (JODI) shows.