Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Montana Crude Oil Production

Appears to have peaked. See, the Bakken formation is in Montana and North Dakota.

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via EIA: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=pet&s=mcrfpmt2&f=m



Technology versus Luck

What if our technology had more to do with luck than our luck had to do with technology?

James Hamilton:

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.

via Economics in Action : Issue 7 : November 15, 2012 : Exhaustible Resources and Economic Growth.

Yeah.. Don’t dismiss that possibility.



China wants to get fracked

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.

via China planning 'huge fracking industry' | Environment | guardian.co.uk.



What kids do to bike accident stats

Especially in suburban areas. Here’s Mesa, AZ 2005.

http://www.cityofmesa.org/transportation/pdf/bike_analysis.pdf

via The Industrialized Cyclist Research Page


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Bakken Development by County

via a comment by Rune Likvern at the Oil Drum: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9648#comment-931584


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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.



E-bikes vs. bikes

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

via European Cyclists' Federation – 20.11.2012- EU Parliament Backs ECF And Bicycle Industry Campaign To Protect Future Of Cycling.



Bike of the Day: Soma Double Cross

This bike puts a tire-width ditch in the pavement everywhere it goes.



TAPI

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India

via Investors sought for for Turkmen gas pipeline – The National.



Offshore Gaza


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British Gas (BG Group) and its partner, the Athens based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) owned by Lebanon’s Sabbagh and Koury families, were granted oil and gas exploration rights in a 25 year agreement signed in November 1999 with the Palestinian Authority.

via http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-and-natural-gas-the-israeli-invasion-and-gaza-s-offshore-gas-fields/11680



Saudi Arabia gets high on its own supply

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.

via Saudi summer oil burning hits record high in 2012 -JODI – Yahoo! News.




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