Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Aramco, energy, KSA, Naimi, peak oil, Prince Faisal, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil consumption, Saudi Oil Minister, Saudi oil production, Saudi production capacity
Even in a totalitarian government they can’t get their stories together.
“Saudi Arabia’s national production management scheme is set to increase total capacity to 15 million barrels per day and have an export potential of 10 [million] barrels per day by 2020,” Prince Faisal, a former Saudi ambassador to the US and UK said in a speech at the Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs of Harvard University. The speech was delivered last week and posted on the centre’s website late Monday.
The prince clarified his position in an email on Tuesday. “Saudi consumption may reach five million barrels of oil by then , hence the production capacity of fifteen million barrels,” is required to maintain country’s export potential, he said.
Saudi Arabia would be lucky to go past production of 9 million barrels a day by 2020 and, “we don’t see anything like 15 million barrels a day before 2030, 2040,” said Naimi in an appearance at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC Tuesday.
Notice in this article and others how any potential increase or decrease in Saudi oil production is always portrayed as a matter of policy, not geology.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abaya, America's Gas Station, bicycle ban, bicycle smile, bicycling, cycling ban, desert cycling, KSA, MIA, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil consumption, this is largely our fault
The kingdom’s religious police are now allowing women to ride bikes in parks and recreational areas.
However, they have to be accompanied by a male relative and dressed in the full Islamic head-to-toe abaya.
No cycling for transportation of course. Not in the Big Gas Station. A strange policy considering that every time somebody gets into a car in SA, it comes straight out of the profits of the princes.
I guess the Saudi religious police have never heard of ‘bicycle smile.’
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bakken, crude oil, demand destruction, energy, fracking, IEA, KSA, mbd, oil consumption, oil production, Our Finite World, refinery gain, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil production, shale gas, shale oil, tight gas, tight oil, Tvberg, Tverberg, unconventional oil, US oil production, WEO, World Energy Outlook
The happy talk on future production is crazier than ever in the latest IEA World Energy Outlook, but there are also some stunningly pessimistic predictions buried inside. Wild!
For instance: The US will become number one oil producuh again and rediscover our lost oil-producing prowess with about 11 million barrels/day (Yay!) — which must mean Saudi Arabia won’t approach IEA’s previous prediction for that country of roughly 15 mbd output (Ooof). And the predicted exporter status of the US (Yay!) relies as much on a huge drop in consumption as it does on increases in production (Ooof). So it’s a bit of a sad day in IEA land, where consumption always went up, up, up.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides unrealistically high oil forecasts in its new 2012 World Energy Outlook (WEO). It claims, among other things, that the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer by 2020, and will become a net oil exporter by 2030.
Figure 1. Author’s interpretation of IEA Forecast of Future US Oil Production under “New Policies” Scenario, based on information provided in IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook.
Figure 1 shows that this increase comes solely from the expected rise in tight oil production and natural gas liquids. The idea that we will become an exporter in later years occurs despite falling production, because “demand” will drop so much.
Note that IEA and other maniacs add NGLs, biodiesel and even ‘refinery gain’ to the US oil production number, in a crude attempt to fool y’all.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: crude oil production, energy, Forbes, global oil productionoil production statistics, JODI, KSA, OECD, oil production, OPEC, peak oil, production numbers, Russia, Russian energy ministry, russian oil, Russian oil production, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil production
…between official Russian oil production numbers and JODI numbers.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: crude oil, oil production, oil supply, peak oil, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil production, Schumer
But Senator — to what degree will desperate-sounding ‘comments’ from US officials like yourself counteract those hypothetical emphatic promises? Seems like Shoom is scrambling for relevance.
Schumer called on Saudi Arabia to repeat its intention to make up for supply losses, arguing the comments will drive down gas prices, which are tethered to global oil prices.
“If the markets believe this is real, the price will come down even further. So we are asking the Saudis to repeat this promise,” Schumer said.
“The more explicit they are, the more emphatic they are, the more they ensure the markets that they are for real here,” he continued, “the more the markets will calm down more permanently and the more the price will come down.”
Filed under: maps | Tags: Abwar, Djibouti, Gulf of Oman, Oman, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
via U. Texas:
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, depletion, North Sea, Norway, OECD, Oh Heck, oil supply, OPEC, peak oil, Reguly, Saudi Arabia
Like this Eric Reguly character of the Globe and Mail:
Why hasn’t the high price triggered a production surge? The biggie, it seems, is that the non-OPEC countries are simply not up to the job. As Barclays points out, non-OPEC supply last year landed at a full one million barrels a day less than forecast by the International Energy Agency. The North Sea (whose production is shared by Britain and Norway) continued its terminal decline. Brazil and Azerbaijan were also the scenes of production disappointments.
Meanwhile, OPEC, dominated by Saudi Arabia, is sweating exceedingly hard. OPEC production volumes are at three-year highs, to the point that the cartel has only about 1.6 million barrels a day of spare capacity, and still prices are climbing.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Cantor, Iran, Iran oil exports, Iran sanctions, Saudi Arabia, who buys Iranian oil
Is it true though? Will it still be true six months from now when the sanctions kick in for Euro? Does it even matter if China, India et al keep buying Iran’s oil? Is this just theater, the whole thing?
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: protests, Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Shia, Shiite
Saudi security forces have clashed with protesters in the country’s Eastern Province, home to a large Shia minority, killing one person, the interior ministry and activists reported.