Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Democrats press O. for SPR release

And that leaves me in weird agreement with Mitch McConnell, one of the most objectionable individuals in the entire den of thieves on Capitol Hill:

“The [SPR] is there for an emergency situation. You have to ask the question: If there were release from the [SPR], would it have the desired effect, and how long would it have the desired effect?” McConnell said.

via Worried Dems pressing Obama on gas prices – TheHill.com.



… and India

Via the Energy Export Databrowser:

Also — China’s import picture.



How sanctions against Iran backfire
February 28, 2012, 10:28
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Demand from China
February 28, 2012, 02:44
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via the Export Data Browser:



Chris Cook’s take on oil prices

…has little to do with geology, EROI and all that, and everything to do with manipulation by market players. An interesting take, although I don’t get on board with any analyst that completely ignores an entire wing of the mental hospital of energy ideas.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/chris-cook-the-oil-end-game.html