Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


2011: ‘Odd year’ for oil
January 7, 2012, 15:00
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He said, “Any disappointments on the demand side have on average been outweighed by disappointments on the supply side, and in particular the spectacular deceleration in non-OPEC supply after the first quarter started off on a strong note with non-OPEC supply in January increasing by almost 1 million b/d, continuing the momentum seen across the fourth quarter of 2010.” Despite strong growth in production of unconventional liquids, non-OPEC supply growth virtually ground to a halt. Horsnell blamed underperformance in the North Sea, technical issues in Brazil and Azerbaijan, decline rates in China, fires in Canada, strikes in Kazakhstan, and geopolitical disruptions in Sudan, Yemen, and Syria.

“The only bright spot has been the US where the momentum in oil shales has continued to tick higher, helping offset some of the weakness from the rest of the world,” he said.

via 2011: 'Odd year' for oil – Oil & Gas Journal.

Could be what Peak Oil looks like.



EIA natural gas flow chart 2010
December 8, 2011, 11:58
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From: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/diagram3.cfm



James Hamilton on WTI, Brent and American pipelines
November 22, 2011, 21:26
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Econbrowser: Implications of the recent rise in oil prices.

The discrepancy between Brent and WTI resulted from the increase in supply in N. America, from shale oil and Canadian tar sands.