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Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:22 | 992379 Michael
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The wealthy elite oligarchs are really banging the Al Qaeda scare bomb drum on the MSM to drive that oil price higher.

They are reporting Al Qaeda is backing the revolution in Libya like crazy. Where are these Al Qaeda bases located they speak of anyway? The MSM propaganda machine is going into overdrive in support bringing out former CIA agents parading them on CNN with their bull shit.

The oligarchs are pulling out all the stops to get what they want. Look at the dollar taking a nose dive too.

Lindsy Williams discloses where there are 2+ trillion barrels of untapped oil on US soil; Braken, Sainsberry, Gull Island, ANWAR.

He is on right now on rebroadcast with Alex Jones. You must listen to this.


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:45 | 992453 LawsofPhysics
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Sweet, then we become Saudi Arabia.  Hedge accordingly.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:50 | 992467 Canucklehead
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Any thoughts on what the cost would be to obtain those 2+ trillion barrels of untapped oil in the US? $70 a barrel? $90 a barrel? Over $100 a barrel?

The Russians believe oil is available everywhere in the world, if you can drill deep enough...

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:55 | 992490 Michael
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Lindsy says $16/ barrel and a lot of it, especially in the Bracken Dakota reserves is light sweet. That would be 60c at the pump.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:03 | 992508 LawsofPhysics
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Are you correcting for dollar devaluation?  By then the pumps might only take silver and gold.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:03 | 993177 Bicycle Repairman
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The truth about the peak oil scam, the green energy bubble and the global warming fraud.

Governments, investors and even the World Bank are rushing for the exits in the Great Escape from the green energy bubble. Solar energy appears to be the worst affected sector so far. Dow Jones reports on a startling U-turn by Britain’s ultra-green government has caught investors off guard and shock waves across the markets will likely precipitate the further rush from green energy projects to shale gas. The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change made the shock announcement as it revealed a comprehensive review of its Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. Indications from data provider, Prequin are that over $1bn in earmarked funds may be lost as Britain now promises it will only hold tariffs until April 2012. Green Investors Feeling Betrayed by European Governments Britain’s decision is another nail in the coffin for Europe’s tottering green energy market. Last year the first of several crushing body blows was dealt to environmentalist dreams when the Spanish government retrospectively cut the value of its tariffs in its own U-turning energy review. The devastated Spanish Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association, with mass bankruptcies on the cards, is accusing their government of utter betrayal is yet to carry out a threat to sue over the ruling. As the green house of cards collapses Netherlands-based investment manager DIF and BNP Paribas and venture capitalists such as Future Capital Partners are rumored to be extremely fearful of further repercussions coming at a time when European public opinion is bored and fatigued after two decades of endless global warming hype. UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry made the starkly ominous admission, “one third of Britons think the science on climate change has been exaggerated.” Not helping the green cause has been a succession of brutally cold Northern hemispheric winters which an increasing number of scientists fear may be the harbinger of the onset of a mini-ice age. Abundance of Shale Gas Deflates Green Energy Bubble Causing green lobbyists and environmentally focused investors to cry bitter into their carrot juice comes the news that China is making its move to become pre-eminent in shale gas investment. Peter Foster in the Financial Post (February 11, 2011) reports that energy company Encana is to get a proposed $5.4-billion investment by PetroChina in its shale gas operations. The move he says “confirms the soaring importance of a resource that 10 years ago was hardly on the commercial map.” The market obviously liked the news of the Chinese investment as Encana shares jumped 4.5% to close at $32.02. Savvy shale gas investors are also looking most eagerly at Canada where the discovery that Quebec has considerable shale gas potential has dealt another blow to the idea that the world’s energy resources are anywhere near a so-called “peak.” A strident Quebec Oil and Gas Association has hired former Parti Quebecois premier Lucien Bouchard to help lobby for provincial development to exploit the unexpected huge find. With so many known large deposits of shale gas in countries such as Poland, Germany, France and the U.K. economic strategists are finally waking up to the fact that this monumental new resources could help free Europe from the threat of disruptions from its main natural gas supplier, Russia. Andrew Orlowski reporting for ‘The Register’ (February 10, 2011) reveals Holland has also joined the rush away from green by becoming the first country to abandon the EU-wide target of producing 20 per cent of its domestic power from renewables. The Dutch are now putting their long-term faith in nuclear. Netherland’s only nuclear reactor, the Borssele plant, scheduled for closure by 2003 is now planned to operate at least until 2034. World Bank Joins Rush Away from the Green White Elephant Top line international bankers also appear to be abandoning ‘big green’ according to a report by climate scientist Roger Pielke Jr. who highlights two recent research papers published by influential thinkers inside the World Bank. Economics papers by Robert Mendelsohn and Gokay Saher (here in PDF) and Medelsohn, Kerry Emanuel and Shun Chonabayashi (here in PDF) chop the legs from under the pro-green Stern Review (2007) and affirm that no human impact may be inferred on global climate. With economists plainly joining an increasing number of scientists in global warming skepticism its little wonder there’s now a mass flight away from ‘renewables;’ such that both investors and governments are compelled to follow suit in the clearest indication yet that green energy won’t live up to its promises. The key to long-term economic success now appears to be safely premised once again on solid market innovation, not ideologically driven government subsidies; such subsidized ventures have a long and notorious history as lame duck enterprises. It seems ‘green renewables has become the latest of these white elephants.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:14 | 993258 Flakmeister
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Cutting and pasting the same old shit I see. At least have the sense to break it into readable paragraphs. Just a bit of advice.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:35 | 993389 DaveyJones
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helluva oil authority you're quoting there

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:40 | 993426 Thomas
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Peak oil and a green energy bubble are not mutually exclusive. There are many of us who believe what makes peak oil so ominous is that the tech-based alternatives are, as you suggest, a bad joke. One also should not view a push toward shale gas and peak oil as mutually exlusive. The latter prompts the former. I submit (as evidenced by my NG rich investment portofolio) that NG will be the go-to energy source for awhile.

As to global warming, I am agnostic (apathetic even). What I can tell you, however, as a scientist (chemist) that the warming crowd's scientific debate looks more sound than what looks decidedly like a counter attack from the non-warming crowd. Arguments based on brutally cold winters in some location are particularly offbeat because pumping energy into the system (heating) will also cause increased turbulence. I find the notion that warming is accompanied by wilder oscillations to be compellingly logical. With that said, I am still agnostic.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:49 | 993477 Flakmeister
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Yes, I like NG, but be very careful about some of the shale gas juniors. HGT and SBR should be core holdings. Am not so crazy about SJT.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:31 | 994202 PuppetRepubl1c
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wall of text = do not read



Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:11 | 992519 snowball777
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It's Bakken, dimwit.

An April 2008 USGS report estimated the amount of technically recoverable oil using technology readily available at the end of 2007 within the Bakken Formation at 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels


That represents a 6 month supply at current consumption rates. Please grow a brain and stop linking to people who do NOT know what they fuck they are talking about as if they are experts.




Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:14 | 992538 quasimodo
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Yes, because we all know the USGS is the bastion of reliability, dimwit

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:40 | 992650 snowball777
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It's independently verified by many sources.


You want to believe that a pipe dream promulgated by a preacher will save you? Be my guest. There's no law against stupid.

And don't forget to account for energy density rather than sheer volume of hydrocarbons. They don't burn equally.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:52 | 992718 DaveyJones
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pipe dream, I get it 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992703 Bicycle Repairman
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On cue the "peak oil" (tm) gnats have arrived.

Say, have you read the entire 10 years of the oildrum (tm)?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992725 snowball777
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On cue, John O'Sullivan, Exxon Bun-Boy, has heard an opportunity to shill for shale.

Fuck you, ignorant.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:01 | 992778 Bicycle Repairman
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Temper, temper....

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:19 | 993296 tarsubil
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Thou shalt hath useth Shakespearian soundeth wordseth.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992734 DaveyJones
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and on cue, here comes BR/S with his book of "facts" Say, how's that perpetual motion device going?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:04 | 992789 Bicycle Repairman
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It's going well.  If you told the 1970s peak oilers about the SUV and its coming popularity, they would have thought you were insane.  But it happened now didn't it?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992862 LawsofPhysics
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Yes it did, thanks to cheap paper and nothing else.

hedge accordingly.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:25 | 993338 Bicycle Repairman
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Those SUVs did not run on paper.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:40 | 993420 LawsofPhysics
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No they don't and you need a lot more fiat to fill the tank don't you?  What is your point fucknut?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:48 | 993471 Bicycle Repairman
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My point is peak oil is BS.  Did you just join the discussion?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:49 | 993484 Flakmeister
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My point is that you have presented nothing to show that you are not full of BS.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:20 | 993654 tmosley
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That made me giggle.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:19 | 992878 DaveyJones
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your logic sucks, along with your bag of "facts." As other honest posters have pointed, 1970 was the US peak. Nearly sixty countries have now peaked. SUVs prove nothing but stupidity, something you should relate to. It's a good thing you're paid by the post and not the convert 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:27 | 993353 Bicycle Repairman
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My logic is dead on.  Go back to the oildrum.  You'll hear nothing but pleasant chirping there.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:37 | 993409 DaveyJones
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you're logic is dead on...arrival. Amazing work discrediting the oildrum.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:46 | 993460 Bicycle Repairman
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Too bad this isn't the oil drum, eh compadre?  Then you and your comrades could form a circle around me and scream at me until I was "re-educated".

This is ZH, bitch.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:50 | 993489 Flakmeister
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You wouldn't last a minute at theoildrum

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:23 | 993664 tmosley
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Why?  Do they ban any dissenters there? 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:37 | 993726 Flakmeister
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 No, not at all. But you are required to come up with real analysis and not simple posturing. If you read the contributions very closely you will see that there is dissent about the state of affairs and interpretation of the data. It is far less monolithic that you would think. It is a good honest discussion with all political stripes represented.

I recall one serious contributor (R. Rapier) ripping a new one for another contributor about misinterpreting Hubbert Linearization.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:21 | 993309 tarsubil
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If you don't believe peak oil is here, you believe in perpetual motion. If you don't believe in global warming, you believe the world is flat. Amazing how similar you burning sticks are.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:31 | 993376 Bicycle Repairman
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None of your statements make any sense at all.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:42 | 993441 LawsofPhysics
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Neither do any of yours. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:24 | 993670 tmosley
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Wow, you sure do put a lot of stock into "belief".  Perhaps you should try thinking instead?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:02 | 992505 serotonindumptruck
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The Russians have evidently excelled with their ultra-deep oil exploration technology. However, as BP unfortunately learned, deeper wells are generally under much greater pressure, thus the extraction process carries increased risk.

Hopefully, there's an engineer or two lurking around these parts who might generalize further.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:16 | 992546 DaveyJones
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...see: gulf of mexico

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:51 | 992711 Bicycle Repairman
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No, you screwed up the talking point.  If the Russians are right, and there is oil below 10,000 feet, then oil is not made up of dead dinosaurs.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:55 | 992732 snowball777
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a) It's dead plant matter, not dinosaurs.

b) Plants were around for a looonng time before T-Rex.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:04 | 992799 Bicycle Repairman
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And these plants ended up 10,000 or more feet below the surface?  How?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:21 | 992891 snowball777
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Geology...you can learn about it at your local community college, if they accept you.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:26 | 992928 tarsubil
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Well, if it is community college geology, I'm sure a genius like you would have no problem summing it up for us.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:13 | 993245 Bicycle Repairman
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I don't need to know any geology to know that dinosaurs 10,000 feet below the surface of the earth is utter BS.

Do you have any idea how stupid you appear to be?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:41 | 993434 LawsofPhysics
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See my earlier post regarding how the oil got there fucknut.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:44 | 993452 LawsofPhysics
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"I don't need to know any geology to know that dinosaurs 10,000 feet below the surface of the earth is utter BS."


Boy I hope you are not an engineer.  I can see it now "I don't need to know any facts about engineering to know how to build a bridge".

What's up fucknut, the X-box still broken?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:35 | 994218 PuppetRepubl1c
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Bicycle Repairman  


From your post i am guessing you believe Jesus rode on dinosaurs and people lived to be 900 years old?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:27 | 993678 tmosley
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How did it get a kilometer below the Atlantic plate, thousands of miles from any subduction zone?

Yes, there is such a think as "abiotic" oil (rather, hydrogen and short chain hydrocarbons that are converted by deep dwelling bacteria into long chain hydrocarbons).  The only question is the rate at which they do so, and where does it collect?

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