Colonel Lang shows us why the 21st century might prove difficult – even painful – for America

As the evidence grows that global oil production will peak in the next decade, many Americans grow increasingly frantic to deny this possibility.  Hence the campaign against speculators (an historically common response to changed conditions).  We see this even by intelligent and experienced people, showing how deeply rooted is our desire not to make the … Continue reading Colonel Lang shows us why the 21st century might prove difficult – even painful – for America

Red Alert: the Saudi Princes have announced the arrival of Peak Oil

The BusinessWeek story cited below, along with King Abdullah's April announcement that they will not be opening new fields, provides evidence that we are near -- or perhaps even at -- Peak Oil.  It may be political peaking;:  perhaps the Saudi's could invest to increase production, but choose not to (an obviously sensible decision).  It may be … Continue reading Red Alert: the Saudi Princes have announced the arrival of Peak Oil

When the King of Saudi Arabia talks about oil, we should listen

Summary:  One astonishing aspect of the energy crisis is the western media's preferences when it comes to sources of information.  They love western speculators, economists, oil company executives, and politicos.  Others go to small articles in the back pages, including statements by leaders of oil producing nations - even the King of Saudi Arabia, home … Continue reading When the King of Saudi Arabia talks about oil, we should listen

President Bush begs for oil, and is refused

On May 16 President Bush met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.  He appears to have collided with the Saudi Princes' decision to initiate political peaking of the world's oil production.  See here for a description of political peaking, and here for King Abdullah's announcement that they will begin additional projects to increase their oil production -- … Continue reading President Bush begs for oil, and is refused

The world changed last week – with no headlines in the news

At least, in the American media.  Mostly small stories in the back of our newpapers about this significant event, a milestone on the road to Peak Oil. "King Abdullah stresses the need to keep oil for future generations", Saudi Press Agency, 13 April 2008 -- Excerpt: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday … Continue reading The world changed last week – with no headlines in the news