political peaking

It’s the end of the world we’ve known since WWII (updated status report)

Summary:  This is an updated status report about the end of the post-WWII world.  The global recession has accelerated the transition, revealing the current order’s weaknesses, and showing the people in the emerging nations that they have outgrown it.  The major nations continue to defend the current systems, a futile effort wasting time and resources …

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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 — …

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When will global oil production peak? Ask the CIA!

Summary:  The date on which global production peaks depends to a large extent on the Saudi’s.  Political peaking occurs if they decide to no longer increase production.  Geological peaking occurs when they cannot increase production.  The plans of the Saudi Princes shift with the political winds.  The size of their oil reserves are a matter of fact …

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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 …

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The most dangerous form of Peak Oil

Summary: Robert Hirsch describes another form of Peak Oil: political peaking.  Perhaps the Middle Eastern nations can produce more oil to meet the world’s growing thirst — but will they?  Is it in their interest to do so?  Also, the focus of doomsters on shockwaves — instantaneous and large production cuts — ignores the more likely …

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