An urban legend to comfort America: oil is oil, even if it is not oil

This is the fourth post in a series examining “urban legends” about energy that comfort Americans.  These five myths are: I.      Our massive reserves of unconventional oil. II.     We’ll run crash programs to solve peak oil, just as we mobilized for WWII. III.    Demand creates supply, by raising prices. IV.    Oil is Oil, even … Continue reading An urban legend to comfort America: oil is oil, even if it is not oil

An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil

Summary:  The bad news is that much of the good news about energy is wrong.  Repeated so confidently by so many for so long, these fallacies have become a major obstacle to our preparation for peak oil.  This post examines one such fallacy:  that the world has massive reserves of unconventional oil, and that those … Continue reading An urban legend to comfort America: our massive reserves of unconventional oil