Posts Tagged ‘BP’

BP Report Shows Economic Growth Still Dependent on Oil

Posted by Jeff Rubin on June 22nd, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , ,  • 7 Comments

The relationship between energy and global economic growth has never been more clear than in BP’s World Energy Statistical Review for 2010. No sooner had the global economy shook off the shackles from the last recession than energy demand exploded. It grew by more than 5.5% last year, the largest annual increase in more than [...]


Is Nature Trying to Tell Us Something?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on March 23rd, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 33 Comments

Was it not just last summer that BP’s engineers were working desperately around the clock to find a way to plug a three month leak from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that spilled 205 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico? Now, engineers and plant operators are braving potentially lethal [...]


As I head down to Washington to speak at the ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) 2010 World Oil Conference this week, I can’t help but reflect on how far the peak oil movement has come over the last decade. It’s not too hard to figure out why. There is a [...]