Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

The strongest manufacturing numbers coming out of the Chinese economy in a seven-month period, coupled with plunging oil inventories in the world’s largest energy consuming economy, have sent oil prices to a 25-month high. With no let-up in China’s fuel demand, the world should be looking at triple-digit oil prices again within a quarter. That [...]

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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 [...]

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I suppose it’s only natural that the nation that’s soon to be the world’s largest consumer of oil should seek access to what will soon be the world’s largest source of new oil supply (which will happen even sooner if deep-water oil production is about to get nuked). The acquisition of a nine per cent [...]

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Hugo Chàvez for Premier

Posted by Jeff Rubin on February 24th, 2010 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 7 Comments

Is there heartache in the heartland? As Albertans shoulder the weight of a new $4.5 billion budget deficit (not to mention the burden of equalization payments to the rest of Canada) despite the fact that they own the world’s largest oil reserve open to private investment, some might suggest that something is seriously amiss in [...]

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Midwestern colleagues had better think twice before banning carbon-dirty fuels such as the oil made from Canadian tar sands. If they don’t like the fuel Canada has to offer, their only other choice is to get off the road entirely. Like it or not, synthetic oil from Alberta’s tar sands [...]

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