Monthly Archives: February 2011

How much oil will be recoverable?

This is a post of mine that is in the ASPO-USA newsletter today. The world holds a huge amount of oil resources. Besides liquid oil, there is very heavy oil in various forms. There is also liquid oil trapped in … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Problems – Robert Knight interviews Gail Tverberg

A few days, ago, Robert Knight of¬† WBIA public radio in New York City interviewed me about the problems in Egypt. The interview touched a little on Libya’s problems as well. I am not certain of when the interview actually … Continue reading

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WSJ, Financial Times Raise Issue of Oil Prices Causing Recession

The idea that high oil prices cause recessions shouldn’t be any surprise those who have been following my writings, or those of Dave Murphy, or those of Jeff Rubin. Yesterday, though, the Wall Street Journal finally decided that to mention … Continue reading

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Why all of the Concern about Libya?

We keep hearing about unrest in the Middle East and Northern Africa, with Libya being the latest country to get top billing. Why all of the concern, especially related to oil? Libya is a relatively oil-rich country. According to the … Continue reading

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There is No Steady State Economy (except at a very basic level)

We keep seeing statements from the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy suggesting that a steady state economy is desirable. I would agree that growth in a finite world is not sustainable, but even continuation of our … Continue reading

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