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Michael Lynch, Peak Oil and NYT

August 28, 2009


I have read the article in New Your Times and will come with an answer. Michael and I have discussed Peak Oil several times and one of our discussions is printed in Science &Public Affairs. You can read there as a start (go to Science & Public Affairs)

Drake Day August 27 – the discovery of oil

August 27, 2009


150 years ago today the first oil was found in Pennsylvania. This marked the beginning of the oil era in which we still live. Of course, there are great celebrations (see the program). Now, 150 years later, it is highly likely that we have reached the peak of the oil era and it remains to […]

An energy security analysis for Uppsala county / En analys av Upplands energisäkerhet.

August 26, 2009


A new area of research opened up today for our research group at Uppsala University (Global Energy Systems). Two weeks ago Professor Larry Hughes from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada came as a guest professor to our group. At Dalhousie University Larry leads energy research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. […]

China University of Petroleum visits Uppsala / China University of Petroleum på besök i Uppsala

August 21, 2009


It was at the 2005 ASPO Conference in Lisbon that I first met Professor Pang from China University of Petroleum in Beijing (CUPB). Our second meeting was the following year when I was in China to, among other things, visit CUPB. We began then to discuss future collaboration. At the start of October 2007 we […]

The IEA notes that oil production is declining / IEA markerar att oljeproduktionen minskar

August 14, 2009


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has now reduced its prognosis for oil consumption in 2009. They state that average production will be 83.9 million barrels per day (Mb/d). Compared with last year’s average production that is a reduction of 2.5 Mb/d. For 2010 they believe that production will increase once again by 1.3 Mb/d, i.e. […]

European energy security: The future of Norwegian natural gas production

August 5, 2009


“We must leave oil before it leaves us” is now a well known quote from Fatih Birol, the chief economist of the IEA. Three years ago we began detailed studies of the future production of natural gas. The question is now whether it is time for Fatih Birol to change his statement to, “We must […]