Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2011«

Oil – Democracy’s black straightjacket / Olja – demokratins svarta tvångströja

February 23, 2011


(Link to map) The collective name for the nations that produce oil in the Middle East and North Africa is MENA. On the map above you can see that MENA includes the following nations: Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Yemen. What happens in […]

Winter Tällberg Forum – Voksenåsen, Oslo

February 14, 2011


Last Thursday around 60 people representing places near and far gathered at Voksenåsen in Oslo. Voksenåsen is a conference centre above Holmenkollen and is a little bit of Sweden in Norway. The facility was donated to Sweden as thanks for the support it gave to Norway during the Second World War. The Tällberg Forum had, […]

Press Release by Dr. Sadad Al Husseini

February 12, 2011


I have now got an e-mail from Sadad Al Husseini in which he makes a comment about the Wikileak document. As I have written about the Guardian article I think that I also should publish the information from Sadad Al Husseini. I have great respect for his opinion. I have looked at my blog and […]

Mobiltelefonens revolution i Egypten

February 12, 2011


Idag lördagen den 11 februari har vi upplevt ett historiskt ögonblick, det är ingen tvekan om att det egyptiska folket har avsatt en diktator. Då man ser tvebilder från Kairo är det ingen tvekan om att man är lyckliga. Vad vi sett är det fria ordets makt, men inte i press eller från talarstolen utan […]

The Guardian, Wikileaks cables and oil production in Saudi Arabia

February 10, 2011


The Guardian: “WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices” The information that has now been leaked about Saudi Arabia’s ability to pump oil is nothing new for me. I have heard it before and Sadad al-Husseini has previously presented this viewpoint publicly several times. What is interesting is […]

Editorial writers in Ystad and on Gotland put peak oil onto the political agenda / Ledarskribenter i Ystad och på Gotland för upp Peak Oil på den politiska agendan

February 7, 2011


Last Thursday our Minister for Energy Maud Olofsson of the Centre Party wrote a debate article in Dagens Nyheter [Sweden’s largest circulation broadsheet newspaper] and the only energy issue she raised was high electricity prices. Last Saturday Ystad’s newspaper Allahanda criticized our Minister for Energy in its editorial for not raising the issue of peak […]

Oil: Collapse when the peak is reached? / Olje: Kollaps når toppen er nådd?

February 7, 2011


Torgeir Eikeland, a journalist, wrote an article in today’s edition of Norway’s most widely read newspaper Aftenposten. It has the title, “Oil: collapse when the peak is reached?”. As well as interviewing me he has also interviewed Petter Osmundsen, Professor of Petroleum Economy from the University of Stavanger who made the following statement about peak […]

Warning for rapidly rising oil prices / Varning för rusande oljepriser

February 5, 2011


(Price illustration from DN) About 10 days ago Lasse Swärd from Dagens Nyheter [Sweden’s widest circulation broadsheet newspaper] rang me to discuss oil. We had a very interesting conversation for around two hours. Today, Saturday, I can read how well he understood our conversation. The electronic version of the article has the headline “Strongly rising […]