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PetroChina buys interest in ConocoPhillps Australian permits

February 22, 2013


Shale gas and shale oil have changed the energy supply in the USA in a dramatic way. The question is of how great a significance this production method will be outside of the USA. Two nations where there is potential for shale gas/oil production are Australia and China. In its daily reportage, Oil & Gas […]

Comments on the hearing on “American Energy Security and Innovation” before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Committee on Energy and Commerce, February 5th, 2013

February 18, 2013


“Many small creeks make a large stream” is a Swedish saying that describes well the production of shale oil and shale gas. Equivalent English sayings are, “Many a little makes a mickle”, (that originated in Scotland and then President George Washington used in a text of 1793) and “Many drops make a river”. If one […]

Frozen frontiers for oil and gas explorations

February 9, 2013


This post is the 600th since I began may blog in May 2008. Some of my readers may have been with me from the beginning but for some this may be the first time they read it. If you are reading the English version then you should know that Michael Lardelli does 99% of the […]

Total primary energy supply for Sweden to 2030

February 8, 2013


Every year Sweden’s Energy Authority presents its report “Energy Situation” and the latest edition, for 2012, was published in October of last year. I have just downloaded the report and gone through it from start to finish several times to study what they are saying about Sweden’s future energy use. There is not a single […]

The Myth of “Saudi America” – Straight talk from geologists about our new era of oil abundance”

February 8, 2013


I would like to recommend an article published in Slate, but before doing so I will also give you the following information: Slate is a United States-based English language online current affairs and culture magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael Kinsley, initially under the ownership of Microsoft as part of MSN. […]

Comments on US Energy Secretary Chu’s plans to leave the DOE

February 7, 2013


The USA’s Secretary of Energy, the Nobel Prizewinner Steven Chu, has decided to leave Washington and return to California. His thoughts about his past four years as Secretary of Energy were given in a letter to the employees of the Department of Energy (read the letter). Before we look a little more closely at that […]

Sveriges energitillförsel fram till 2030

February 6, 2013


(Translation of this post as separate blog.) Varje år presenterar Sveriges energimyndighet sin rapport Energiläget och den senaste, Energiläget 2012, presenterades i oktober 2012. Jag har just laddat ner rapporten, gått igenom den från början till slutet ett antal gånger för att studera vad man säger om Sveriges framtida energianvändning. Det finns inte ett enda […]

Der Spiegel: “Full Throttle Ahead: US Tips Global Power Scales with Fracking”

February 6, 2013


In the German in issue 5/2013 (January 28, 2013) of DER SPIEGEL can you read about fracking, shale gas and shale oil from a European horizon. The article is translated to English and presented in Spiegel Online International with the title “Full Throttle Ahead: US Tips Global Power Scales with Fracking”. When you read it […]

Reclassification of reserves in Barnett

February 5, 2013


(The full figure is from the presentation by J. David Hughes at the ASPO-USA conference in Austin.) Today Oil&Gas Journal came with an Unconventional Oil&Gas Report. An interesting article is “PNR discontinues divesting Barnett shale properties” and this is a sign that some companies might rethink future investments in Barnett: “Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR) […]

Comments to US Energy Secretary Chu’s plans to leave DOE

February 4, 2013


(English will come in a day or two) USA:s energiminister, Nobelpristagare Steven Chu, har beslutat sig för att lämna Washington och återvända till Kalifornien. Hans testamente över sina fyra år som energiminister är ett brev till de anställda på energidepartementet (läs brevet). Innan vi tittar lite närmare på vad han skriver vill jag först påminna […]

UK Oil Output Fell by Record 28% in September-November

February 1, 2013


You that don’t believe in Peak Oil can read this story: UK Oil Output Fell by Record 28% in September-November.


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