2010 Oil Production Was Very Disappointing, And The EIA Is Playing Number Games

One of the methods EIA Washington and IEA Paris have increasingly relied on in recent years to obscure the very serious and now very real problem of oil depletion is to include biofuels and natural gas liquids in the accounting of global oil production. The technique that both agencies use to conduct this obfuscation is a familiar one, in which the key information is aggregated (buried) into a much larger barrage of data and presentations. Full Story »

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Jan. 3, 2011

A highly informative article that highlights an emerging issue--"secrecy by complexity." Good reporting of the facts regarding production declines in key oil fields.

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Edward Craig
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by Edward Craig - Jan. 3, 2011

Now that we have burned enough petroleum to warm our climates we get a shortage. Why is anyone surprised?

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