February 1, 2012

The World's Real Oil Crisis

Thomas Homer-Dixon, Globe and Mail

AP Photo

Peak oil – it’s history, right?

Everything has changed so fast.

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TAGGED: oil, energy


January 21, 2012
Saudi Arabia Pivots Towards Asia
Peter Lee, Asia Times
As the exploitation of its own gas and oil resources leads to a future in which the United States washes its hands of Middle Eastern intractables and oil, Saudi Arabia's primacy in US energy concerns is weakening. The kingdom... more ››
January 23, 2012
Asia's Quest for Energy Security
Int'l Institute for Strategic Studies
  As Asia's rising powers seek to sustain growth and ensure stability, energy security has moved to the forefront of Asian geopolitics. The recent visit by China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab... more ››
January 20, 2012
On Edge in the World's Energy Conflict Zones
Michael Klare, Al Jazeera
 Welcome to an edgy world - where a single incident at an energy "chokepoint" could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk. With energy demand on... more ››
January 31, 2012
Uneasy U.S. Cooperation on Cuban Oil
Tim Padgett, Time
On Christmas Eve, a massive, Chinese-made maritime oil rig, the Scarabeo 9, arrived at Trinidad and Tobago for inspection. The Spanish oil company Repsol YPF, which keeps regional headquarters in Trinidad, ferried it to the... more ››
January 20, 2012
Keystone XL Pipeline Blown Way Out of Proportion
Sarah Ladislaw, CNN
Both the Canadian oil sands and U.S. mid-continent crude slated to flow through the pipeline will find a way to market, through alternative pipeline routes or via tanker, truck, or rail. In the near term, the transport options... more ››