The End Of Oil

Author by : Paul Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : The author, a regular contributor to New York Times Magazine and Harper's speculates on the role of oil in dominating the world's economy for the last century and the coming scenario that will result when the well runs dry. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


The Long Emergency

Author by : James Howard Kunstler
Languange : en
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Description : In an apocalyptic vision of a post-oil future, the author of The Geography of Nowhere details the economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale that can be expected after the tipping point of global peak oil production is passed. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.


The Carbon War

Author by : Jeremy K. Leggett
Languange : en
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Description : Offers an inside look at the politics and science surrounding global warming; efforts by the oil, gas, and automobile industries to refute environmental research findings; and international attempts to pass environmental legislation.


Peeking At Peak Oil

Author by : Kjell Aleklett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The term “Peak Oil” was born in January 2001 when Colin Campbell formed the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO). Now, Peak Oil is used thousands of times a day by journalists, politicians, industry leaders, economists, scientists and countless others around the globe. Peak Oil is not the end of oil but it tells us the end is in sight. Anyone interested in food production, economic growth, climate change or global security needs to understand this new reality. In Peeking at Peak Oil Professor Kjell Aleklett, President of ASPO International and head of the world’s leading research group on Peak Oil, describes the decade-long journey of Peak Oil from extremist fringe theory to today’s accepted fact: Global oil production is entering terminal decline. He explains everything you need to know about Peak Oil and its world-changing consequences from an insider’s perspective. In simple steps, Kjell tells us how oil is formed, discovered and produced. He uses science to reveal the errors and deceit of national and international oil authorities, companies and governments too terrified to admit the truth. He describes his personal involvement in the intrigues of the past decade. What happens when a handful of giant oil fields containing two thirds of our planet’s oil become depleted? Will major oil consumers such as the EU and US face rationing within a decade? Will oil producing nations conserve their own oil when they realize that no one can export oil to them in the future? Does Peak Oil mean Peak Economic Growth? If you want to know the real story about energy today and what the future has in store, then you need to be “Peeking at Peak Oil”.


Profit From The Peak

Author by : Brian Hicks
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Profit from the Peak contains the information you need to successfully navigate the end of our oil-based economy. It takes a hard look at the future of oil and gas, examines how you can effectively invest in these resources, and profit from energy alternatives that are poised to power the years ahead. Along the way, this book also explores the potential, and possible limitations, of each major energy source, while carefully cover the investing angles of each one.


The End Of Food

Author by : Paul Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Paul Roberts, the best-selling author of The End of Oil, turns his attention to the modern food economy and finds that the system entrusted to meet our most basic need is failing. In this carefully researched, vivid narrative, Roberts lays out the stark economic realities behind modern food and shows how our system of making, marketing, and moving what we eat is growing less and less compatible with the billions of consumers that system was built to serve. At the heart of The End of Food is a grim paradox: the rise of large-scale food production, though it generates more food more cheaply than at any time in history, has reached a point of dangerously diminishing returns. Our high-volume factory systems are creating new risks for food-borne illness, from E. coli to avian flu. Our high-yield crops and livestock generate grain, vegetables, and meat of declining nutritional quality. While nearly one billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, the same number of people—one in every seven of us—can’t get enough to eat. In some of the hardest-hit regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of a single nutrient, vitamin A, has left more than five million children permanently blind. Meanwhile, the shift to heavily mechanized, chemically intensive farming has so compromised soil and water that it’s unclear how long such output can be maintained. And just as we’ve begun to understand the limits of our abundance, the burgeoning economies of Asia, with their rising middle classes, are adopting Western-style, meat-heavy diets, putting new demands on global food supplies. Comprehensive in scope and full of fresh insights, The End of Food presents a lucid, stark vision of the future. It is a call for us to make crucial decisions to help us survive the demise of food production as we know it. Paul Roberts is the author of The End of Oil, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award in 2005. He has written about resource economics and politics for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, and Rolling Stone, and lectures frequently on business and environmental issues.


Out Of Gas

Author by : David L. Goodstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : The author looks at the specifics of oil reserves and the petroleum industry and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry.


The Battle For Barrels

Author by : Duncan Clarke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Profile Books
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Description : It is widely accepted that global discoveries of conventional oil have peaked and that the era of cheap oil has gone forever. This book demonstrates that the doom and gloom of the "Peak Oil" theory is mistaken. Clarke rebuts the arguments of Peak Oil's adherents and discusses the issues they ignore - rising crude oil prices, new or future technologies, potential improved exploration acreage and/or access to restricted world oil zones, changes in government policies, new corporate strategies, development in unconventional oils, and more.


The End Of Energy

Author by : Michael J. Graetz
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. Here, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, and we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes decades of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--And argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.--From publisher description.


Hubbert S Peak

Author by : Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The author takes a new look at geophysicist M. King Hubbert's theory that U.S. oil production would peak in the 1970s and decline from there.


The End Of The Oil Age

Author by : Dale Allen Pfeiffer
Languange : en
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Description : The End of the Oil Age is an anthology of science and geopolitical articles written by Dale Allen Pfeiffer. This collection contains all of the author's major articles about energy depletion, the confluence of environmental problems set to converge upon the world, and the implications for modern civilization. Understanding the global peak of oil production and the North American natural gas cliff is essential for making sense of what is happening in the world today. The book is a warning about the end of hydrocarbon based technological civilization.


The Farmer S Magazine

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The Energy World Is Flat

Author by : Daniel Lacalle
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A stronger, more informed approach to the energy markets The Energy World Is Flat provides a forward-looking analysis of the energy markets and addresses the implications of their rapid transformation. Written by acknowledged expert Daniel Lacalle, who is actively engaged with energy portfolios in the financial space, this book is grounded in experience with the world of high-stakes finance, and relays a realist's perspective of the current and future state of the energy markets. Readers will be brought up to date on the latest developments in the area, and learn the strategies that allow investors to profit from these developments. An examination of the markets' history draws parallels between past and current shifts, and a discussion of technological advancements helps readers understand the issues driving these changes. Energy has always been at the forefront of the economic agenda, being both the key to and a driver for development and growth. Its centrality to the world of finance makes it imperative for investors and analysts to understand the energy markets, irrespective of where on the wide range of energy spectrum observers they fall. The Energy World Is Flat is a guide to the past, present, and future of these crucial markets, and the strategies that make them profitable. These include: Understanding the state of the energy markets, including key developments and changes Discovering the ten pillars of a successful energy investment strategy Reviewing the history of the energy markets to put recent changes into perspective Learning which technologies are driving the changes, and how it will affect investors The recent energy market changes were both unexpected and so fundamental in nature that they represent a true shift in the energy macro- and microeconomic landscape. Investors and analysts seeking a stronger approach to these markets need the expert guidance provided by The Energy World Is Flat.


The Myth Of The Oil Crisis

Author by : Robin M. Mills
Languange : en
Publisher by : Praeger Pub Text
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Description : Argues that the world's oil supply is much greater than what is portrayed in the public media and that this misconception has led to policy choices on the part of industrial nations that are short-sighted, expensive, and self-defeating.


The First Half Of The Age Of Oil

Author by : Charles A. S. Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 67
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Description : According to the conventional wisdom, we live in a post-industrial information age. This book, however, paints a different picture: We live in the age of oil. Petroleum fuels and feedstocks are responsible for much of what we take for granted in modern society, from chemical products such as fertilizer and plastics, to the energy that moves people and goods in a global economy. Oil is a nearly perfect fuel: Energy dense, safe to store, easy to transport, and mostly environmentally benign. Most importantly, oil has been cheap and abundant during the past 150 years. In 1998, two respected geologists, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère, published a detailed article announcing that the “end of cheap oil” would happen before 2010, which meant that the world would face a peak, or at least a plateau, in global daily oil production in the first decade of the new millennium. Today, two billion people under the age of 14 have lived the majority of their lives past the point when this century-long growth in oil supplies came to an end, which also marks the end of the first half of the age of oil. This transition has ushered in a new reality of high oil prices, stagnating oil supplies, and sluggish economies. In this book, a leading authority on energy explores the contributions and continuing legacy of Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère, the two geologists who modified the terms of the debate about oil. The book provides a unique perspective and state-of-the-art overview of today’s energy reality and its enormous economic and social implications. - Covers a topic that eclipses climate change as the most important but least understood challenge for contemporary society - Explores the works of Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère, the leading authorities in the field of Peak Oil, authors of “The End of Cheap Oil” (Scientific American, 1998), and founding members of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas - Addresses a broad audience of scientists, engineers, and economists in a format that is accessible to the general public - Provides a complete overview of the basic geological, chemical, physical, economic and historical concepts that every oil consumer should understand - Presents the latest information on oil production, reserves, discoveries, prices, and fields in easy-to-understand graphs and plots


Oil Shock

Author by : Elisabetta Bini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The 1973 'Oil Shock' is considered a turning point in the history of the twentieth century. At the time it seemed to mark a definitive shift from the era of low priced oil to the era of expensive oil. For most Western industrialized countries, it became the symbolic marker of the end of an era. For many oil producers, it translated into an unprecedented control over their energy resources, and completed the process of decolonization, leading to a profound redefinition of international relations.This book provides an analysis of the crisis and its global political and economic impact. It features contributions from a range of perspectives and approaches, including political, economic, environmental, international and social history. The authors examine the origins of what was defined as an 'oil revolution' by the oil-producing countries, as well as the far-reaching effects of the 'shock' on the Cold War and decolonization, on international energy markets and the global economy. In doing so, they help place the event in its historical context as a key moment in the transformation of the international economy and of North-South relations.


Oil In The Deep South

Author by : Dudley J. Hughes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Description : Prevented the oil and gas from crossing into adjoining states. This is the first book to document the history of the petroleum business in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It records a statistical and chronological summary and highlights the many people and companies involved in the oil industry during its early days in this region. After too many discouraging years of exploration, success finally came in 1939. The big payoff was the discovery of the Tinsley Oil Field.


Investing In Oil And Gas The Abc S Of Dpps Direct Participation Program

Author by : Kathy Heshelow
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : If you are considering an investment in oil & gas, you need to read this book. Heshelow covers not only the big picture on oil & gas today, but also has compiled important facts any investor - or consumer - needs to know. Heshelow, who invests in these programs herself and assists investors on a daily basis, will lead you from the big picture right down to the basics on investments and energy. She provides the overview and details you absolutely need, and helps explain that: This investment can serve as a hedge against inflation, and a hedge against the high price of gas you pay at the pump; The drilling programs offer tremendous tax benefits; The investments offer potentially high cash flows. Now can be the right time for investors with the right profile to profit, and this book will help you determine if it right for you!


Oil Politics The West And Its Desire For Energy Security Since 1950

Author by : Felix Kruse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
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Description : This book illustrates the story of oil politics from the 20th century until today. It begins with the overthrow of the Iranian regime in 1953, and continues until the current rush for resources in the Arctic. However, the book does not simply outline these events, but, it also explains the reasons for the specific development of states acts. Thereby, this study is based on the International Political Economy and International Relations theory – a combination that makes this book unique. Finally, the book gives the reader an insight of the petro state while outlining the strategic importance of oil itself.


Energy Beyond Oil

Author by : Paul Mobbs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Description : Whilst you read this sentence the world, on average, has just burnt another seven to eight thousand barrels of oil. In fact, it gets through around eighty-two million barrels per day. The message you take from this book should be a positive one... that Western society is about to undergo a massive, collective shock. But, by applying basic principles of sustainable development we can live through this period... albeit without the ready-meals, cheap flights to Spain, 4x4's, Britney Spears videos, Formula One racing, plastic umbrellas...


Lifting The Oil Curse Improving Petroleum Revenue Management In Sub Saharan Africa

Author by : Menachem Katz
Languange : en
Publisher by : International Monetary Fund
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Description : How can a country turn oil revenues into a blessing rather than a curse? With growing international interest in new offshore oil deposits in sub-Saharan Africa, there is also greater scrutiny of the reasons why many oil-producing countries in the region have experienced disappointing economic performance over the past 20 to 30 years. This paper discusses the latest thinking on best-practice institutions and policies, compares this thinking with current practice in African oil-exporting countries, and presents a plan for the future, taking into account African policymakers’concerns.


Destroying America The Real Issues That Politicians Avoid

Author by : Chris Florio
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : A non-partisan, comprehensive look at the true problems facing our government and society. Why these issues can no longer wait to be addressed, we must get our own house in order. The changes that will be coming at America in the coming years will come from every direction and will pose bigger challenges to our society like nothing before. No longer will we have to only address our own problems, but problems on a global scale. The entire world and global economy is changing more rapidly than ever and our national debt, boomers retiring and social security are only a few of our current domestic problems, which must be solved before we will be ready to take on new challenges. As other major countries industrialize at a rapid pace the challenges to America will be like nothing we are accustomed to. No longer will we be the dominant economic power and getting our affairs in order before these major shifts occur will be paramount to our ability to handle these changes maybe even our survival as a nation.


The End Of Fossil Energy And Per Capita Oil

Author by : John G Howe
Languange : en
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Description : This book is the fifth edition and a final summary of a 12-year study to understand and explain the complex interactions between energy, population, environment, and economics.


Iraq And The International Oil System

Author by : Stephen C. Pelletiere
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Challenges many assumptions about the causes of the Gulf War, and argues that it resulted from a crisis in the control of the world's oil supply.


The World After Cheap Oil

Author by : Rauli Partanen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Substantial evidence suggests that we are currently living at the peak of oil production with few prospects for cheap oil ever returning. Yet the media, politicians and regular people have hardly started to talk about what this means. Oil literally runs our societies from transportation to food production to economic activity. Without oil, everything stops. There are powerful arguments that if we fail to increase oil production, we will also fail to grow our economy as a whole. For oil importing western nations the news is bleak; higher oil prices seem to put a glass ceiling on their economic growth, making current debt problems worse no matter what monetary and economic policies we might choose. The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. The book also explains why there has been so little public debate on the subject, and what the future might look like after oil production starts its final, terminal decline.


The World Of Petroleum

Author by : B. G. Deshpande
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Age International
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Description : Energy Is Perhaps A Countrys Most Vital Need. Without Energy Nothing Will Move. It Is Recognised That The Common Fossil Fuels, Like Coal And Petroleum, Are Exhaustible Assets; Once Consumed They Do Not Grow Again. Hence There Is Global Realisation That If We Are Not Careful And Farsighted About The Use Of These Fuels, We May Well Run Out Of Them In Not Very Distant Future. Of The Two, Petroleum Is More Efficient And Useful Fuel. A Very Wide Range Of Products Are Derived From Oil And Natural Gas, And Hence These Are Preferred As Raw Material For Petrochemical Industries. It Is Necessary That The Common Man Knows How Geologists And Geophysicists Look For Deposits Of Oil And Gas In The Bowels Of Earth, How Are These Recovered And How Can We Use Our Deposits Efficiently By Adopting Modern Techniques .The Book Highlights The Trials And Tribulations Of Exploration And Production Of Oil And Gas, In Different Parts Of The World, Under Different Geological, Ecological Conditions. Oil And Gas Occur Under Varying Conditions Of Terrain, Depth, Pressure, Temperature, Etc. Exploration Involves Several Disciplines To Speculate Where Oil-Pools Could Be Located In Depth. Off-Shore Exploration, Which Is On The Increase, Involves Greater Risk, Besides Being Several Times More Expensive Than Exploration On Land. Every Year We Are Drilling In Greater And Greater Depths Of Off-Shore Waters, Under Very Hostile Weather Conditions.When A Field Shows Signs Of Depletion, Or Sometimes Even Earlier, Secondary Methods Of Production Are Adopted. These Are Designed To Get As Much Oil From The Reservoir As Possible. This May Appear Simple, But It Involves The Use Of The Latest Technology In Production Operations.Once Oil And Gas Are Sent To The Refineries Or Petrochemical Factories, The Latest Chemical Technologies Are Employed To Obtain Various Products Having A Wide Range Of Uses. The Variety Of Petrochemical Products Derived From Oil And Gas Is Astounding. These Topics Find Due Space In This Volume.The Book Also Deals With The Pollution Due To The Oil Industry As The Hazard Of Blow-Outs, The Leakages Of Oil And Gas From Pipe-Lines And The Extensive Spills From Damaged Ships And Storages Are Matters Of Grave Concern To The Society.The Future Of The Oil Industry Is Yet Another Enigma. Are We Really Coming To The End Of Theworlds Resources Of Oil And Gas? The Book Offers Views On This Subject. Its Language Is Simple Except For The Occasionalunavoidable Use Of Technical Terms And Concepts. It Is Hoped That The Reader Will Find The Contents Interesting.