Category Archives: Peak oil

One thing we have learnt this week – Saudi renewables programme

Saudi Arabia is relaunching its Saudi renewables programme.  An announcement was made last year but but nothing much has happened since then.  The programme is still relatively small with bids being invited for 400MWp of wind and 300MWp of solar.  … Continue reading

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Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?

Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?  This is the question raised by the latest BP energy outlook.  BP see oil demand still growing in 2035 despite an enormous increase in the numbers of electric cars.  BP have a … Continue reading

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Castro and Cuba’s peak oil moment

There has a lot of talk about Fidel Castro this week after his death.  What you think about him and his legacy seems to depend on which side of the political spectrum you lie…  No one is all bad and … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – OFGEM and energy prices

With a big fanfare OFGEM announced its support for the Competition and Market Authorities changes to reduce energy prices.  The stand out headline was that the poorest were going to be protected.  This sounded great until you listened a bit … Continue reading

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End of the oil age?

Is Saudi Arabia signalling the end of the oil age?  There has been a lot in the press overt the last few days about the sell off of Aramco and this signifying the end of the oil age.  The Saudis … Continue reading

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Oil price – how low can it go?

How low can the oil price go?  This is the question on many peoples lips at the moment.  After an extraordinary 15 year upward trend interrupted only by the financial crisis the oil price has been falling for over a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Aramco float

Is an Aramco float on the cards?  According to its website it is.  As we have reported on several times over the last year on this blog the Saudis have a problem.   The oil price fall has hit their … Continue reading

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New years predictions

Predicting the future is a mugs game, as Andy wrote in our book, but here it goes with new years predictions as is customary at this time of year…. Energy supply There will be no power cuts in the UK … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -WEO 2015

As we fast approach Paris COP21 (which yours truly is cycling to with TEARFUND) the latest IEA WEO 2015 is out.  Is peak oil going to mean low oil prices and not high ones?  This is one of the suggestions … Continue reading

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Are diesel’s days numbered?

Are diesel’s days numbered?  This has been the question that people have been asking in the last few weeks since the Volkswagen scandal.  People in Europe (not the US sales are very low there) were persuaded to buy diesel cars … Continue reading

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