Tag Archives: Peak Gas

The Shale Gas Boom as a Game Changer

The combination of horizontal drilling with modern hydraulic fracturing methods is the key that has opened vast new possibilities for our domestic energy supply picture. Realizing those possibilities is up to us, through realistic resource management and intelligent policy decisions. Continue reading

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Climate Change, Climate Skeptics and Climate Fools

Under eleven grafs of organic compost, the NYT Green Blog buries its discomfiting lede: unless we’re willing to get serious about nuclear energy, it’s all just talk. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Peak Oil Theory? Consider ‘Peak Gas’.

In 1956, M. King Hubbert predicted that crude oil production in the U.S. (ex-Alaska) would peak in rate around 1970, to be followed by a long, irreversible decline. Hubbert nailed the timing of the peak, and in doing so, cemented … Continue reading

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What Peak Oilers Won’t Tell You About Peak Oil

M. King Hubbert is the father of Peak Oil theory. In a 1956, he paper correctly called the timing of the peak in U.S. crude oil production in the early 1970s. Neo-Malthusians and Progressives make sure you know about Hubbert’s … Continue reading

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