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Eagle Ford Shale–A Preview of Permian Decline

By Art Berman | January 17, 2024

The Eagle Ford Shale was the hottest play in the United States a little more than a decade ago. In mid-2012, there were twice as many rigs drilling horizontal wells…

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Can We Just Get Over Nuclear?

By Art Berman | January 16, 2024

Why do so many otherwise intelligent people believe that nuclear power is the solution to the world’s energy and climate crises? “There is no way, absolutely none, that the world’s…

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Climate change is a Narrow View of the Human Predicament

By Art Berman | January 15, 2024

A transition away from fossil fuels seems like a sensible approach to climate change but what are the correct ingredients? Wind, solar, hydrogen, electric vehicles, carbon capture, nuclear, geothermal, heat…

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Doomberg Goes Off the Rails

By Art Berman | January 12, 2024

The ordinarily knowledgeable and reasonable Doomberg is way out of his lane on oil. In a recent post “Peak Cheap Oil is a Myth,” Doomberg observes that natural gas liquids…

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Coal Magical Thinking from the IEA

By Art Berman | January 10, 2024

Coal demand will peak in 2023 and begin to decline in 2024 and beyond (Figure 1). That’s the good news in a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued…

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EVs Will Have No Effect on Oil Demand

By Art Berman | January 8, 2024

It seems reasonable that oil demand will fall as the number of electric vehicles (EV) increases. Unfortunately, there is no support for that popular belief. In fact, the data suggests…

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Pessimists, Optimists and The Straw Man Fallacy

By Art Berman | December 20, 2023

Marco Raugei and Chris Nelder spent 75 minutes tilting at straw men on Nelder’s The Energy Transition Show last month. After the discussion with Raugei, Nelder launched into a 30-minute…

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Nuclear Is Not The Answer

By Art Berman | November 14, 2023

Among the most frustrating parts of discussions about the human predicament is the widespread belief that nuclear energy is the answer. It’s not. If money were not a consideration—but it…

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The Impossible Dream of Emissions Reduction

By Art Berman | October 31, 2023

Lowering CO2 emissions while also increasing energy consumption and GDP is an impossible dream.

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Insanity Check on Climate Change

By Art Berman | September 13, 2023

The additional land use for wnd and solar is approximately 24 million square kilometers or an area about the combined size of Russia and Australia. The cost would be more than $51 trillion.

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We Can’t Handle The Truth About The Human Predicament

By Art Berman | August 1, 2023

Simply switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is not a solution to climate change, certainly not in our time window of urgency.

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The Net Effect of Net Zero Will Be Zero

By Art Berman | July 5, 2023

Net Zero is a naive and unscientific fantasy that is largely untethered to physical reality.

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