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Oil, Energy & Climate change
As the reality of global warming becomes accepted we have to focus on how we will change how we find and use energy resources. Further, energy is a key aspect of our ongoing foreign policy disaster.
News sources
DOE EIA Energy Information Agency, U.S. Dept. of Energy. The country reports on various nations are a good read. Covers production and use of energy. (Up 10/4/09; posted 4/29/00)
No Impact Man Colin Beavan's blog about trying to live without negative environmental impact. (Up 10/4/09)
OilDrum Blog about oil issues, especially peak oil. (Up 10/4/09; posted 4/15/05)
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Statistical reports, their view of the future and more. (Up 1/29/06p posted 4/29/00)
CGES Centre for Global Energy Studies. Based in Saudi Arabia. (Up 1/29/06)
API American Petroleum Institute. Good statistical info and industry links. Not the place to get info on global warming or conservation. (Up 1/29/06; posted 4/29/00)
FTW From the Wilderness Reporting on peak oil. (Up 9/10/06)
Petroleum World Focus on Latin American Energy issues. (Up 1/29/06)
Bunkerworld Bunkerworld " aims to be the BEST online resource center for us who deal with the international marine fuels industry". (Up 4/29/00)
Crude Vision: How oil interests obscured U.S. Government focus on Chemical Weapons use by Saddam Hussein, by Jim Vallette, from the Institute for Policy Studies, March 2003. (Up 5/9/03)
Other sites
Kansas Oil Museum My home state has more energy production than most suspect - even those who live there. (Up 10/4/09; posted 1/29/06)
Oil Patch Museum Kansas has a number of charming 'little museums.' I got personal tour here one day - being the only visitor on site. (Up 1/29/06)
Reflections and points of interest
"The United States experienced a steep decline in refining capacity between 1981 and the mid-1990s. Between 1981 and 1989, for instance, the number of U.S. refineries fell from 324 to 204, representing a loss of 3 MMBD in operable capacity, while refining capacity utilization increased from 69% to 86%. Much of the decline in U.S. refining capacity resulted from the 1981 deregulation (elimination of price controls and allocations), which effectively removed the major prop from underneath many marginally profitable, often smaller, refineries." - US. Energy Information Agency, US Country Analysis Brief, p. 5, 2004.
Climate change
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The integration of climate science information. (Up 10/4/09; posted 4/8/08)
Real Climate Actual climate science from actual scientists. What a concept. (Up 10/4/09)


Last modified 10/4/09; posted 4/28/2000, original content © 2009, 2000 John P. Nordin