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New York City. Eight million souls. 50 Russian megatons. 500,000 years. The Big Green Lizards roll out of New Jersey in their shiny Buicks, coasting onward toward oblivion on all that high-test people-fat.


Thanks for that interesting view of our future, blues. I think I could have done without that.


Dear DeVaul:

You have needs that you don't even want to know about. But we are still here, ain't we? An' we have a hell of a lot of say. Let's roll!

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Things are going to change due to all this. It is going to be interesting. My skills at driving a horse and carriage will come into play not to mention ox team driving.


We need to start a new religion. Like Amish, only a little tougher. When I lived next to Canaan Mountain (Northwestern Connecticut), there was a tribe of Dukobours up there. Hardly anyone ever saw the Mad Duks. But they were not known for exaggerated civility. Time to write the Great Book. See:



Prison Planet | March 8, 2007
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones

«Sony is preparing to unveil a simulated reality world in which Playstation gamers can create a new life for themselves, complete with their own apartment, friends, movies, shopping and entertainment, bringing the reality of an actual matrix a step closer.»


We may have reached the peak of oilfield development, but that doesn't mean there isn't any left. And a decline in oil will probably lead to a transition to different forms of fuel - ethanol, for example, hydrogen (which is in a nascent stste just now), and processed coal. The US is the Saudi Arabia of coal - there is a shitload of it here.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Coal=massive global warming.

Coal; unlike oil, you have to dig it up wholesale and it destroys everything in its path, leaving huge gaping holes.

Coal: to dig it, many humans die or you use lots of cheap oil.

And yes, the Hubbert peak is when the MOST OIL EVER is pumped.


Jsmith has it right.

Shale oil = Huge mining operations + huge amounts of fresh water + huge amounts of heat = a small amount of oil.

Coal = pretty much the same thing.

Hydrogen - takes power to create (we can't "drill" for it). It stores and transports poorly and no current cars can run on it.

Ethanol/bio-diesel - probably the best bet but currently we create it from crops that are grown with large amounts of natural gas fertelizer and oil based pesticides. So as the price of growing the crop rises so does the price of the bio-fuel

Electricity - also a good bet. But once again it takes power from the grid that we are already using at capacity and would require a new infrastructure.

But the point is the days of "cheap" easily obtained and used oil are gone. Now look at the decline percentage - Cantrelle = 15%, Saudi Arabia = 8% North Sea = 8.5%. Now assuming you want to transition to a new fuel source - how fast can you do it?


Elaine Meinel Supkis

Millions if not billions of humans will starve to death thanks to 'biofuels.' Period.

And species extinctions: up the yin yang. The Permian extinction and the end of dinosaurs would be the only comparisons.


is it a cut or an inability to deliver due to field decline? Ghawar has been on a water flood for years which makes me think the announced 10% cut is an inability to produce rather than a voluntary cut. Is Ghawar production ready to take the same type of cliff dive as Cantrell?

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Is it close to running out?

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Good stuff as per usual, thanks. I do hope this kind of thing gets more exposure.

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