February 27, 2012

Has the United States Beaten Peak Oil?

CitiGroup, CitiGroup


New American

The concept of peak oil is being buried in North Dakota, which is now leading the US to be the fastest growing oil producer in the world. The belief that global oil production has peaked, or is on the cusp of doing so, has underpinned much of crude oil’s decade-long rally (setting aside the 2008 sell-off). The belief was bolstered by the repeated failure of supply to live up to the optimistic forecasts put forward by various governmental and international energy agencies. The IEA, the industry benchmark, made a habit of putting forth forecasts for the coming year of big gains in non-OPEC supply, only to spend the next 18 months revising those forecasts lower. . .

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TAGGED: Global Oil Market, Global Energy Market, Energy Outlook, Oil, Peak Oil, Citigroup

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