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Peakonomics: Mitt Romney and $100 diet

This article was published in NorthAmOil, 6 September 2012.

There seems to be a rule that every US presidential hopeful must promise energy independence but never deliver.

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Peakonomics: no country for old men

This article was first published in New Scientist, 16 August 2012.

In 2007 James Schlesinger claimed the intellectual arguments around peak oil had all been won. With global oil production flat-lining and prices surging towards their all-time high of $147 per barrel, the former US Energy Secretary declared “we are all peakists now”.

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Peakonomics: why the oil price slide is temporary

First published in Petroleum Review, July 2012.

Time was when the oil price slide of recent months would have been greeted with jubilation by everyone bar the oil companies and exporting countries. No longer.

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Peakonomics: kiss your boarding pass goodbye

This article was first published in Unconventional Oil & Gas Monitor, 4 June 2012.

Peak oil used to be a debate in which geologists and economists threw bricks at each other but seldom talked.

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Wishing it don’t make it so

This article was published in EurOil, 1 May 2012.

April is the cruelest month, a poet once wrote, and so it seems in the political economy of oil.

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