Wednesday , 26 September 2018


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Canada's Oil Sands: "The World's Dirtiest Commodity"?

When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind: the world's peacekeeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight to the harsher pieties of its southern neighbour, decent, civilised, fair, well-governed? Think again. This country's government is now behaving with all the sophistication of a chimpanzee's tea party. Words: 1377

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U.S. Military Warns of Serious Oil Shortfall by 2015

The US military's Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear by 2012 and that there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact. Words: 455

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4 Bombshell Reports Suggest: Peak Oil Now an Imminent Reality

Official recognition of the peak oil threat has been muted up until now, couched in warnings about "adequate investment" and blithe assertions that demand would soon peak, averting any supply shortage. All that seems to have changed in the last month with a sudden deluge of reports and summit meetings suggesting that the oil industry and energy officials are now taking peak oil very seriously indeed. Words: 990

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Uranium: Talk About a Growth Industry!

There are 436 nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries around the world today, providing approximately 15% of the world’s electricity, and according to the World Nuclear Association, another 50 power reactors are currently being constructed in 14 countries with over 130 more power reactors being planned and 250 more being proposed. Talk about a growing industry! Words: 776

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2 Profit-killing Strategies to Avoid When Buying Commodity Investments

The rebounding global economy has pushed up commodity prices in recent months but, with the exception of gold which has recently hit record highs, most commodities remain below their 2008 peaks. Still, resource demand should continue to improve with the global economy but there are ways to do - and avoid doing - when buying into such investments. Words: 503

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Hess: $140 Oil was NOT an Aberration – It was a Warning!

Once economic growth recovers, it is likely we will return to the market conditions of 2008. The price of $140 per barrel oil was not an aberration; it was a warning. An oil crisis is coming that could prove devastating to future economic growth. Given the long lead times of 5-to-10 years from oil discovery to production, we need to act now to avert this outcome. Words: 862

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New Discoveries Insufficient to Avoid Peak Oil

The imbalance between oil demand and supply is likely to result in a decade long upward trajectory in energy prices, marked by volatility. The world is going to be running short of oil production in the not too distant future and these new discoveries don’t change that reality. Words: 2032

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Tantalum: How Tantalizing

From what we know about the many and growing market applications for tantalum, the impending supply shortage of tantalum, the present low price for tantalum and the historic high price tantalum commanded just a few years ago it is evident that the future price of tantalum has no where to go but up – big time! Words: 624

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