Posts filed under “Energy”

Untapped Resources?

Nice map:


From Friday’s WSJ:

"Mounting concerns about global energy supply are fueling a drive by the
oil industry and some U.S. lawmakers to end longstanding bans on
domestic drilling put in place to protect environmentally sensitive

Increasing U.S. oil production would require overturning
decades-old moratoriums that limit offshore drilling and accelerating
leasing of federal lands, moves that would trigger a swift and vigorous
political backlash. Still, as gasoline prices continue to climb and
squeeze household budgets, the momentum appears to be gaining to open
up new areas."

See also: New Find Fuels Speculation Brazil Will Be a Power in Oil

Now, what about raising CAFE standards?


Oil Industry, Lawmakers Aim To Lift Bans on Drilling
Fears Over Supply Drive Push to Enter Protected U.S. Areas
WSJ, May 23, 2008; Page A5   

Category: Energy, Taxes and Policy

Another good Friday on CNBC — excellent guests, discussing real issues, and in great detail.

Like the interview two weeks ago with David Einhorn and William Ackman, this shows how good finacial television can be when a smart guest discusses weighty topics with sufficient time to go into details beyond bumper sticker.

I don’t know much about David Walker, but I was very impressed with him. Here’s info on the Peterson Foundation.

I don’t think the videos have as much Walker as they did on TV . . . 


Private Equity With Pete Peterson
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Discussing the state of private equity, with Pete Peterson, The
Blackstone Group chairman/co-founder and David Walker former U.S.


Wall Street Star
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Perspectives on the economy, with Pete Peterson, The Blackstone
Group chairman/co-founder and David Walker former U.S. Comptroller



Video: David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital, William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital

Category: Economy, Energy, Taxes and Policy, Video


Category: Commodities, Economy, Energy

Crude Oil = $132; Peak Oil ?

Category: Commodities, Energy

Seasonal Adjustments and Inflation

Category: Data Analysis, Energy, Inflation

Crude Oil = $129

Category: Energy

Producer Price Index April 2008 = 0.2%, 0.4% Core

Category: Commodities, Data Analysis, Energy, Inflation

USA National Gas Temperature Map

Category: Consumer Spending, Energy

S&P500 Profits Ex 3 Oil Cos = Awful

Category: Earnings, Energy, Valuation

T. Boone Pickens on Oil Prices, Trading, Wind Power

On Bloomberg (via Paul), comes this  very good video interview with T. Boone Pickens on Oil, Natural Gas, Trading — and Wind Power.


Boone at 2008 Milken Conference
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Good stuff.


Boone Pickens Says He Is Ready to Bet on Wind Power
Bloomberg, April 29 2008

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Category: Energy, Video