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Cheap Oil A Boon For The Economy? Think Again

Tumbling oil prices are a bonanza for global stock markets, provided the chief cause is a surge in crude supply rather than a collapse in economic demand. Roughly one third of the current oil slump is a shortfall in expected demand, caused by China’s industrial slowdown and Europe’s austerity trap.

Will Shale Oil Fuel Manufacturing Boom in the US?

Chris Guith the senior Vice President of Policy for the Institute for 21st Century Energy pointed out how large a benefit the shale revolution is for the U.S. economy. Since 2007, all non-farm jobs fell 2.6%. Oil industry jobs rose 38.6%. In 2012, there were 2.1 million jobs in the sector. By 2025, there will be over 4 million jobs.

Why Are Food Prices so High? Because We're Eating Oil

Regardless of what we eat, we’re actually eating oil. Not directly, of course, but indirectly, as the global production of tradable foods relies on mechanized farming, fertilizers derived from fossil fuel feedstocks, transport of the harvest to processing plants and from there, to final customers.

The Golden Age of Gas, Possibly: Interview with the IEA

International Energy Agency (IEA) – The global energy authority believes that this age of gas can be golden & that unconventional gas can be produced in an environmentally acceptable way. The potential for a golden age of gas comes along with a big “if” regarding environmental & social impact.

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