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The Prices of USD, Oil, and U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Oil is priced in U.S. Dollar (USD or US$); therefore, the oil price becomes strongly linked to fluctuations to the strengths and weaknesses of the USD. The USD is the world’s dominant reserves currency, and changes to its exchange rate are closely linked to the monetary policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed inContinue reading “The Prices of USD, Oil, and U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Policies”

Bakken, Something About EURs, PDP Reserves and R over P Ratio

Proven reliable methods on the Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) for any well (or other agreed parameter like EUR for the average well of specified vintage populations for plays, fields, companies or other) is crucial to make estimates on remaining Proven Developed Producing (PDP) and Proven UnDeveloped (PUD) reserves which are the linchpins for assets backedContinue reading “Bakken, Something About EURs, PDP Reserves and R over P Ratio”

The Price of Oil

Crude oil is the world’s biggest and most important traded commodity. In some earlier articles, like this and this, I explored for relations between the oil price, the world’s credit creation and interest rates. This is a continuation of my exploration of how the world’s credit creation affects the structural level of the oil price.Continue reading “The Price of Oil”

The Powers of Fossil Fuels, an Update with Data per 2017

This post is an update and small expansion of The Powers of Fossil Fuels spanning more than two centuries of the history of the world’s energy, primarily fossil fuels (FF), consumption. Between 2002 and 2017 world energy consumption grew with about 39%, world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 130% and world total debts by more thanContinue reading “The Powers of Fossil Fuels, an Update with Data per 2017”

Developments in Energy Consumption and Private and Public Debt per 2016

For some time I have explored the relations in developments for total debt [private and public], interest rates, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) energy consumption and thus also the oil price. My theory has been that there are relations between changes to total debt and energy consumption and thus energy prices. Changes to total credit/debt shouldContinue reading “Developments in Energy Consumption and Private and Public Debt per 2016”

Will growing Costs of new Oil Supplies knock against declining Consumers’ Affordability?

In this post I present developments in world crude oil (including condensates) supplies since January 2007 and per June 2016. Further a closer look at petroleum demand (consumption and stock changes) developments in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the same period and what this implies about demand developments in non OECD.Continue reading “Will growing Costs of new Oil Supplies knock against declining Consumers’ Affordability?”

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