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”

More on LTO Economics in the Bakken

The goal for any commercial company is to make as high as possible profit and returns on invested (employed) capital, primarily the owners’ capital, equity. Light Tight Oil (LTO) extraction from the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota had a new high of 1,17 Mbo/d in Apr-18 according to data published in Jun-18Continue reading “More on LTO Economics in the Bakken”

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”