.Pétrole: Tout le monde en parle, mais peu le comprennent
C'est comme si on était mystifié devant ce sang noir de notre économie. Beaucoup le haïssent, certains en profitent énormément, mais une chose est certaine, nous sommes tous impliqués dans cette galère. Alors, je propose de mieux connaître tout ce qui entoure cette ressource par rapport à laquelle nous semblons avoir une dépendance.
Premièrement, je vous propose de faire du rattrapage historique si vous ne connaissez pas comment il est peu à peu entré dans nos vies. Voici une série de documentaires à propos de l'histoire du pétrole qui va vous éclairer énormément si vous avez la patience de visionner les environs 8 heures total. C'est en français et le producteur était très recherché.
Ensuite vous avez une panoplie d'articles qui vont vous mener à travers le supposé pic pétrolier, le fait que le pétrole est renouvelable, sur les vrais enjeux autour de celui-ci en Irak et ailleurs, nouvelles découvertes, manipulations des prix actuels et de la nouvelle bourse du pétrole en Iran qui va vendre son pétrole en d'autres devises que le dollar américain et plus!
History may not repeat itself, but, as Mark Twain observed, it can sometimes rhyme. The crises and conflicts of the past recur, recognizably similar even when altered by new conditions. At present, a race for the world's resources is underway that resembles the Great Game that was played in the decades leading up to the First World War. Now, as then, the most coveted prize is oil and the risk is that as the contest heats up it will not always be peaceful. But this is no simple rerun of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, there are powerful new players and it is not only oil that is at stake.
Iran, OPEC's second-largest producer, has completely stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official said Wednesday, a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran's nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq.
Are you seeing a pattern here???
They need oil, they take Sinai. They don't give it back until they've secure guaranteed access to its oil.
They need oil, they kick off a war between the
And of course, they've been itching to re-open the pipeline from
Finally, israelis don't intend to end their quest for oil with
The "Peakers" are pointing to today's record high price as proof that we have reached the "oil peak". But what we are seeing is not a drop in supply but a drop in the dollar. Plus, let us not forget that the
Now, it is obvious that oil is a finite resource, and even if there is a renewal mechanism deep in the Earth's crust, it is not replenishing the oil as fast as we are using it (and nothing uses it up faster than war). But whether we are at the peak or not is still open to debate, as both sides of the argument are agenda-driven rather than fact-driven.
There is an old homily that when it takes a barrel of oil to recover a barrel of oil, the party is over no matter how much oil is really down there. But of course, advances in technology can change that crossover point.
Personally, I think we should be spending money on new energy technology than in killing each other over what oil is left. Because if we run out of the oil that runs our machinery and we have not created a replacement, then we will have dead-ended ourselves, spending the rest of our species' lifespan trapped on a planet of dead and rusting hulks.
There is fusion power to look at, and of course, the outer gas giant planets have all the hydrocarbons we could ever need. True, we cannot get those hydrocarbpns here easily, just as it would have been impossible to transport vast amounts of oil and gas across the oceans in
A landmark study of more than 800 oilfields by
In his later years, Gold challenged the belief, deeply held by American and British geoscientists, that oil is fluid concentrated from huge amounts of vegetation and animal remains that have been buried in the sediments over hundreds of million of years. Instead, he and many other geophysicists, most notably in Russia and China (5), for decades have been providing evidence that oil and natural gas are generated from hydrocarbon substances in the Earth’s crust that were “brought in from space when the Earth was formed.”
Once considered a barren plain dotted with hydrothermal vents, the seafloor's rocky regions appear to be teeming with microbial life, say scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Mass., University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and other institutions.
A huge natural gas field has been found a short distance off
Two of the world's largest energy exchanges have forced traders to deposit significantly more money when investing to curb volatility in energy markets and drive out speculators.
There are only three people necessary for a transaction. The person making the product. The person moving the product from the person who makes it to the person who uses it, and the person who uses it, Everything else, all the extra middlemen who worm their way into the path that products follow from manufacture to use, are superfluous make-work positions that add cost without adding benefit.
"Dangit, they were right here just a moment ago!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The Supreme Court's recent decision to hear ExxonMobil's reasons to void the $2.5 billion punitive award in the Exxon Valdez case hit the town of
The second painful blow was the high court's decision to not even hear our reasons why the award should be restored to the full $5 billion that a jury of peers decided was necessary to punish the corporate giant back in 1994.
After a record-smashing year with oil peaking at $
And if the
If the uptrend continues, market watchers say this could be the week that oil manages to punch through the symbolic level and eclipse the inflation-adjusted record of $101.70 reached in April 1980.
And the oil company execs, all "Bush's base", are laughing themselves to the bank.
Record oil prices edged closer to $
In light of the fact that $
Crude oil prices soared to $
The short answer is that the
This has absolutely nothing to do wiith "Al Qaeda".
The only thing troubling Chertoff is the reality that
Iraq's oil ministry has declared all crude contracts signed by the Kurdish regional authorities with foreign companies null and void, a government official said on Saturday.
"The ministry has nullified all contracts signed by the
Iraq's oil reserves -- the world's third largest -- lie in the Kurdish north and Shiite south and the Sunnis fear the two communities could monopolise future income.
It will be interesting to see precisely how this plays out.
You have to chuckle at the headline describing describing this gambit by
"I am happy to report that as far as
"But darn it, oil to
PetroChina Co. almost tripled on its first day of trading in Shanghai, becoming the world's first company to be valued at $1 trillion, more than Exxon Mobil Corp. and General Electric Co. combined.
PetroChina shares rose to 43.96 yuan from the sale price of 16.7 yuan, giving the state-owned oil producer a greater market value than the entire Russian stock market.
The oil price could hit $