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Author: Marc Humphries
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: development, prospects, future, history, sands, american, oil, north
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437938078
ISBN-13: 9781437938074

When it comes to future reliable oil supplies, Canadażs oil sands will likely account for a greater share of U.S. oil imports. In 2008 oil sands accounted for 46% of Canadażs total oil production and oil sands production is increasing as conventional oil production declines. Since 2004, when a substantial portion of Canadażs oil sands were deemed economic, Canada has ranked second behind Saudi Arabia in oil reserves. As oil sands production in Canada is predicted to increase to 2.8 million barrels per day by 2015, environ. issues are a cause for concern. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.;

Author: Jonathan L. Ramseur
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oil, fate, spill, deepwater, horizon
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437944329
ISBN-13: 9781437944327

The April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig led to the largest oil spill in U.S. waters. It is estimated that the deepwater well ultimately released (over 84 days) over 200 million gallons of crude oil. Although decreasing amounts of oil were observed on the ocean surface following the wellżs containment on July 15, 2010, oil spill response officials and researchers have found oil in other places. A pressing question is where did the oil go? Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Factors that Impact an Oil Spillżs Fate; (3) The Federal Governmentżs Oil Bud

Author: James K. Jackson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oil, price, dollar, deficit, trade
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437983170
ISBN-13: 9781437983173

Despite common perceptions that there is a direct cause and effect relationship between changes in the international exchange value of the dollar and the price of oil, an analysis of data during recent periods indicates that changes in the price of oil are driven by changes in the demand for oil that is different from the supply of oil, rather than changes in the value of the dollar. Contents of this report: (1) Overview; (2) The Dollar and the Price of Oil: Real and Nominal Oil Prices; Major Currencies; (3) The Price of Oil: Oil Exchanges; Oil Demand and Supply; (4) The International Exchange

Author: Anthony Andrews
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: policy, incentives, history, shale, oil
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 143793840X
ISBN-13: 9781437938401

Federal interest in oil shale dates back to the early 20th century, when the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves were set aside. Commercial interest followed during the 1960s. After a second oil embargo in the 1970s, Congress created a synthetic fuels program to stimulate large-scale commercial development of oil shale. Commercially backed oil shale projects ended in the early 1980s when oil prices began declining. High oil prices have revived the interest in oil shale. Contents of this report: Intro.; Geology and Production Technology of Oil Shale; History of Oil Shale Development; Incenti

Author: Sally B. Gentille
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: choices, right, making, energy, reinventing
Number of Pages: 97
Published: 1996-04
ISBN-10: 0788137778
ISBN-13: 9780788137778

Presents information on: how & why Americans now use oil as the predominate energy source; America's oil reserves, & how much oil there is to meet America's needs; energy efficiency, & how to make wise energy choices; & the environmental impact of oil use. Contents: Introduction; Are we running out of oil? do markets lead to efficient energy choices? is the environment getting cleaner? should we switch to alternative fuels? is global climate change a reason to phase out oil use? conclusion. Charts & tables.

Author: Yash P. Mehra
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economic, quarterly, reprint, spending, prices, consumer, oil
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 143790498X
ISBN-13: 9781437904987

Empirical evidence suggests that oil price increases have a negative effect on spending whereas oil price declines have no effect. The estimated negative effect of an oil price increase on spending is larger if we focus on oil price increases that occur after a period of stable oil prices (net oil price increases), or if spending includes durables, the latter suggesting the possible negative influence of energy prices on the purchase of big-ticket consumption goods. Furthermore, the estimated oil price coefficients in the consumption equation do not show parameter instability during the 1980s,

Author: Gene Whitney
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reporting, summary, terminology, resources, fuel, fossil
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437925294
ISBN-13: 9781437925296

Terminology: Proved Reserves and Undiscovered Resources: The Importance of Terminology: The Example of the Bakken Formation; Conventional Versus Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Deposits; (4) Authoritative Data Sources for U.S. Fossil Fuel Reserves and Resources (R&R); (5) U.S. Oil and Natural Gas R&R: Proved Reserves; Undiscovered Oil and Natural Gas R&R; Sub-Economic Oil and Natural Gas R&R; Shale Oil; Shale Gas; Methane Hydrates; Heavy Oil; (6) U.S. Coal R&R; (7) Expressing Fossil Fuels as Barrels of Oil Equivalent; (8) Overview of Global Fossil Fuel R&R; (9) U.S. Production and Consumpti
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