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  • The Oil Drum writers: Where are they now?

    15 October 2013, 4:56 am by: Euan Mearns

    Nate Hagens is at The Monkey Trap…
  • The Last Post

    22 September 2013, 9:34 am by: Euan Mearns

    The Oil Drum (TOD) was an internet energy phenomenon that ran for over eight years from April 2005 to September 2013. The site was founded by Prof. Goose (also known as Professor Kyle Saunders of Colorado State University) and Heading Out (also known as…
  • The House That Randy Built

    21 September 2013, 5:34 pm by: Euan Mearns

    One of the nice aspects of the 7+ years I have been involved with The Oil Drum has been attending conferences and meeting with some of my cyber friends, who by and large figure among the nicest bunch of folks I ever met. In 2007 I attended the ASPO meeting in…
  • Twenty (Important) Concepts I Wasn't Taught in Business School - Part I

    20 September 2013, 12:27 am by: nate hagens

    Twenty-one years ago I received an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago. The world became my oyster. Or so it seemed. For many years I achieved status in the metrics popular in our day ~ large paychecks, nice cars, travel to exotic places,…
  • So, What Are You Doing?

    19 September 2013, 12:17 am by: nate hagens

    It's September and we still have 7 more 'final' posts in the queue (myself, Joules, Jerome, Jason, Art, Dave Murphy, and Euan...) and will run them every 2 days until finished. Leanan will post a final Drumbeat later this week where people can leave website…
  • The Exponential Legacy of Al Bartlett

    12 September 2013, 2:32 pm by: JoulesBurn

    Dr. Albert Allen Bartlett, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Colorado, died September 7, 2013 at the age of 90. It is coincidental that, in the year that he "officially" retired from teaching (1988), I first heard his famous lecture…
  • Of Milk Cows and Saudi Arabia

    10 September 2013, 9:59 am by: JoulesBurn

    Under the desert in eastern Saudi Arabia lies Ghawar, the largest oil field in the world. It has been famously productive, with a per-well flow rate of thousands of barrels per day, owing to a combination of efficient water injection, good rock permeability,…
  • IEA Sankey Diagrams

    7 September 2013, 11:05 pm by: JoulesBurn

    The International Energy Agency has taken its share of abuse from The Oil Drum over the years for its rather optimistic forecasts. But it deserves a hearty shout-out for an invaluable resource it has on its web site: Interactive Sankey Diagrams for the World.…
  • My Last Campfire Post

    7 September 2013, 12:13 am by: Jason Bradford

    I checked my user profile for this site and discovered that as of today I have been a member for 7 years and 37 weeks. Wow! So much has happened to me and my family over those years and a lot of it was shared on The Oil Drum. For reasons I’ll explain, I…
  • The Economic and Political Consequences of the Last 10 Years of Renewable Energy Development

    5 September 2013, 9:22 am by: Jerome a Paris

    I've been privileged to be an editor of TOD over the past several years, and am glad to have been invited to do a final post as the site moves to an archive status.…

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