2011 September 9

The Master Resource Report  2011-09-09

US exports of refined petroleum products. (page 1 )

No Water – No Energy….No Energy – No Water. (page 2 )

The water weapon. (page 3 )

The dumbest idea of the year. (page 3 )

Cramer’s rant on gasoline prices. (page 4 )

The ASPO-USA Peak Oil, Energy & the Economy Conference, November 2-5, 2011 in Washington, DC, is the world’s premier event focused on peak oil challenges and solutions.  It is produced by the nonprofit Association For The Study Of Peak Oil & Gas – USA (ASPO-USA). The format includes keynotes, plenary sessions, concurrent educational tracks, networking receptions, and exhibits.  The conference is supported by more than 35 publications, websites and partnering associations. You can receive a $50 discount off the prevailing fees for Peak Aware Package registration option by inserting the code mediapartner when prompted on the registration page linked from http://www.aspousa.org/conference/2011/Agenda.cfm

I will be participating in two sessions during the conference. The first will be on Thursday titled – “Of Wells and Wall Street:  Implications for Businesses and Investors”. The second will be on Saturday when I will moderate an Investors Roundtable.

The conference as always will be intellectually challenging and exciting.

Be sure and let me know if you will be attending. I would really like to meet everyone attending that reads my report.

2011 versus 2008

For the first time this year the year-to-date average price of the All Country World Crude Oil reported by the EIA is below its 2008 level. However given the steep decline experienced in 2008 after the Lehman disaster it will not remain behind for long, unless of course history in some way repeats itself. Let’s all hope that doesn’t happen.

No one should be expecting any help for an economic recovery from lower fuel price for now.

Data Source: EIA

100 mpg City – 114 mpg Highway

The WIKISPEED car along with other alternative vehicles will be at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market this Sunday, September 11 between 11 and 4. The list includes the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, home conversions from the Seattle Electric Vehicles Assoc. and electric bikes and scooters. For more information visit the LFP Farmers Market web site.