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The Massive Coming Oil Shock

$10 per gallon gas within two years? Quite possible.
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:41 PM

Executive Summary

  • Why America Will NOT Soon Become A Net Exporter Of Oil
  • The Gross Global Mis-Pricing Of Risk
  • The New Fed Looks Even Worse Than The Old
  • What You Should Do To Prepare

If you have not yet read Part 1: The Great Oil Swindle, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

The "America Will Soon Be A Net Exporter Of Oil" Big Fat Lie

This brings us to the part where the oil myth has gone entirely off the rails.  Using the fraudulent oil recovery (EUR) estimates in play, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has built that into an outlook that might not only be wrong, but decisively and destructively wrong.

The IEA came out with a bombshell report recently that dramatically claims the US will not only become a net oil exporter in 2025 and remain as such for decades afterward, but that it will be able to increase its production by another incremental 8 million barrels per day above current levels:

US will become a net oil exporter within 10 years, says IEA

Nov 13, 2017

The shale revolution in north America means the US is destined to become a net oil exporter within 10 years, for the first time since the 1950s.

The International Energy Agency said it expected that American oil production between 2010 and 2025 would grow at a rate unparalleled by any country in history, with far-reaching consequences for the US and the world.

The last time the US exported more oil than it imported was 1953, and a ban on oil exports was lifted only in 2015.

Technological developments in drilling and fracking since the turn of this century have unlocked huge reserves of gas and oil trapped in shale rock, and redrawn the energy landscape.

(Source)

Well, I can assure you that if the IEA is using EUR’s that are off by 100%, then its projections are not only laughably wrong, but extremely dangerous.

Based on this sort of deeply-flawed analysis, anybody making plans off of this, which might include politicians, regulators, companies, or individuals deciding on whether or not to buy that F350 truck with a 15+ year lifespan, is relying on some very bad information.

And more than that, it's critical for us to understand how oil is about to violently... » Read more

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Warning: Stocks Likely to Crater from Here

Losses of over 50% (!) may be in store
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:34 AM

I don't relish the job of constantly pointing out the risks to the equity markets. But since few on Wall Street seem willing (or able) to do this, I'm "making the call" for a market correction, as enough variables have aligned to indicate a high likelihood of stocks heading downwards from here.

I've only given one other such warning about equities before, and that was in March of 2008, when I warned of the possibility of a 40% to 60% decline in stock prices by Fall. I am making a similar call today, with the understanding that I am usually a bit early to the game with my views. » Read more

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Time to Choose

A fundamentals-driven breakout seems imminent. But which dir
Friday, February 8, 2013, 6:44 AM

Whether you're aware of it or not, a great battle is being waged around us.

It is a war of two opposing narratives: the future of our economy and our standard of living.

The dominant story, championed by flotillas of press releases and parading talking heads, tells an inspiring tale of recovery and return to growth. 

The other side, less visible but with a full armament of high-caliber data, tells a very different story. One of growing instability, downside risk, and inequality.

As different as they are in substance, they both share one fundamental prediction and this is why you should care: This battle is about to break. And when it does, one side will turn out to be much more 'right' than the other. The time for action has arrived. To position yourself in the direction of the break you think is most likely to happen.

It's time to choose a side. » Read more

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The U.S. Drought Is Hitting Harder Than Most Realize

Repercussions are everywhere
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:02 PM

This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012, the combined record-setting July land temperatures, and their impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP. 

Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, we should keep it front and center in our minds, as it has already led to sharply higher grain prices, increased gasoline costs (via the pass-through of higher ethanol costs), impeded oil and gas drilling activity in some areas (due to a lack of water), caused the shutdown of a few operating electricity plants, temporarily reduced red meat prices (but will also make them climb sharply later) as cattle are dumped on feed- and pasture-management concerns, and blocked and/or reduced shipping on the Mississippi River.  All this and there's also a strong chance that today's drought will negatively impact next year's winter wheat harvest, unless a lot of rain starts falling soon. » Read more