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    Off The Cuff: Twilight In The Desert Has Begun

    An oil engineer's dark take on the Ghawar oil field decline
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:45 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Art Berman discuss:

    • Is the Ghawar oil field truly in decline?
    • If so, what are the implications?
    • What other important revelations does the Saudi Aramco prospectus contain?

    In the light of the huge surprise contained in the recent Saudi Aramco prospectus, that Saudi Arabia's massive Ghawar “crown jewel” conventional oil field is in decline (currently at a maximum output of 3.8 million barrels per day vs the previous estimate of 5.8mbd), we rushed to interview seasoned petroleum geologist Art Berman on the news.

    Is he as concerned about the revelation as we are?

    Yes. In fact, he suspects the 3.8mbd is likely still an overly-exagerrated figure, and that the field's true max output is even lower.

    In his estimation, the fiction the world has been telling itself — that Peak Oil isn't real — is about to be rudely disproven. The recent (and much more expensive) shale bonanza will prove to be a short-lived distraction, and we'll soon be face-to-face with the predicament of how to power the global economy with less net energy.

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    Huge News: The Ghawar Is In Decline!

    The world's most productive oil field just shocked analysts
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:39 PM

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    Really big news hit this morning. And today is April 2nd, so we can't dismiss this as an April-fools prank.

    I explain it all with context below. But the summary is this: we're well on track for the oil supply shortage(s) and price spike(s) that I’ve been writing about for the past few years. It will all hit sometime between now and 2022 is my latest projected timeframe.

    This will be a before-and-after story. Before the coming price spikes, so much seemed possible. After they hit, so much less will be. The transition from Easy to Hard is now fully underwaym and you need to be eyes wide open about the data.

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    Daily Digest 2/6 – Shale Reality Check, Permafrost Home To Large Mercury Reserves

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:41 PM

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    • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Blue Monday – How Are the Mighty Mispricings of Risk Fallen 
    • A Timeline Of The FBI And DOJ's Involvement In Hillary's Emails And The Trump Dossier
    • How much are illegal activities behind the demand for crypto-currency?
    • The Market Meltdown Is an Ominous Sign
    • FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.
    • Shale Reality Check
    • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil 
    • Arctic permafrost home to large mercury reserves, study finds 

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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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    Off The Cuff: A World Of Rising Interest Rates

    Means a future of falling prices -- in nearly everything
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 29, 2017, 8:55 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • The Crashing Treasury Curve
      • Interest rates are on the move
    • Get Ready For Interest Rates To Start Rising
      • The end of a 30-year downtrend
    • When Rates Rise, Prices Will Fall
      • Bonds, stocks, housing — nearly everything
    • What's Next For Bitcoin?
      • We're witnessing a historical moment

    Charles and Chris discuss the implications to anticipate should interest rates indeed start rising. The quick summary? It will change everything…

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    The Importance Of Knowing

    Without insight, action is useless
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:20 AM

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    At Peak Prosperity, we strive to help people advance in three key areas: KnowingDoing and Being.

    Doing and Being are the resilience-building steps we recommend. Helping folks develop their own personal action plans in these areas is the main focus of the seminars we run.

    But Knowing? That's the essential first part to master. Without sufficient understanding and insight to guide you, any action you take is merely groping in the dark.

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    Off The Cuff: Increasing Signs The Long Bubble Cycle Is Ending

    Long-standing trends are beginning to reverse
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:01 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • End-Of-Cycle Signals
      • Long-standing trends are changing
    • Big Trouble In Saudi Arabia
      • Now a powderkeg with a short, lit fuse
    • Central Bank Culpability
      • It's scary how such powerful entities are so clueless
    • Bitcoin Today, Gold Tomorrow
      • Hot capital will seek trusted shelter when crisis arrives

    In this podcast, John enumerates the growing number of market indicators he sees that suggest major trend changes are afoot in the economy. He believes the long-standing bull cycle, now at bubble-level extreme asset valuations, is set to reverse.

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    The Oil Threat

    Why a debilitating price spike is 2 or less years away
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:57 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • China's imminent peak in oil production
    • The final key player in this story: Russia
    • How to prepare before oil becomes a LOT more expensive
    • What to prepare for? Higher prices (for everything real), lower prices (for everything paper), and more wars…

    If you have not yet read Part 1: If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    China’s Impending Oil Peak

    The motivations of China are completely obvious here.  China is eager to forge better relations with any country from which it can import oil and KSA is right at the top of that list.

    A truly startling (to me) report from the China University of Petroleum put all of this in proper context and urgency came out earlier this year (2017) which announced that after conducting a wide-ranging study that China faces an imminent peak in oil output (from both conventional and unconventional sources) as early as 2018.

    This is really big news.   The implications for global geopolitics, financial stability, and literally anything you consider personally important are huge.

    China faces looming energy crisis, warns state-funded study

    Oct 5, 2017

    Nafeez Ahmed

    A new scientific study led by the China University of Petroleum in Beijing, funded by the Chinese government, concludes that China is about to experience a peak in its total oil production as early as next year.

    Without finding an alternative source of “new abundant energy resources”, the study warns, the 2018 peak in China’s combined conventional and unconventional oil will undermine continuing economic growth and “challenge the sustainable development of Chinese society.”

    This also has major implications for the prospect of a 2018 oil squeeze — as China scales its domestic oil peak, rising demand will impact world oil markets in a way most forecasters aren’t anticipating, contributing to a potential supply squeeze. That could happen in 2018 proper, or in the early years that follow.

    There are various scenarios that follow from here  — China could: shift to reducing its massive demand for energy, a tall order in itself given population growth projections and rising consumption; accelerate a renewable energy transition; or militarise the South China Sea for more deepwater oil and gas.

    Right now, China appears to be incoherently pursuing all three strategies, with varying rates of success. But one thing is clear — China’s decisions on how it addresses its coming post-peak future will impact regional and global political and energy security for the foreseeable future.

    (Source)

    The author of the article, Nafeez Ahmed (who we’ve interviewed before and admire greatly – he's one of the really good ones out there), left out one other option on China’s scenario table, which was to forge stronger relationships with the world’s two key oil exporters – Saudi Arabia and Russia.   That scenario is now a reality and already well underway. 

    Here’s the mind-blowing chart that the study produced.  It literally tells the…

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    If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention

    A key geopolitical axis is swiftly shifting
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:57 PM

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    While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

    A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil. So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

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    The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital

    How to avoid making it
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:47 AM

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    Permanent impairment of capital is the cardinal sin of investing.

    Well, today's markets present a clear and present danger of coming capital impairment for those who don't take prudent action in advance of a market downturn. Don't be guilty of inaction.

     

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