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By Robert Rapier on Jul 28, 2011 with 101 responses

The Return of the American Diesel Car

The following guest essay is by Paul Nash, a regular reader here at R-Squared. Paul is an Australian who now lives near Vancouver, Canada. He is an environmental engineer who specializes in doing municipal water and energy efficiency projects, and has had experience in managing small town water and energy utilities. He is also developing small renewable electricity projects – micro hydro and wood biomass – neither of which is in short supply in his part of the world. Paul is also a strong proponent of high efficiency automotive engines and alternative fuels, and takes particular interest in the efficiency and multi-fuel capabilities of diesel engines, which is what prompted this essay. ———————————– There hasn’t been an American made, diesel… Continue»

By Staff on Apr 19, 2010 with 1 response

The Watchmen Sleep While Energy Costs Raid the Village

We should see $100/bbl crude oil shortly, and $4 gasoline is certainly not out of the question.

By Robert Rapier on Nov 22, 2007 with no responses

Why Oil Prices Defied Expectations

Happy Thanksgiving to all! It was a normal work day here in Scotland for me, which stinks. But I am now home, the turkey just came out of the oven, and soon I will be sitting down to watch the Dallas Cowboys on my Slingbox. What a great invention that thing is! A lot of people – including me – were very surprised that we didn’t break through the $100/bbl barrier on Wednesday. After all, analysts had expected a large crude build, and instead there was a large draw. Given that on Tuesday night WTI had traded as high as $99.29 – and as nervous as the markets have been – I thought $100 was a sure thing given the… Continue»