Category Archives: Oil

Playing GM Executive on the Model Cuts

Playing GM Executive on the Model Cuts We examine why GM cut off the Chevy Cruze and the Chevy Volt production.  The previous article shows how Trump’s destruction of clean energy policies led to this. In Quarter 3, 2018, GM … Continue reading

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Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures

Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures Two of the cars discontinued in the GM plant closures are the fuel economy cars the compact and high mileage Chevy Cruze, and the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt.  GM said that they … Continue reading

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General Motors and the Environment

General Motors and the Environment Clearly, we are all distressed when 14,000 workers are let off, and their factories closed.  General Motors in fact said that consumers are desiring to drive SUVs and Trucks more, so they are fulfilling consumer … Continue reading

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Trump’s October Surprises

Trump’s October Surprises A so-far secret and unwritten middle class tax cut, to cut middle class taxes by 10%.  It can’t be voted on until after the election, so I suspect, we have to have a Republican Senate and House.  … Continue reading

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Iran is the Real Target, and US Banks See a Risk

Iran is the Real Target, and US Banks See a Risk Apparently, I have been misguided in focusing on Saudi Arabia and its oil.  Trump’s real goal is to block the worldwide export of Iranian oil, as a punishment for … Continue reading

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Tired of Having the Saudi Crown Prince Laughing at America?

Tired of having the Saudi Crown Prince laughing at America? Want to get back at their despot who can cruelly murder a Washington Post reporter who is also an American resident, in their consulate?  Who jails their women protesters?  Who … Continue reading

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World Oil Use and Exports

World Oil Use and Exports In order to understand the challenge of reducing oil usage to mitigate climate change, we examine oil use by country or region.  We then look at world oil trade in terms of oil exporters. The … Continue reading

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Background Economics of Saudi Arabia

Background Economics of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has a population of 33 million.  Its GDP is $708 billion, but in purchasing power parity, PPP, it is $1.80 trillion.  Per capita income in PPP is $55,260. The oil is owned by … Continue reading

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To Prince Salman: Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back

To Prince Salman:  Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back The prime steak of economics conferences, nicknamed “Davos In The Desert”, is now a leading embarrassment for the rest of the world, following the accusations of Saudis murdering Washington Post reporter … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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