Lecture 7 material is drawn from Chapters 7 of Energy Systems & Sustainability, 2/e (2012) and focuses on petroleum, oil and gas, from its origins to its dominance of our energy sector.
What's the future of oil and gas?
7.2: Origins & geology of petroleum
7.3: Origins of the oil & gas industries
7.4: Finding & producing petroleum
7.5: Petroleum refining & products
7.6: Oil today
7.7: Natural gas
7.8: Rise & fall of North Sea oil & gas
7.9: Why are oil & gas so special?
7.10: Conversion technologies
7.11: Unconventional oil & gas
7.12: The 'spectre of peak oil'
Links & items of interest:
'fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year' (Abraham, The Guardian, 7 August 2017)
The opportunity costs of the Alaska permanent fund dividend (Marks, Journal of Economics and Public Finance, vol 3 (3), 2017)
'This is a really big deal': Canada natural gas emissions far worse than feared (Kassam, The Guardian, 17 October 2017)
On ravaged tar sands lands, big challenges for reclamation (Struzik, Yale Environment 360, 27 march 2014)
Oil Sands mining uses up almost as much energy as it produces (nuwer, Inside Climate science, 19 February 2013)
Earthquakes triggered by fracking, not just wastewater disposal, study says (Hugo, NPR, 18 November 2016)
The world eyes yet another unconventional source of fossil fuels (Jones, Yale Environmental 360, 21 August 2017)
should the world tap undersea methane hydrates for Energy? (Colman, Scientific American, 1 August 2017)