Alexander's Commentary
Change of face - change of phase
A Future?
Climate-Change – Change of Climate
Oil-Around 2013
Finally there: The Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion
New time arising
Ein heisser Herbst? (A hot Autumn?)
Where is this going? – 3
Where is this going? -2
Where is this going?
Is it important?
A Moment of Truth at Passing
The Iran Hoax
The 2012 Adventure
Solstice Greetings
Taking on the future
A new beginning
Twist and Turn
Shale-gas: just a gas?
Little miracles, big wonders
Unconventional gas
To Peak or not to Peak, is that the question?
Going on ...
Time for change
Economy; What Economy?
Media Noise Windfall Profit
The Winds of Change
Signs of the future?
Reality and Hope
Best Wishes
What goes around, comes around
A throughout, integrated view
Signs of change?
P.P.P. versus Need
Working for climate-change?
Good signs
Contradicting signals
All over again? The difference between perception and reality.
The paradigm, the mind-set and reality
Two minds
Positive inclination
Different values?
The long view
Leaping to the future
New signs of hope?
A message of hope?
Some good news anywhere?
A project gone awry?
Traces of light
Driving the markets II
Driving the markets
Meeting reality
Silence for the storm?
The times are changing
The Theatre
Some Questions, no answers
Ocean carbon sinks and returns
The good news, the bad and the ugly
A President speaks the truth!
Green masks
Saving us with or from bio-fuels?
The good news
Driving the oil-price?
A new dilemma?
Kenya: a new oil-frontier?
Forecasting a trend?
Some early signs for 2008
2007; A year to remember
The good news
A bit of a shock II
Fraud alert - bogus job ads
A bit of a shock
A simple but far-reaching idea
Hype, Realism, Convergence
A touch of globality
Climate change and changing the climate
Refineries, Biofuels and internal demand
Figures, figures & figures
Pipelines, Biofuels & Reserves
Expectation, projections, contradictions.
A box of Pandora?
Changing systems
A dynamical environment
Projections and reality
Changing reality
A different reality II
A different reality
PPP: Prices, poverty and politics
A whirling 2007
The year of shifting balances
One world, two systems?
Oil and development?
The year 2065?
Mixed signals II
Mixed signals
A War on hold?
No Comment
Changing balances
Truth or Deception?
A fresh overview
Bigger picture first
National Interests vs. Shareholders Value
'The Dialogue'
Do we actually need to worry?

2007; A year to remember


As  2007 is now coming to a close, we can look back at quite an intense year.

The seriousness of climate-change has found a much greater acceptance and realistic plans are being made to reduce the human carbon footprint.

The oil price has gone to levels that were unthinkable only a while ago.
But somehow it seems acceptable.

There is a “breaking free” and re-positioning in many countries about who the real friends and partners are and many relationships have been renewed or newly engendered as a response to the fast moving international theatre.

These are only a few of the many developments that have taken place this year and there is not enough space here to go into detail. However, a special note is needed for what has happened in the last weeks: With the appearance of the NIE-report on the nuclear activities in Iran, the world is now a different place.

It is those brave men (and women) that had the courage to stand up and tell the world their best assessment which made all the difference. Suddenly the balloon of threat  burst and all the manipulation and evil meddling was brought to the surface, making clear that “God”s own country” was close  to becoming “the evil empire”.

The question of who we can actually trust and who is speaking the truth has been given a new dimension.

The response is interesting to see, especially in the Middle East. It is now being practiced that working together and being “good neighbours” is more important, cheaper and more effective than dissent and “far friends”. 

This NIE report and its consequences have been a major turning-point in 2007 and will have reverberations into the future, not only because of what it did (burst the bubble) but especially because of what now is possible in terms of cooperation between countries that was not possible before.

In the end the truth will prevail.

Meanwhile, I wish you all a very good time, a fine Christmas for those for whom it is relevant and a prosperous, exciting and healthy 2008 should you also count the years like this.

We will be “off-line” for the period to come and will be “on-line” again on January 7. The next update will be mid-January.

Until then: stay safe, stay healthy, stay clean.

All the best,


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