Synopses & Reviews
In 2006, world oil consumption will exceed one thousand barrels per second. The news marks an important change that will have a far-reaching impact on world economies, investments, and business profitability.
In A Thousand Barrels a Second, Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Peter Tertzakian examines the future of oil and offers insights into what it will take to rebalance our energy needs and seize new opportunities. He answers the top questions asked by business leaders, policy makers, investors, and concerned citizens as we approach the coming break point: Are today's high oil and gas prices part of a routine business cycle, or are there more profound forces at play? Are hybrid vehicles our only solution against high gasoline prices? Is China's growing thirst for energy sustainable? Which government policies work and which do not? Will nuclear power and coal save the day-again?
Tertzakian also offers a realistic, informed look into the future of our energy supply chains and how our consumption patterns may evolve, revealing how governments, businesses, and even individuals can meet the coming challenges with better solutions and innovations.
From Jon Stewart to Bloomberg-everyone's talking to Peter Tertzakian about our global oil addiction
Timed to release at peak travel season when oil prices are on the increase and fuel costs are a media focus, the paperback edition of A Thousand Barrels a Second is more important than ever. As chief energy economist and investment strategist for the ARC Financial Corporation, Peter Tertzakian delivers a provocative look at the future of oil, its influence on our world's businesses, and what we must do to break the habit before it breaks our economy.
“Peter Tertzakian's analysis of world oil is fascinating reminder that history often foretells the major turning points of the future.”-Gwyn Morgan, PresidentandChief ExecutiveOfficer, EnCana Corporation
A Powerful Analysis of Our Oil Addiction and a New Direction for Global Energy
In 2006, world oil consumption exceeded one thousand barrels per second-a level with enormous impact on the environment, world economies, investments, and business profitability. A Thousand Barrels a Second examines the future of oil and the nature of our energy supply, revealing how governments, businesses, and individuals can meet the coming challenges with better solutions and innovations.
“A Thousand Barrels a Second is a book that arrives just in time.”-U.S. Representative Charles F. Bass, (R-NH), member House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Peter Tertzakian's analysis of world oil is a fascinating reminder that history often foretells the major turning points of the future.”-Gwyn Morgan, PresidentandChief Executive Officer, EnCana Corporation
“An excellent book! In my more than 40 years in the industry I can't think of a publication which has so clearly discussed the global challenges of today's demands and tomorrow's requirements.”-Peter Gaffney, Senior Partner, Gaffney, ClineandAssociates
About the Author
Peter Tertzakian is Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Corporation, and has become an internationally recognized analyst. Tertzakian publishes ARC Energy Charts, a weekly synopsis of world energy trends. For more information about the future of energy, visit athousandbarrelsasecond.com.
Table of Contents
1. Lighting the Last Whale Lamp
2. Victory on a Wave of Oil
3. Pressure Build Up
4. The Coming Oil Breakpoint
5. The Next Great Rebalancing Act
6. Alternatives to Alternative Energy
7. A Golden Age of Energy Opportunity