Category Archives: Energy markets

Dodgy Demand Data? The Oil Price Collapse Conspiracy

John here. Environmental concerns and tighter regulations reduced investment in refineries. Tight refining capacity then drove the high crack spreads, but they have recently. This long-term strategy to reduce the use of fossil fuels by raising prices is achieving its goal, but at the predictable cost of people using less fuel. Gas stations, largely independent […]


Australia’s Grand Plans to Export Solar – A Lesson from the ‘Gas Crisis’

By John McGregor, a translator and political violence researcher As perverse as it seems, achieving the dream of linking Australian renewable energy to Asian energy buyers may generate a household electricity crisis as artificial as the current gas crisis. As with LNG, large scale solar projects are set to largely, perhaps even entirely, bypass domestic […]


The Capitalist Solution to ‘Save’ the Planet: Make It an Asset Class & Sell it

John Bellamy Foster explains the plans to create assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons.