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All Liquids Are Not Created Equal (Revisited)

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post pointing out some of the difficulties posed by the move away from ‘crude oil’ to ‘all liquids’ reporting by BP, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) when they publish their flagship yearly reports (see herehere and here).

I also showed some numbers taken from Table 3.4 in the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2012 (click for larger image). The declining share of crude oil within the overall ‘all liquids’ mix is obvious.

Oil and Liquids Supply jpg

It’s worth drawing attention to some charts taken from a post by Marco Pagani on Ugo Bardi’s excellent blog Cassandra’s Legacy. Note Pagani’s post is, in turn, a summation of original work done (in Italian) by Antonio Turiel. We start with the IEA’s headline chart that shows ‘all liquids’ on a healthy (in energy terms rather than climate) rising trend:

IEA Predictions jpeg

Turiel then makes two adjustments to the chart. Continue reading