Mary Magdalene, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Oil Plateau, X15
Mary Magdalene (John?) from the Last Supper
How art should be on the internets
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
1,000 miles west of California and 1,000 miles north of the Hawaiian Islands - a week's journ/ey by boat from the nearest port. It swirls in a convergence zone located about 30 to 40°N 135 to 145° W.
Sadad al-Huseini, the former head of exploration and production at Saudi Aramco, says that global production has hit its maximum sustainable plateau and that output will start to fall within 15 years, by which time the world's oil resources will be "very severely depleted".
In an exclusive interview with David Strahan of lastoilshock.com, al-Huseini said that oil production had reached a structural ceiling determined bys geology rather than geopolitic, and that as a result the technical floor for the oil price will rise by $12 annually for the next 4 to 5 years. The market price for crude could hit $125 by 2010.
Al-Huseini said that Saudi Arabia's plans to raise production capacity to 12 million barrels per day by 2012 represented "an achievable number", but disparaged Western expectations that the Kingdom would produce significantly more.
Magdalene, Garbage, OilPlateau, X15