Meet the Author
Bill Powers is an independent analyst and private investor. He is the former editor of the Powers Energy Investor, the Canadian Energy Viewpoint and the US Energy Investor. He has published investment research on the oil and gas industry since 2002 and sits on the Board of Directors of Calgary-based Arsenal Energy. As a true contrarian, Powers uses independent and verifiable sources to come to conclusions that may not be the conventional wisdom of the day. For example, through dogged research and concise analysis, he was one of the first analysts to identify the fallacy of the 100-year natural gas supply myth. Powers holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Art Berman is a geological consultant with thirty-three years of experience in petroleum exploration and production. He is a Director of ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA) and sits on the editorial board and is a frequent contributor at The Oil Drum. Art has published over 100 articles on geology, technology, and the petroleum industry.
What Reviewers are Saying
"As our master resources of oil and gas dwindle and get much less cheap, the master wish in a wishful society is the wish to keep driving to WalMart forever. Bill Powers disperses the smoke and shatters the mirrors of a nation wishing itself to death. He lays out in lucid detail why shale gas is not the 'game-changer' touted in Wall Street's propaganda mills and he is brave enough to draw conclusions that Americans desperately need to hear, if we're to have any chance of passing successfully through the great bottleneck of history that looms just ahead."
—James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, the World Made By Hand novels and other books