A columnist's swan song

This column marks the final appearance of the above byline in this space, after logging roughly a decade and some 500 columns, counting earlier fax and online versions.The purpose always has been to take the pulse of oil, natural gas, and refined products markets as a gauge of general petroleum industry health. Most of the time, the approach has been to canvass the top analysts and consultants for their views on markets past, present, and future, then briefly compare and contrast their views while being permitted the occasional wry personal observation. This time, personal observations are the rule.Peak oil concernsThe oil market in this decade and in those to come should remain focused o...

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