FREE Talk: The Oil and Gas Industry: A Beginner’s Guide

How much oil do we consume and where does it come from?

What are the roles of Saudi Arabia and OPEC?

What happened to peak oil?

Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy, will be giving a beginner’s guide to the oil and gas industry in The Room Above, The White Bear, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS. She will explain how oil, the life-blood of the world economy, is traded around the world, the role of the super-majors (including BP and Shell), and the impact of shale and tar sands production. There will opportunities for questions throughout.

This talk will be the second in a series of seven talks focusing on climate change and energy use. The other talks in this series are:

1. What is Climate Change – 17th May

2. A Beginner’s Guide To The Oil and Gas Industry – 24th May

3. Global Energy Trends – 31st May

4. UK Energy, Emissions and Targets – 7th June

5. Is Nuclear The Answer? – 14th June

6. Land Use and Climate Change – 21st June

7. The Way Forward – 28th June

All talks are sponsored by the Bristol Energy Cooperative.

The talk will begin at 7:30 pm.