Yep, I was wrong about that one. Many people thought we might be entering a recession at that time. So what? I never claimed to be right on everything. But good catch, from 3 years ago. To bring things more up to date, I have that recession feeling again. Let's wait and see if I am wrong this time. It's not just about you, Russ. No, it does not. You don't know anything. Depletion means that production is declining. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_depletion Oil depletion is the decline in oil production of a well, oil field, or geographic area. Ha ha. Stopped for a breather. You are very funny. Fracking is just too expensive to be sustained. The fracking boom could never have happened in the first place without FED sponsored easy money. Now that easy money has come to an end, the fracking boom is a fracking bust. Forever. And without that fracked oil (and oil from tar sands), the world enters the depletion phase of the oil production life cycle. That means the end of world economic growth. That is why the markets are starting to crash. ---FutilitistPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!