Dear readers, today marks the 4th full of year of the existence of The Oil 'Drum.
Our durability is because of you, the readers. We wouldn't—couldn't’t—do this if we didn't think people were listening, helping us spread the word, and participating in and advancing the conversation. So, I offer you, our readers, a sincere thank you from all of our staff.
Their durability is because an army of morons are IV'd to the Drum for daily tasting, laconically nodding their space-monkey minds like Limbaugh dittoheads.
Prof. Goose acknowledges a recent peak-and-decline:
In our fourth year, we’ve almost doubled our historical number of visits from 9.7M to 17.1M and historical unique views from 23.6M to 39.6M. While the traffic to TOD has waned a bit of late with the decline in the price of oil, the upward traffic trendline still holds.
Typical Orwellian-doublespeak from the Drum troglodytes. Always report rosy forecasts though numbers are down; periodically change peak dates, but never admit to the Nazi-zombie masses your previous blowups. Your word is golden; it feel like soothing god-breeze from Hitler's mouth.
I should remake Ghawar Guzzler into a James Bondesque site, a blog devoted to spying on the Oil Drum. I'll call it, "You Can Never be Wrong Twice."
Lookin' forward to being a pain in the ass, peaktards.