The closure of The Oil Drum website after eight years – a move announced by the site's administrators in a blog post on July 3 – is a sad moment for anybody with an interest in energy.
Published by the Colorado-based Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future, The Oil Drum was a high-quality information aggregation website and discussion forum. It had a limited involvement of trolls and propagandists, was highly professional, and very effectively managed. The bloggers on the website had a
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