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SUMMARY

Contents:  Overview, The Calculations, Growing Awareness, Solutions, Further Information. Overview World Production of All Hydrocarbons The above is Dr. Campbell’s forecast of the global production of oil and gas, from both conventional and non-conventional sources, out to 2050. The production … Continue reading

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SOLUTIONS

Contents:  (Introduction, Consequences, Solutions, Conclusions) Introduction This section of the website moves away from straightforward data and analysis into less chartered waters. It considers what might be the consequences of global oil supply difficulties, and what solutions society might apply. … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, OR MARKET FORCES?

This is an important topic, and this website will return to it more fully at a later date. Certainly, the prevailing view within the UK’s DTI is that there are no oil supply difficulties on the horizon, but if there … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC ASPECTS

Contents:  The Issues, Why no Price Signal?, Oil Supply has little impact on GDP, Increasing Price Accesses More Oil, The European 2000 Fuel Protests, References The Issues For many years now the geologists have been warning that conventional oil production … Continue reading

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Global depletion of the World’s conventional oil and gas is set to cause major near-term supply problems.

Hydrocarbon production is fixed mainly by past discovery. Key facts for conventional oil are: U.S.A     –  Discovery peaked in the 1930s; production in 1971. –  The U.S. has now burnt between half and 3/4 of its original endowment.   U.K.      … Continue reading

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THE CALCULATIONS

Contents:  Definitions, Conventional Oil, Non-Conventional Oil, Conventional Gas, Non-Conventional Gas, Using USGS Data. The calculations needed to find out the date of the world conventional oil and gas production peaks, and anticipated rates at which non-conventional oil and gas can … Continue reading

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ASPO TUTORIAL

The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) is a loose association of European independent institutes and governmental and academic bodies who liaise on questions related to global oil depletion and its effects. Dr. Campbell has written the following … Continue reading

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ABOUT THIS SITE

The site is written by Dr. Roger Bentley, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cybernetics, The University of Reading, UK. Since 1995, Dr. Bentley has been part of the University of Reading’s ‘Oil Group’, a group of physicists, engineers and petroleum … Continue reading

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PAST OIL FORECASTS

Contents: Introduction, Conclusion, Table of Forecasts, Notes to Table, Discussion of The Limits to Growth, References Introduction One of the main reasons that people, oil experts in particular, are disinclined to believe the situation forecast by current global oil depletion … Continue reading

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