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Testimony on Peak Oil by President of ASPO


The Three Musketeers for "Peak Oil"


On Wednesday, December 7, Peak Oil got its first official congressional forum when the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee conducted a hearing on the subject. Strong testimonies in faivor of Peak Oil was given by Aleklett, Hirsch and Bartlett. The director from CERA, Esser, said don’t worry, be happy.

Cngressman Ralph M. Hall, Texas, was chairing the hearing.

Kjell Aleklett and Ralph M. Hall


Panel 1

The Honorable Roscoe G. Bartlett, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.( testimony )
The Honorable Tom Udall, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.( testimony )

Panel 2

Kjell Aleklett, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiation Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, ( testimony )
Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, Senior Energy Program Advisor, SAIC, Alexandria, Va, ( testimony ).
Robert Esser, Senior Consultant and Director, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Huntington, N.Y. ( testimony )
Not present: Murray Smith, Minister-Counsellor Government, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.


Press and the hearing:
CNN: Lawmakers: Will we run out of oil?
Oil&Gas Journal: Lawmakers: US should prepare for global oil flow peak
FoxNews: Rep. Offers 'Man on the Moon' Problem-Solving to Combat Oil Shortage

Kjell Aleklett: According to the Rules of the Energy and Air Quality Committee invited witnesses must pay for all expenses coming to Washington. The total expenses for me are $2000 and I’m thankful if anyone likes to sponsor part of my expenses (send an e-mail ).