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Colin Campbell and 100 months of Peak Oil

Colin Cambell has now written newsletters for 100 months. 100 months is a long tenure. In his first letter, he introduced the world to a new term, “Peak Oil.” I first made contact with Colin by email in the autumn of 2000 when I needed a little information for a figure, and I believe that… Keep Reading

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Do we need to worry about Peak Oil?

Publication date: 2008-12-30 First published in: Science & Public Affairs Authors: K. Aleklett, M. Lynch Abstract: Do we need to worry about Peak Oil? Are oil supplies in decline? Kjell Akelett and Mike Lynch beg to differ in this written debate. Published in: Science & Public Affairs, December 2008 Available from: the British Association for… Keep Reading

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The evolution of giant oil field production behaviour

Publication date: 2009-03-01 First Published in: Natural Resources Research Authors: M. Höök et al Abstract: The giant oil fields of the world are only a small fraction of the total number of fields, but their importance is huge. Over 50% of the world oil production came from Giants by 2005, and more than haft of… Keep Reading

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The Oil Crunch

Publication date: 2008-10-29 First published in: UK Industry Taskforce Authors: UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security Abstract: The main conclusions of the Taskforce are: 1. The effects of peak oil will be felt in the next five years – during the next term of government High oil prices combined with the credit crunch… Keep Reading

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Peak Oil within Greenpeace

Apparently, the topic of Peak Oil is now becoming discussed more and more within the environmental movement as an alternative reason for a change to a more sustainable society. As peak oil and the limitations of available fossil energy resources will significantly affect society and its ability to affect the environment, it is great to… Keep Reading

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Hubberts Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage

Publication date: 2003-08-11 First Published In: Book Authors: Kenneth S. Deffeyes Abstract: Review from Scientific American: You have to wonder about the judgment of a man who writes, “As I drive by those smelly refineries on the New Jersey Turnpike, I want to roll the windows down and inhale deeply.” But for Kenneth S. Deffeyes,… Keep Reading

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Discussion reply: Peak Oil – a fact of reality

Publication date: 2007-06-01 First published in: Journal Of Petroleum Technology Authors: Kjell Aleklett Abstract: The February 2007 issue of JPT included a Guest Editorial by Peter M. Jackson of CERA. He discussed “peak oil theory” and concluded that “the peak oil lobby”—a group of professionals that forecasts world conventional oil peaking within a decade —“allows… Keep Reading

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Developing indicators for managing tourism in the face of peak oil

Publication date: 2007-08-30 First published in: Tourism Management Authors: S. Becken Abstract: In its present form, tourism is dependent on the availability of oil and is comparatively oil-intensive. While forecasts for future tourism growth are optimistic, there is also increasing evidence about the imminence of a peak in oil production and the economic effects that… Keep Reading

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BP challenges ASPO in bet over peak oil

BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward is putting money on the line to dispute the theory of peak oil, according to his counterparty in the wager Kjell Aleklett, a professor at Sweden’s Uppsala University. Hayward bet Aleklett the price of one barrel of oil in 2018 that global crude production will be greater than… Keep Reading

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ASPO President

Kjell Aleklett, ASPO President About Professor in Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Global Energy Systems Group (former Uppsala Hydrocarbon Depletion Study Group) at Uppsala University. Contact E-mail: [email protected] Blog in English: Aleklett’s Energimix Phone: +46-(0)18-471 58 25 Cellular: +46-(0)704-25 06 04 vCard: Get vCard Fax: +46-(0)18-471 35 13 Related links Uppsala University… Keep Reading

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