Skip to comments.The Resurrection of Peak Oil
Posted on 02/21/2011 1:51:35 PM PST by bananaman22
It has been a long wait for peak oilers, whose passionate belief is that the world will run out of oil in coming years, sending prices through the roof.
This splinter religion came into being in 1956 when M. King Hubbert produced some simple supply/demand charts showing that US reserves of Texas tea would dry up by 1965-70, forcing a heavy reliance on imports with which we have become all too familiar. This was later expanded globally, implying that Western civilization would come to a grinding halt.
It all seemed very prescient, when in 1973 OPEC raised prices from $3/barrel to $12 in the wake of the Yom Kippur war, and the resulting boycott caused enormous lines at American gas stations. It happened again in 1979 with the fall of the Shah of Iran, taking crude from $12 to $40. Then Saudi overproduction kicked in big time, bring 20 years of falling prices, all the way down to $8. At the 1998 low, oil was selling for less than the barrel that contained it.
Then came China and the commodities boom, which suddenly sent the value of all things hard skyward. Virtually overnight, the Middle Kingdom became the worlds largest marginal consumer of not only oil, but all energy sources. By 2008, peak oilers had the second coming in sight, with prices soaring to $150/barrel.
Enter the Great Repression. The real damage this caused was not the temporary collapse of prices down to $28/barrel and the wiping out of many industry participants. It was the two year freeze on the financing of new exploration and development, a byproduct of the Wall Street crash. BPs Gulf oil spill didnt help matters either. These events have combined to create a bubble in the energy pipeline, the implications of which we may only just now be seeing. Full article at: Peak Oil
Peak Oil is a contrived theory which is being used to raise the price of oil. Contrived shortages make the powerful rich. Drill here drill now and take the profit away form the terrorists.
And it conveniently plays into the hands of the liar-in-chief who would like nothing better than to prevent ANY oil production in the US.
Like a wave on the ocean, the peak is always standing but always moving forward.
Look up his story, very interesting, but don't fall for lies - ( unless you can use the deception for useful invention, "hey , I'm a rapper(say that 5 x fast