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Introduction to Peak Oil
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Introduction to Peak Oil (Hardback)

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Synopsis

This book examines the physical and

economic characteristics of the global oil resource to explain why peak oil has

been so poorly understood. The author draws on information held in oil industry

datasets that are not widely available outside of the specialist literature,

and describes a number of methods that have been successfully used to predict

oil peaks. In contrast to the widely-held view that `all oil forecasts are

wrong', these methods correctly predicted the current peak in global

conventional oil production. Current oil forecasts are then compared to

evaluate the expected dates for regional and global oil peaks for conventional

oil, all-oils, and all-liquids. The dates of global peaks in the production of

all-oil and all-liquids appear to be reasonably soon, while the oil price that

is needed to support these global production levels continues to rise. The

world faces serious constraints in its oil supply, which accounts for about

one-third of total world energy use, and over 90% of the fuel used for

transportation. Readers of this book will gain a thorough understanding of the

critical, but poorly understood, phenomenon of peak oil that has already had

significant impacts on society in terms of high oil prices, and which will

place increasing constraints on mankind's supply of energy and economic

well-being in the coming years.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic growthBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesEnergy industries & utilitiesPetroleum & oil industriesNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentSustainabilityTechnicalEnergy technology & engineeringElectrical engineeringPower generation & distribution Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 23/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9783319263700  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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