Opinions divided over peak oil

Kamalick, Joe; Gibson, Jane
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/30/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 41, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the controversy surrounding peak oil, the point at which the development and supply of world petroleum resources fall below global oil consumption. It is controversial because many in industry, and policymakers, argue that peak oil is decades away, maybe 60 years off. There are some geologists, according to a web discussion hosted by Chevron Corp, who argue that the planet's oil and gas supplies are not finite at all, but are continuously generated by chemical reactions deep in the earth's mantle.


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