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I thought consensus was that peak oil had already happened?  Or is it like fusion - always 20 years in the future?
by njh on Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 at 09:52:20 PM EST
What consensus? We are talking about Science, not religion.

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 02:38:04 AM EST
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We're talking about forecasts, not lab experiments.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 02:41:32 AM EST
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Depends on how you define "oil."

The peak of what was called "oil" twenty years ago is in the past. But liquid(ish) hydrocarbons exist in a continuum all the way from Saudi light sweet to tar and asphalt, and if you keep pushing deeper into the heavy sour crap then you can push the peak a little bit into the future.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 08:52:31 AM EST
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