With recent changes in the price of oil, the policy debate has intensified.

A Sustainable Energy Blueprint for the Next Administration by Ken Bossong [2004 October 4]

Set America Free: A Blueprint for U.S. Energy Security, from the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) [2004 September 27]

Winning the Oil Endgame, from RMI See also Military Facts [2004 September]

"Winning the Oil Endgame offers a coherent strategy for ending oil dependence.... This synthesis is the first roadmap of the oil solution—one led by business for profit, not dictated by government for reasons of ideology. This roadmap is independent, peer-reviewed, written for business and military leaders, and co-funded by the Pentagon."

Suggesting that a reduction of the addiction to oil is cost-effective is cute. What is the difficulty with recognizing that nature no longer gives us a choice in the matter? [Editor]

A Modest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift) by Bill Armstrong [1999 June]

"Sometime in the interval between publication of Rachael Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 and the Club of Rome's report, The Limits to Growth in 1972, we more or less admitted to ourselves that we have deeply offended Mother Nature, and that unless we straighten up, sooner or later she will ..."
The Press | Geologists | Governments | Industry

Below are news and scientific articles, editorials and press releases concerning the ongoing debate about the coming global oil crisis (updated most recently on 2000 May 24). Unfortunately many links are out of date. Dead links are kept to provide clues for the serious investigator to have an easier time of tracking down sources.

The Scientific and Popular Press

Explore revelations of the press confirming or denying the experts' prognosis for the Global Hubbert Peak and our future global energy situation (in chronological order, most recent first).


Geologists and Researchers


Government Agencies


The Petroleum Industry

Learn about the world oil situation as the oil industry sees it. We continue to look for more and better data from the oil industry. As material becomes available on the WWWeb, we will provide links to those sites.

updated 2004 October 10
updated 2000 May 24