Peak oil update

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    Peak oil update

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    The Road Warrior was awesome. I would love to live in a
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    And this is why I am moving to a farm in canada next year.

    Good video.

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    Cooooorn!

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    You can drink gasohol right?

    I still don't think any of this matters since peak discovery was 40 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257
    I still don't think any of this matters since peak discovery was 40 years ago
    Peak discovery, that doesn't mean production peaked. Right now discovery is sloping down and we're pretty much at a production peak. Basicly, we're ........ed.

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    this sucks indeed. Hurry up ethanol.

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    Peak discovery, that doesn't mean production peaked.
    Understood, but why if the concern is a lack of supply are we looking at a statistic that is driven, at least for now, by demand? What matters is the total amount of known petrol that can be relatively cheaply removed from the ground. In 1981 demand outstripped new supply for the first time. The effects weren't felt because of reserves, but that's significant nonetheless. Adding to that that the stuff at the bottom is hardest to get out, I don't see why it matters if "peak oil" was 2000 or is 2010, 2030 or even '50.

    E85 is probably the solution, but if we aren't careful we'll run out of the G15 before people get he message.

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    Great resource to learn something about today's oil.

    Either way, once all the oil's been burned out, well start using other resources and when they are done well just keep consuming everything until we start growing humans and use their energy (-- The Matrix)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257
    Understood, but why if the concern is a lack of supply are we looking at a statistic that is driven, at least for now, by demand? What matters is the total amount of known petrol that can be relatively cheaply removed from the ground. In 1981 demand outstripped new supply for the first time. The effects weren't felt because of reserves, but that's significant nonetheless. Adding to that that the stuff at the bottom is hardest to get out, I don't see why it matters if "peak oil" was 2000 or is 2010, 2030 or even '50.
    It doesn't matter really, it just gives a general time frame of when our economy will start to crash IF we don't do anything about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257
    E85 is probably the solution, but if we aren't careful we'll run out of the G15 before people get he message.
    It's not the solution but will certainly delay whatever is to come.

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    You know, some scientists figure that oil reserves are actually increasing.

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    They are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    You know, some scientists figure that oil reserves are actually increasing.
    And some think global warming is a hoax. It doesn't really matter though - getting off of oil is a Good Thing(TM). It's safer using ethanol
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    Well from a cost perspective, I definitely agree that getting off oil is a very good thing. It some cases, it costs too much to drive anymore. The irony is that when a decent, plentiful alternative goes mainstream, the bigwigs at the oil companies will probably have their fingers in it.

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