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Name and Link Type of Resource Description
     
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
available here.
Website and portal to various sources "ASPO is a network of scientists, affiliated with institutions and universities, having an interest in determining the date and impact of the peak and decline of the world's production of oil and gas, due to resource constraints."
The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC)
available here.
Website and portal to various sources "The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) is an independent, UK-registered educational charity working to raise international public awareness and promote better understanding of the world's oil-depletion problem."
Beginner’s Guide to Oil Depletion
available here.
Website and portal to various sources ""
Powerswitch
available here.
Website and portal to various sources "PowerSwitch.org.uk was established in Autumn 2004 with the intention of raising awareness and discussion in the UK of the consequences of global oil depletion following the imminent peak in global oil production, and how to deal with it -especially within a context of global warming and sustainability. Since Autumn 2004, PowerSwitch.org.uk has grown to a team of over twenty concerned individuals (and with over two hundred members) actively raising awareness of this situation at a grassroots level. Coming from all sectors of employment - energy consultancy, IT, engineering, media, academia, finance, etc - and spread right across the UK, we facilitate discussion and education on how the geologically enforced decline of oil supply over the coming decades will affect Britain and the world."
Colin J. Campbell and Jean H. Laherrère
The End of Cheap Oil.
Scientific American, March 1998
available here.
Article ""
Campbell, C. J.
The Imminent Peak of World Oil Production
Presentation to a House of Commons All-Party Committee July 1999
available here.
Transcript of presentation ""
Dale Allen Pfeiffer, The End of the Oil Age
Global Research 2003
available here.
Article ""
Lynch, Michael C.
The New Pessimism about Petroleum Resources: Debunking the Hubbert Model (2004?)
Minerals & Energy - Raw Materials Report, Volume 18, Issue 1 2003
available here.
Article "A group of petroleum analysts using the so-called Hubbert method have been arguing that resource scarcity will soon have a severe impact on the global economy. Although past efforts have not yielded valid results, the new researchers claim that using a proprietary database and field production data, they are able to generate creaming curves which show the ultimate recovery in any given area and for the globe as a whole. However, careful examination of the body of work shows that the authors are inconsistent in their arguments, rely on assumptions in key areas and make numerous unsupported assertions. Most of their key findings appear to be no more than a misunderstanding of statistical analysis. Not only can some of their methods be demonstrated to be ineffective, and their conclusions repeatedly failed, but the authors publish data and cases selectively, omitting those which contradict their theories, implying that the work is unreliable. "
John Vidal. The end of oil is closer than you think.
Guardian, 21 April 2005
available here.
Newspaper article ""
Robert L. Hirsch
The Inevitable Peaking of World Oil Production
The Atlantic Council of the United States
‘The Hirsch Report’ Oct 2005
available here.
Website and portal to various sources ""
Peter M. Jackson
Why the Peak Oil Theory Falls Down: Myths, Legends, and the Future of Oil Resources
Cambridge Energy Research Associates, (CERA),Nov 10, 2006 - Decision Brief
available here.
Article "KEY IMPLICATIONS: The peak oil debate continues to rage without any obvious progress. But, upon examination, the peak oil theory falls down because of serious flaws in logic and application. CERA’s view, based on two decades of research, is highly unpopular in peakist circles. However, ours is not a view of unlimited resource. A plateau will occur—but not tomorrow, and supply will not “run dry” soon thereafter. We hold that aboveground factors will play the major role in dictating the end of the age of oil."
Dave Cohen
Does the Peak Oil "Myth" Just Fall Down? -- Our Response to CERA
The Oil Drum 2006, 2007
available here.
Article ""
Deffeyes, Kenneth S.
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
Hill & Wang, 2006
Link to bookseller
Copy of Chapter 1 OVERVIEW available here
Extract available here

Book
Mobbs. Paul
Energy Beyond Oil: Could You Cut Your Energy Use by Sixty Per Cent?
Matador 2005
Link to bookseller
Book "Product Description: In order that you can share the argument, this book explores the issues in detail. The data. The trends. The projections. The possible outcomes. Hopefully, at the end of this process, you will be able to understand what it is we are facing, and perhaps find your own resolution to the potential difficulties we will all face over the next ten to twenty years. The message you take from this book should be a positive one...that Western society is about to undergo a massive, collective shock. But, by applying basic principles of sustainable development we can live through this period...albeit without the ready-meals, cheap flights to Spain, 4x4's, Britney Spears videos, Formula One racing, plastic umbrellas..."
Roberts, Paul
The End of Oil: The Decline of the Petroleum Economy and the Rise of a New Energy Order.
Bloomsbury Publishing 2005
Link to bookseller
Book "Review 'Roberts gives a thorough yet highly-readable investigation of our dependence on oil and how to break it. It's an issue of massive proportions, yet Roberts is also careful to keep perspective on it' Glasgow Herald 'The End of Oil does what it says. It looks at an energy economy that is "falling apart" because global oil demand will soon begin to outstrip supply - half of easily available reserves will be consumed over the next three decades. It looks, in short, at a world beyond oil' Sunday Times 'As The End of Oil brilliantly shows, there are answers, but they are neither clear nor easy read this book, fill your roof with polystyrene, and buy a smaller car' Independent 'This book may very well become for fossil fuels what Fast Food Nation was to food' Publishers Weekly

David Smith, Sunday Times ‘Demand will soon begin to outstrip supply … this book looks, in short, at a world beyond oil’ "

Simmons, Matthew R.
Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
John Wiley & Sons (1 Jul 2005)
Link to bookseller
see this accompanying site for satellite images
Book "Reviews “…a must read for anyone concerned with our culture of ‘conspicuous consumption’” (Lobster, Winter 2005/06) “…a realistic look at the future of Saudi Arabian oil supplies” (Wexus, 7th December 2005) "The Texas energy specialist, Matthew Simmons, has suggested that the world derives false comfort from the Saudi Arabian assurances of willingness to increase production to meet consumer shortfalls." (Financial Times, 16th September 2005) "Oil industry expert Matthew Simmons thinks...claims and forecasts are exaggerations and unrepresentative...the book goes into good detail..." (Lloyds List, 26th August 2005) "...an analyst who is warning that the end of booming oil production is nigh, or already upon us..." (The Business, 4th September 2005) "This book by Matthew Simmons comes at a timely moment...[and is] therefore essential reading for industry, government, the investment community and academia. It has a message for everyone." (Times Higher Education Supplement, 9th September 2005) "...there are many valuable insights in Simmons' book. His basic points are right on target." (BusinessWeek, August 1, 2005) "...This is a ground–breaking book by an analyst of unimpeachable authority..." (New Statesman, 25 July 2005) "
Daniel L. Davis
On the Precipice: Energy Security and Economic Stability on the Edge, July 2007
available here.
Article ""
George Monbiot. When will the oil run out?
Guardian ,15 December 2008
available here.
Newspaper article ""