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The Resource Hubbert's peak : the impending world oil shortage, Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Hubbert's peak : the impending world oil shortage, Kenneth S. Deffeyes

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Hubbert's peak : the impending world oil shortage
Title
Hubbert's peak
Title remainder
the impending world oil shortage
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1956, geophysicist M. King Hubbert - then working at the Shell research lab in Houston - predicted that U.S. oil production would reach its highest level in the early 1970s. Though roundly criticized and occasionally ridiculed by oil experts and economists, Hubbert's prediction came true in 1970. The hundred-year period during which most of the world's oil was discovered became known as Hubbert's peak - a span of time almost comically shorter than the hundreds of millions of years the oil deposits took to form." "Using the same methods that Hubbert used to make his stunningly accurate prediction, Kenneth Deffeyes finds that world oil production will peak within five years and that there isn't anything we can do to stop it. New exploration and production technologies can't save us, and plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other areas to drilling offer no more than a small and soon-to-be-forgotten blip on the production curve. While long-term solutions exist in the form of conservation and alternative energy sources, they probably cannot - and almost certainly will not - be enacted in time to evade a short-term catastrophe of shortages, soaring prices, and global economic, agricultural, and possible political disturbance." "None of this is news to most specialists and many within the petroleum industry, but politicians, the media, and the public at large aren't hearing about it. Thanks to this book, they soon will. Thoroughly accessible, surprisingly charming, and filled with entertaining anecdotes, it demonstrates why a world wide energy crisis is just around the corner. And, though the near-term scenario is ugly, Deffeyes tells us what we can do to thrive after Hubbert's peak has passed."--Jacket
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Deffeyes, Kenneth S
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Petroleum reserves
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum reserves
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • NATURE
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum reserves
  • Petroleum reserves
  • Oliemarkt
  • Prognoses
  • Energievraagstuk
  • Erdöl
  • Rohstoffreserve
  • Erdöllagerstätte
  • Erdölindustrie
Label
Hubbert's peak : the impending world oil shortage, Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Overview -- Origin of oil -- Oil reservoirs and oil traps -- Finding it -- Drilling methods -- Size and discoverability of oil fields -- Hubbert revisited -- Rate plots -- Future of fossil fuels -- Alternative energy sources --New outlook
Control code
ocn777558471
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 208 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841134
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/cttr5cz
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777558471
Label
Hubbert's peak : the impending world oil shortage, Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Overview -- Origin of oil -- Oil reservoirs and oil traps -- Finding it -- Drilling methods -- Size and discoverability of oil fields -- Hubbert revisited -- Rate plots -- Future of fossil fuels -- Alternative energy sources --New outlook
Control code
ocn777558471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841134
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttr5cz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777558471

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