Peak Oil and Transportation

  • Alice J. FriedemannEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)


Peak oil doesn’t mean “running out of oil.” There will be lots of oil in the ground indefinitely. Peak oil occurs when oil production begins to inexorably decline, either for a field, a nation, or in the most common use, globally. Clearly, this will happen someday, because oil is finite.


Decline Rate Commercial Transportation Horizontal Drilling Royal Dutch Shell Crash Program 
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  1. 1.OaklandUSA

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