When Oil Peaked

Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Kenneth S. Deffeyes, emeritus professor of geology at Princeton University, former researcher for Shell Oil, and author of When Oil Peaked and Hubbert’s Peak: the Impending World Oil Shortage, joins ZOOM’D to offer a candid assessment of oil and energy realities in the world today—and coming tomorrow. In Hubbert’s Peak and Beyond Oil, Ken laid out a rationale for why world oil production would continue to follow a bell-shaped curve, with the peak occurring in 2005. Ken sees no reason to change his prediction, despite the global recession and oil price volatility. Continued depletion of oil fields, compounded by short-sighted cutbacks in new exploration, virtually ensures that the mid-decade peak in global oil production will never be surpassed. Join Ken and ZOOM’D host John Schmidt as they explore implications for a future of extraordinary change, while pointing to other minerals of the earth that may also be in shorter supply than “flat earth” prognosticators suggest.

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When Oil Peaked

April 11, 2011
Hosted by John D. Schmidt
Guess: Kenneth S. Deffeyes


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