We Have Reached Peak Oil. Now What?

March 4, 2007 at 12:15 pm 4 comments

I’m writing this post today to wish everyone good luck.

Over at the Oil Drum, the world’s energy geeks are chiming in that Saudi Arabia has started a steep decline in oil production. There are all sorts of nifty graphs showing that to make up for the decline in oil production, the Saudis have propped up tons of new oil rigs to pretend they are still able to pump, pump, pump. But in 2006, their oil production abilities declined by 8%. Oopsy!
Saudi Oil Decline

This should be front page news for every media outlet in the world, because it means that by the summer we will be seeing huge price increases for just about everything. Time to learn how to start living differently… and as always, I encourage you to start meeting your neighbors and to use this nifty website to easily carpool.

I’m glad I have a lot of vegetable seeds, and you should see how wormy the compost pile is in the back yard! Look for lots of urban farming “How to” videos to start popping up on YouTube soon.

Entry filed under: Carpooling, Community Building, Economic Collapse, Energy Crash, Peak Oil.

Greetings, Professor Falken A Reason to Dance: Portland Adopts A Peak Oil Strategy!

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pet cow  |  March 5, 2007 at 1:42 am

    your link widgets (which are super radical, btw) don’t work that awesome in firefox. i think it has something to do with the frames used in your layout. when i click a link it takes me to the linked page, but once there, there is no way for me to return back to the page i came from. fwiw, it does work in ie.

  • 2. peakoilboy  |  March 5, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Hmmm… I am only half-geek so I will keep trying to make the experience here better. Thank you for telling me 🙂

  • 3. pet cow  |  March 5, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    i’m about 59% geek, so if you really can’t figure it out, send me a note, and i might be able to give it a quick look.

  • 4. Micki  |  March 19, 2007 at 4:23 am

    If the effects of PO are starting to show this summer, the shops may be pretty empty or outright closed by Christmas.
    The only thing that can buy some time is a serious recession. Maybe a plunging US market can make it somewhat bearable for the rest of us, if the US$ take a real dive together with housing.


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