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It is a great interview - it isn't often that an industry insider is willing to debunk the conventional wisdom.  His book, Twilight in the Desert, is also interesting, and does a good job of making technical points accesible to curious outsiders.  

When people ask me how the current crisis is different from the last one, I usually turn to Simmons.  He pointed out that we have not discovered a truly giant oil field (capable of producting more than 1 million barrels per day) since the early 1970s.  Back then, we still discoverd more oil than we produced every year, but now we produce twice as much as we discover.

by corncam on Thu Aug 18th, 2005 at 10:21:45 AM EST

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