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... semantic gamesmanship in terms of what is counted as "oil" (tar sands, etc.) ... so if we reach Peak "Oil and Similar Commodities" by 2020, that means that if we have not reached peak "conventional crude oil" in 2005, we will be hitting it shortly.

And of course as the average price of crude oil trends up, consumption of oil inside oil producing countries tends to rise, so "Peak Oil Available for Export" clearly hits before "Peak Oil Production".

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Aug 3rd, 2009 at 12:11:29 PM EST
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