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We've hit "peak oil"; now comes permanent price volatility

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Geplaatst op 26 januari 2012 - 11:48

We've hit "peak oil"; now comes permanent price volatility

Het werd weer eens tijd om Peakoil in het nieuws te brengen. Het volgende artikel vertelt over een wetenschappelijk artikel dat is gepubliceerd in Nature.

Since 2005, the global production of oil has remained relatively flat, peaking in 2008 and declining since, even as demand for petroleum has continued to increase. The result has been wild fluctuations in the price of oil as small changes in demand set off large shocks in the system.

In today's issue of Nature, two authors (the University of Washington's James Murray and Oxford's David King) argue that this sort of volatility will be all we can expect from here on outóand we're likely to face it with other fossil fuels, as well.


Of the 11 recessions the US has experienced since World War II, 10 have been preceded by a sudden change in oil prices. The US isn't alone, either. Italy's entire trade deficit, which has contributed to its financial troubles, can be accounted for by the rise in imported oil. The world, it seems, has allowed its economies to become entirely dependent upon fossil fuels. "If oil production can't grow, the implication is that the economy can't grow either," the authors write. "This is such a frightening prospect that many have simply avoided considering it."


Meer hier: http://arstechnica.c...-volatility.ars

Bron: Ars technica

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