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Title: Peaking of Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management
Authors: Hirsch, Robert L.
Bezdek, Roget
Wendling, Robert
Keywords: Energy Policy--United States
Power Resources
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2005
Abstract: The peaking of world oil production presents the U.S. and the world with an unprecedented risk management problem. As peaking is approached, liquid fuel prices and price volatility will increase dramatically, and, without timely mitigation, the economic, social, and political costs will be unprecedented. Viable mitigation options exist on both the supply and demand sides, but to have substantial impact, they must be initiated more than a decade in advance of peaking. This U.S. Department of Energy funded paper reports the problem of the peaking of world conventional oil production is unlike any yet faced by modern industrial society. The challenges and uncertainties need to be much better understood. Technologies exist to mitigate the problem. Timely, aggressive risk management will be essential.
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