Hubbert's peak


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Hub·bert's peak

 (hŭb′ərts) or Hub·bert peak (-ərt)
n.

[After Marion King Hubbert (1903-1989), American geophysicist who developed the mathematical models used to analyze the depletion of fossil fuel reserves.]
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Every structural bull market needs a good story, and for energy the tale that gets told every generation or so is that King Hubbert's peak will soon be hit.
2001) Hubbert's Peak, The Impending World Oil Shortage; (2005) Beyond Oil, The View From Hubbert's Peak.
Hubbert's peak, the famous bellshaped graph depicting the rise and fall of American oil, is set to become Hubbert's Rollercoaster.
Most analysts say we are either at the 50% point or within ten years of the 50% point, that is called Hubbert's Peak, after that it is all downhill, meaning that prices will soar.
Hubbert's peak, the graph showing the rise and fall of petroleum production over time, is nothing more than a charted-out statement of the obvious.
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
The debate about when the world will reach its Hubbert's Peak has raged for decades, with many credible sources predicting dates which have already passed, others predicting dates within the next decade, and others proclaiming there will never be a peak.
THE PRINCETON GEOLOGIST Ken Deffeyes warns that the imminent peak of global oil production will result in "war, famine, pestilence and death" Deffeyes, author of 2001's Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage and 2005's Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak, predicted that the peak of global oil production would occur this past Thanksgiving.
An extension of Hubbert's Peak to world oil production would put us right at the very top of an upturned finger, in sharp contrast to the continuing upward climb predicted by the federal EIA.
These fields reached their Hubbert's peak in 1999 and are now in decline, with production expected to cease after 2020.
The fight for democracy in the Second World War, and the construction of an affluent society after it, were based on the fossil energy we exploited by scaling Hubbert's Peak (Deffeyes, 2001).