Oil depletion
Oil depletion is the decline in oil production of a well, oil field, or geographic area. The Hubbert peak theory makes predictions of production rates based on prior discovery rates and anticipated pr...
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Oil reserves
Oil reserves are the amount of technically and economically recoverable oil. Reserves may be for a well, for a reservoir, for a field, for a nation, or for the world. Different classifications of rese...
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Hubbert peak theory
The Hubbert peak theory says that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell-shaped curv...
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Implications of peak oil
Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert's theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal...
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Food vs. fuel
Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate involves wide-ranging v...
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Extraction of petroleum
The extraction of petroleum is the process by which usable petroleum is extracted and removed from the earth.
Geologists use seismic surveys to search for geological structures that may form oil ...
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Peak water
Peak water is a concept that underlines the growing constraints on the availability, quality, and use of freshwater resources.Peak water is defined in a 2010 peer-reviewed article in the Proceedings o...
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Agricultural policy of the United States
The agricultural policy of the United States is composed primarily of the periodically renewed federal U.S. farm bills.
Over the first 200 years of U.S. agricultural history until the 1920s, agri...
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Nationalization of oil supplies
The nationalisation of oil supplies refers to the process of confiscation of oil production operations and private property, generally in the purpose of obtaining more revenue from oil for oil produci...
Peak copper
Peak copper is a hypothetical point in time at which the maximum global copper production rate is reached. Since copper is a finite resource, at some point in the future new production from within the...
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Heavy crude oil
Heavy crude oil or extra heavy crude oil is oil that is highly viscous, and cannot easily flow to production wells under normal reservoir conditions.(Mai) It is referred to as "heavy" because its dens...
Predicting the timing of peak oil
Peak oil is the point at which oil production, sometimes including unconventional oil sources, hits its maximum. Predicting the timing of peak oil involves estimation of future production from existin...
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Oil in place
Oil in place (OIP) (not to be confuse with original oil-in-place (OOIP)) is a specialist term in petroleum geology that refers to the total oil content of an oil reservoir. As this quantity cannot be ...
Unconventional oil
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oi...
Peak coal
According to M. King Hubbert's Hubbert peak theory, Peak coal is the point in time at which the maximum global coal production rate is reached, after which, according to the theory, the rate of produc...
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Sustainable biofuel
Biofuels, in the form of liquid fuels derived from plant materials, are entering the market, driven by factors such as oil price spikes and the need for increased energy security. However, many of the...
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Food security
Humans are using an increasing amount of Earth's annual production of plants.Food security is a condition related to the supply of food, and individuals' access to it. Concerns over food security h...
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Oil shale
Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale ...
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Peak phosphorus
Peak phosphorus is a concept to describe the point in time at which the maximum global phosphorus production rate is reached. Phosphorus is a scarce finite resource on earth and means of production ot...
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Peak gas
According to M. King Hubbert's Hubbert peak theory, Peak gas is the point in time at which the maximum global natural gas (fossil gas) production rate will be reached, after which the rate of producti...
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Proven reserves
Proven reserves, also called proved reserves, measured reserves, 1P, and Reserves, are business or political terms regarding fossil fuel energy sources. (see prove: usage). They are defined as a "Quan...
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Developing Countries
A developing country, also called a lower developed country, is a nation with a lower standard of living, underdeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other count...
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Oil sands
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occ...
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Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is a multi-governmental organization headquartered in Kuwait which coordinates energy policies between oil-producing Arab nations, and wh...
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List of countries by proven oil reserves
This is a list of countries by proven oil reserves.
Proved reserves are those quantities of petroleum which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated, with a high degree of...
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Mitigation of peak oil
The mitigation of peak oil is the attempt to delay the date and minimize the social and economic impact of peak oil by reducing the world's consumption and reliance on petroleum. By reducing petroleum...
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Means of production
In economics and sociology, the means of production are physical, non-human inputs used in production, such as machinery, tools and factories, infrastructural capital and natural capital. The means of...
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2007-2008 world food price crisis
World food prices increased dramatically in 2007 and the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2008 creating a global crisis and causing political and economical instability and social unrest in both poor and devel...
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Oil price increases of 2004-2008
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation-adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel. During 2003, the price rose above $30, reached $60 by 11 August 200...
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Price of oil
The price of oil, or the oil price, generally refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil.In North America this generally refers to the WTI Cushing Crude Oil Spot Price West Texas Inte...