Despite being warned for decades that the U.S. would eventually face peak production, the U.S. government has done nothing to date to solve the energy crisis that will soon strike America’s shores with a fury. The ugly truth that few are telling you is that the world is preparing to be plunged into an era of declining oil production which will lead to enormous energy price increases.
In this second article of our series on America’s Energy Crisis, I will answer some of the most common questions about the Peak Oil theory.
One of the greatest – and most imminent – challenges looming on America’s economic horizon is the threat of global peak oil production. You may have heard of the phrase “peak oil” from television, newspapers or other media sources. But what exactly does the phrase “peak oil” mean? Well, just like everything else, there is a simple answer and a more complex answer.
Today, our entire global economic infrastructure — not just America’s — has been built and designed around petroleum-based products. In fact, our entire way of life today would be virtually impossible without the amazing properties that we find within petroleum. Oil has become largely irreplaceable in today’s exploding global economy.
The president yesterday gave a speech where he offered his new blueprint for the future of energy in America. However, it included no new ideas.
A so called “Day of Rage” has been scheduled for tomorrow in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The planned protest has been called for on a Facebook group which sports some 17,000 members and has sent the market for crude oil into emergency standby mode.
You walk up to the gas pump and check the price. $7.94 per gallon the meter reads. You shrug and begin to fill up your tank, watching in numbed silence as the numbers race by. By the time you’re done, the total cost to fill up your tank of gas is $238.20. A fantasy?
Is now the time to be investing in natural gas? I’d have to say that it definitely is. I think the biggest reason why natural gas is set for an explosion in prices (no pun intended) is what’s been happening in my neck of the woods.