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1, ``The Saudi Arabian Oil Miracle'', from, Recent speeches and papers of Matthew Simmons, president of Simmons & Company International, an energy investment banking firm.

2, Monthly Oil Market Reports of the International Energy Agency (see also

3, Petroleum World, 1/22/04, ``OPEC's Yusgiantoro : Members are producing 'near maximum capacity'''

4,,, ``Forecast of Rising Oil Demand Challenges Tired Saudi Fields'', New York Times, Feb. 24, 2004

``Saudi Aramco goes public about its reservoirs'',, Middle East North Africa Financial Network;,

6, National Energy Policy (public document resulting from Cheney Energy Task Force)

7, Independent Media Center editorial, Nov., 2000; Cheney speech originally found at

8, May, 2003, Matthew Simmons at second ASPO conference.; (see also , interview on camera in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10, 2003 by Global Public Media; see also

9, Iraq Memo #16, May 12, 2003, Gal Luft, The Brookings Institution

Books: Kenneth S. Deffeyes, Hubbert's Peak: the Impending World Oil Shortage, Princeton University Press, 2001 (by former Professor of Geology at Princeton for 30 years); Colin J. Campbell, The Coming Oil Crisis, 1997, Multi-Science Publishing Company & Petroconsultants, 1997; Colin J. Campbell, The Essence of Oil and Gas Depletion, Multi-Science Publishing Company, 2003; Matthew Simmons, book in progress on status of Saudi oil reserves

Science Articles: Colin J. Campbell and Jean Laherrère, ``The end of Cheap Oil'', Scientific American, March, 1998 (also at ; C.B. Hatfield, ``Oil Back on the Global Agenda'', Nature  387, p. 121; R.A. Kerr, ``The Next Oil Crisis Looms Large -- And Perhaps Close'', Science 281, pp. 1128-1131

12, Links to mass media articles from ODAC

Petroleum Geology Experts:

Introductory articles on the Web:, ``The End of the Oil Age'', Dale Allen Pfeiffer, Centre for Research on Globalisation;, ``The World Petroleum Life-Cycle'', R.C. Duncan and W. Youngquist (missing newer off-shore Brazilian and Angolan oil, but accurate in broad outline);, ``Presentation to House of Commons Committee'' (emphasizing technological aspects), Colin J. Campbell;, ``2003's Constant Surprises may not be Finished'', Matthew Simmons, WorldOil Magazine, Feb., 2004 issue;, by Roger Bentley; Salzburg-2002.pdf``Future World Oil Supply'' (revised, 2003), Werner Zittel and Jörg Schindler, 2003 International Summer School on the Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy at Salzburg University; (if you read German, see also the excellent site; see especially Erdöl, News and Forum (contained under news))

Organizations dedicated to publicizing oil depletion:, ``The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas'' (ASPO), organization of petroleum geologists with monthly newsletter at;, ``Oil Depletion Analysis Centre'' (UK-registered educational charity working to raise international public awareness and promote better understanding of the world's oil-depletion problem); Willkommen in der Energiekrise (extremely informative website in Germany, with newsletter (Gazette), archived yearly); The Coming Global Oil Crisis (activists in U.K.); Post Carbon Institute (activists in U.S., video interviews and transcripts with experts).

Organizations with statistics:, World Energy Council (UK-registered charity);, Energy Information Agency of Department of Energy, U.S; Monthly Report (OMR) with world supply and demand, by International Energy Agency (IEA, an intergovernmental body committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation);, other publications of IEA;, IEA World Energy Outlook 2001;, BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2003;, EIA Annual Energy Review (U.S. currently 2002);, EIA Annual Energy Review (Petroleum);, EIA International Energy Review;, EIA Monthly Energy Review (U.S.);, EIA Forecasting Reports; and EIA Historical International Data;, Oil & Gas Journal (with some free data, e.g.;, vendor of information for oil industry (note, free statistics)

17, EIA, Table 5.9 (refinery utilization and capacity);, EIA, Table 3.6 (world crude oil refining capacity);, EIA Historical International Petroleum Refinery Capacity

18, Estimates of Ultimate Oil Resources (EUR), from World Resources Institute,

19 United States Geological Service (USGS) World Petroleum Assessment 2000;, IEA World Energy Outlook 2000, Figure 2.3;, IEA World Energy Outlook 1998

20 Oil Reserves Growth Potential, by Francis G. Harper

21, ``Campbell replies to USGS: Global Petroleum Reserves -- A View to the Future'', by C.J. Campbell

22, ``A Conversation in the White House'', by C.J. Campbell

23, ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) Home Page

24, Wind Directions magazine of the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association);, Windpower Wind Energy production by country

25, ``Oil Companies in Iraq: A Century of Rivalry and War'' (especially, the section ``New Iraq Contracts and Moves toward War''), Global Policy Forum;, Oil Companies in Iraq as of 1997;, Iraq Country Analysis Brief, EIA/DOE, United States government;, Iraq Chronology, EIA, U.S. government

26,,,, Iraq/Iran/Libya/Saudi Arabia Country Analysis Brief, EIA/DOE, United States government

27, Judicial Watch, Maps and Charts of Iraqi Oilfields: Cheney Energy Task Force

28, BBC NEWS, ``Poland seeks Iraqi oil stake''

29, Natural Gas, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

30, ConocoPhillips Gas-To-Liquids project

31, Coal, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

32, Nuclear Energy, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

33, Natural Bitumen (Tar Sands) and Extra-Heavy Oil, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

34, Shale Oil, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

35, Renewable Energy, International Energy Agency (IEA)

36, (International Energy Agency) Wind Annual Reports;, IEA Renewables Information; Wind Energy, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

37, ``Total Photovoltaic Power Installed'', IEA (International Energy Agency) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme

38 IEA Advanced Fuel Cells;, IEA Hydrogen

39, IEA Bioenergy;, IEA Advanced Motor Fuels

40, IEA Hydropower Agreement

41, IEA Geothermal;, Geothermal Energy, World Energy Council (WEC) Survey 2001

42, IEA Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

43, New Antarctic Ice Core Data; and, Carbon Dioxide Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S.

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment 2004,, including and; U.S. Arctic Research Commission,, and especially Arctic Ocean Climate Change, Special Publication No. 02-1,;

Gene Cooperman 2004-12-13