Documentation > Oil, gas, coal, and friends
Oil, gas, coal, et al.: getting started
first online edition: August 2011
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Oil and co How do oil, gas and coal get created ? What is an oil reserve ? Using oil ? But what for ? Why has it been 40 years that we have "40 years of oil" ? What does "producing" oil look like ? What is "non conventional" oil ? Peak oil ? Did it already happen for someone ?
Gas & co What is a gas reserve ? Using gas ? But what for ? Is gas a miracle energy ? What is "non conventional" gas ? What is "producing gas" exactely ? Peak gas ? Did it already happen somewhere ?
Coal & co What is a coal reserve ? Producing coal: what is it about ? Using coal ? But what for ? How dangerous is coal ? What is "liquid coal" ? Did coal production already peak somewhere ?
Oil and economy Buying an oil product: who gets how much money ? How has the price of oil evolved over time ? Is the price of any energy following the price of oil ? Is the price of oil dictating the state of the economy ?
(An attempt to) foreseeing the future When does the world oil production peak ? When does the world gas production peak ? When does the world coal production peak ? How much will oil cost ?
Fossil fuels and climate change Go that way !