Tom Bower pooh-poohs "Peak Oil" claims in the Daily Mail, saying there's several times more to come out of the ground than has ever yet been extracted. His book on the subject is due out soon.
I should like to see what energy commentators like Nick Drew wish to say to this. From what I've read, remaining oil stocks are likely to be of lesser quality and will cost far more to extract than God's gift to the Saudis (which, I understand, is already being exploited at a rate that is damaging the field).
Granted, oil is massively over-taxed. Americans would head for their gun rooms if they had to pay £5 a gallon.
Meanwhile, the FTSE continues to float cheerily above 6,000 and the Dow above 12,000 - for how much longer?