Alternative fuelsI feel I must respond to Mr. Arlie Skov's comments regarding global oil production and forecasting (OGJ, Dec 23, 2002, p 12). Those of us who believe in King Hubbert's projections and try to make the public aware of them are not "gloom and doom," or "the sky is falling," pessimists. We are realistic geoscientists and engineers who believe that now is the time to start preparing for a viable alternative to crude oil.Those alternatives are many and varied and range from wind power to fuel cell technology with a little bit of everything in between. Each alternative should be evaluated on its own merits and some will make more economical sense than others. Endorsing s...

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