Rising expectations of ultimate oil, gas recovery to have critical impact on energy, environmental policy—Part 2

Editor's note: The references footnoted here are continued in numerical order from the first part of this article (OGJ, Jan. 19, 2003, p. 18); some references footnoted here appear in the first part. This is the second of two parts.Part I of this article addressed the widely different projections of the timing and magnitude of peak production of conventional crude oil and natural gas and of their remaining recoverable resources.It also reviewed the potential of oil shale as a source of liquid and gaseous fuels and the large potential resources of heavy hydrocarbons—oil and tar sands and other bitumens and extra-heavy crude oil—as well as the potential resources of unconven...

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