• This much is certain... No initiative put in place starting today can have a substantial effect on the peak production year. No Caspian Sea exploration, no drilling in the South China Sea, no SUV replacements, no renewable energy projects can be brought on at a sufficient rate to avoid a bidding war for the remaining oil.

    Kenneth S. Deffeyes (2008). “Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage (New Edition)”, p.149, Princeton University Press