Australia’s Future Oil Supply and Alternative Transport Fuels

This investigation was started because of a concern about whether or not Australia should be worried about 'peak oil'. This expression generally refers to the supposition that the global production and supply of oil will reach a peak at some point and then start to decline irreversibly. This paper discusses these concerns about oil supply and presents possible alternatives to the use of oil. Major chapter headings are as follows: Chapter One. Introduction; Chapter Two. Future oil demand and supply; Chapter Three. 'Peak oil' concerns about future oil supply; Chapter Four. Economic and social impacts of possible higher fuel prices and reduced oil supply; Chapter Five. Supply side responses - overview and exploration; Chapter Six. Supply side responses - Alternative fuels from gas, coal and shale; Chapter Seven. Supply side responses - Alternative fuels - Biofuels; and Chapter Eight. Demand side responses.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 218p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0642717265
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2007 12:43PM