Peak oil

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Amrita Sen, oil analyst at Barclays Capital, answers your questions.
In the first of two posts, she discusses whether speculation is driving up the oil price, whether such an increase could trigger another recession and when “peak oil” might occur. Read more

Kiran Stacey

A group of MPs have suggested that the UK should introduce a system of energy rationing to deal with what they view as impending energy and climate crises. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Jack Gerard, head of the API, the voice of the US oil industry, answers your questions.

In this second of two posts, he discusses peak oil, the potential of natural gas, and what the API’s lobbying achieves. Read more

Kiran Stacey

[huhne1] In this first weekly readers’ Q&A session of 2011, Chris Huhne, the UK energy secretary, answers your electricity-market related questions.
In the second of two posts, he discusses the cost of emissions targets, the chances of another oil shock and what should happen to the “big six” power companies. Read more