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Why $40 per barrel is no cause for complacency
Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2009

By David Strahan and Gary Kendall of SustainAbility

These days it is comforting to have one thing not to worry about. As the world teeters on the edge of a full-blown depression, and business is crushed between slumping sales and seized-up credit markets, at least the oil price is in retreat. From an historic high of $147 per barrel last July to around $40 today, the price of crude has collapsed so quickly it is tempting to believe it means the end of the energy crisis; that the spike was just some speculative aberration; and that all talk of ‘peak oil’ is so 2008.

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