Definition of peak oil in English:

peak oil

Syllabification: peak oil


The hypothetical point in time when the global production of oil reaches its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline.
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  • They also provide a massive opportunity to help cope with peak oil.
  • Liberal Democrat concerns are led by John Hemming, who chairs the 32-member all-party parliamentary group on peak oil.
  • Kunstler relates the now standard warning about a flu pandemic, whose impact he says will be magnified by its coincidence with peak oil.

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