I welcome the opportunity to reply to the discussions by Campbell, Duncan, and Laherrere, three of the listed experts of Oil Crisis dot-com <http://www.oilcrisis.com>, a group that lobbies governments and industry to warn of a perceived impending shortage of crude oil. Their discussions include numerous points; I will address their comments collectively in this response by major theme.

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Campbell claims that the production of conventional oil is "relatively insensitive to price, investment, and technology" and Laherrere claims that, whereas the availability of coal is dependant on price, with lower concentrations becoming available at higher prices, this is not...

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