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"Peak oil" is a nickname for the likely event in which oil production reaches a peak and begins to decline, due to the increasing difficulty of extraction as easily-extracted reserves are depleted and more difficult reserves are all that remain.
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- Conservapedia "The theory has been floated by some geologists and promoted by fossil fuels opponents, but suffers from a lack of supporting evidence."
- RationalWiki "In most cases, the phrase "peak oil" refers to more than the fact that petroleum is a finite resource; this is no longer disputed by anyone (except a few cranks like those who adhere to the Soviet concept of abiotic oil)."