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“Peak Oil” – It’s coming. Dave Kilsby ASPO Australia. It can’t be ignored. Why does it matter?. Forecast Transport Energy Consumption Growth for Australia Source: Energy White Paper 2004. ASPO Australia. aims to:

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peak oil it s coming

“Peak Oil” – It’s coming

Dave Kilsby

ASPO Australia

forecast transport energy consumption growth for australia source energy white paper 2004
Forecast Transport Energy Consumption Growth for AustraliaSource: Energy White Paper 2004
aspo australia
ASPO Australia

aims to:

  • encourage the acknowledgement and study of Peak Oil particularly as it affects Australia
  • be a source of independent information for businesses, governments and communities
  • collaborate with other bodies to help prepare and implement relevant policies and strategies
  • promote awareness of the issue of peak oil and gas
aspo australia working groups
Oil & gas industry


Indigenous & Remote Communities

Agriculture, fisheries & food

Finance & economics

Urban & transport planning

Social services

Active transport

Construction industry

Health sector


ASPO Australia Working Groups

+ working groups for NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, WA, SA

what about australia haven t we got plenty of our own oil
What about Australia? Haven’t we got plenty of our own oil?

Not for much longer! (Geosciences Australia)

alternative transport fuels


Conventional oil

Unconventional oil

Natural gas




Alternative transport fuels?
  • Transport over 40% of final energy use in Australia
  • Transport heavily dependent on liquid fuels (oil)
  • The age of cheap oil is almost over
  • Short-term urgency in planning for post-oil age
  • More mitigation options in cities than in rural areas
what to do
What to do?
  • Commonwealth to become involved
  • “Do nothing” not an option
  • No magic bullet
  • ASPO Australia advocates
    • community engagement, individualised marketing, fuel tax escalator, tradeable fuel allocation system
  • Leadership required
  • Buy time!
for further information
For further information
    • Sydney Peak Oil Group
    • ASPO Australia
    • over 180 submissions to an Inquiry into oil supply & alternative fuels: …/oil_supply/submissions/sublist.html
    • ASPO
    • (one of many good international sitesfor Peak Oil info)