Definition of peak oil in English:

peak oil

noun

  • The hypothetical point in time when the global production of oil reaches its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline.

    • ‘Kunstler relates the now standard warning about a flu pandemic, whose impact he says will be magnified by its coincidence with peak oil.’
    • ‘Lots of people here talk all the time about global warming, or peak oil, or conservative scheming, or an asteroid impact.’
    • ‘Peak oil makes the search for alternative energy sources more pressing.’
    • ‘The timing of peak oil is of more than academic importance.’
    • ‘The Government is failing to apply its foresight on climate change to the closely related issue of peak oil.’
    • ‘They also provide a massive opportunity to help cope with peak oil.’
    • ‘Unlike some people, I don't think peak oil will destroy civilisation.’
    • ‘In November, the City of Denver will co-host the first national conference on peak oil production in nearly a decade.’
    • ‘Energy Bulletin is a terrific compilation of peak oil reports from the mainstream news media.’
    • ‘The onset of peak oil will devastate the suburban American way of life.’
    • ‘Prices cannot go much higher without us beginning to feel the foreshocks of a peak oil catastrophe.’
    • ‘Whether or not peak oil is upon us, the end of the cheap oil era certainly is.’
    • ‘For a more general response to common peak oil criticisms, you can explore my Peak Oil Media Guide from last year.’
    • ‘In peak oil terminology we are over the cliff.’
    • ‘There is optimism that the Northern Rivers region could become a leader in a peak oil future.’
    • ‘Liberal Democrat concerns are led by John Hemming, who chairs the 32-member all-party parliamentary group on peak oil.’
    • ‘These investments would perhaps give the fund an advantage in the second phase of peak oil.’
    • ‘Yet the emerging supply demand imbalance is only the beginning of the peak oil problem.’
    • ‘About 50 countries, including the United States, have already passed their point of peak oil output, he said.’
    • ‘There is a large body of expert opinion, marshalling impressive statistics, which is convinced that peak oil is imminent.’