Crude Impact

Crude Impact: Summarizing the argument against peak oil.
Crude Impact presents an alarming message about our current energy situation. The documentary presents statistics, stories, and experts supporting the argument against peak oil. One of the experts in the film is Kenneth S. Deffeyes. Deffeyes, in his book Beyond Oil, states, “World production has ceased growing, and by the year 2019 production will be down to 90 percent of the peak level.” Though Crude Impact neglects to present the importance of oil production, it does support Deffeyes’ claim by presenting statistics of oil consumption, stories of corporate corruption, and the effects of oil exploration.  
In the last 50 years mankind has consumed approximately half of the world’s oil supply. Growing technology and population are the causes for oil depletion. The world uses about 84 million gallons of oil per day, summing up to about 1.3 trillion gallons per year. Most of this oil is being consumed by wealthy and industrialized nations. The United States uses about 25 percent of the world’s oil, and the United States only represents about 4 percent of the population. In Crude Impact Journalist Richard Heinberg states that, “the world does not have the resource base for us to maintain our way of live.” Heinberg was directing this statement towards the American life specifically. Crude Impact states that M. King Hubbert, a geoscientist, predicted that the USA oil production would peak in 1970. In 1972 the Texas Railroad Commission stated that they had no unused production capacity; the United States had to start depending of oil imports.
The United States requires so much oil in order to sustain its sovereignty that we’re dependent of foreign countries. According to the top three oil suppliers to the USA are Canada, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. Crude Impact shows the report of the USA making a deal with Saudi Arabia, a monarch type government, in which they provide us with oil and we...