Prime Minister Clark Admits Oil Peak
28 April 2006
PRIME MINISTER CLARK ADMITS OIL PEAK
ASPO-NZ Inc (The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) welcomes the Prime Minister’s admission last week on Peak Oil. On Tuesday 18 April 2006, she said about the real reasons behind high oil prices, “because we're probably not too far short of peak production, if we're not already there” .
The Ministers of her Government have doggedly repeated the erroneous figures produced by the International Energy Agency and the US Geologic Survey as reasons for not taking action on Peak Oil. We now expect the Government to support Dr Sharples’s (co-leader of the Maori Party) who called again on 10 April 2006 for a Cross-Party Commission on Peak Oil.
The longer this Government dallies over responding seriously to Peak Oil the more damaging will be the consequences. There is now no excuse in allowing the Government to maintain the erroneous messages that rising prices are merely a spike and that there is plenty of cheap oil waiting to be produced.
(2006) PM Talks Palestinian Aid, Health 'N' (Peak) Oil, Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 5:53 pm , Article: Scoop Audio., http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00206.htm
Spokesperson, ASPO-NZ Inc