The Oil Age Poster

A Brilliant Tool for Examining the Geologic Realities and Social Ramifications of the Modern World's Most Prized Resource



"If a picture is worth one thousand words, then The Oil Age Poster is worth one million words because people can not only see the oil production Hubbert's peaks in many countries and regions, but also read the facts proving that global peak oil is both inevitable and quite probably imminent."

- U.S. Congressman R. Bartlett
Maryland (Republican)

Colorful and authoritative, this poster traces the history of the Oil Age from its beginnings in the hills of western Pennsylvania in 1859 to its rise as the engine of global industrial economies. The poster's main chart features a year-by-year rendering of worldwide oil production from 1859 to 2050 with projections of future production based on Colin Campbell's Oil Depletion Model. Historical annotations as well as detailed data on production, trade and reserves make this poster a versatile tool for presenting the realities and implications of global oil production and its peak.

Increasing Awareness - The primary goal of The Oil Age poster is to increase awareness of the critical role of oil in modern industrial society and to call attention to the impending worldwide peak in oil production.

Benefiting Schools - Sales will help fund the no-cost distribution of The Oil Age poster to high schools, colleges and non-profit institutions. Proceeds will also support the development of teaching guides and other educational tools to be used in conjunction with the poster in classrooms. (View the list of teachers and schools who have been sent posters.)

Benefiting Global Public Media - A portion of each sale will be donated to the non-profit Meta Foundation for the support of its projects and subsidiary non-profit organizations, including Global Public Media and the Post Carbon Institute.

What the Experts Are Saying:

“As this poster makes abundantly clear, we’ve already consumed about half of the world’s total endowment of regular conventional oil,” said Dr. Campbell. "This has provided most supply to-date and will dominate all supply far into the future. Now entering the second half of the Oil Age, we face the relentless decline of production, imposed by nature.”

- Dr. Colin Campbell
Leading authority on oil depletion issues
and co-founder of the Association for the
Study of Peak Oil (ASPO)

"This poster conveys a wealth of carefully researched information about oil depletion in a graphic format that anyone can quickly grasp. It is a map of our recent petroleum past and a glimpse into our post-peak future. No library, office or home should be without it!"

- Richard Heinberg
Energy expert and author of
Powerdown: Options and Actions
for a Post-Carbon World

“The primary goal of The Oil Age poster is to increase awareness of the critical role of oil in modern industrial society, and to call attention to the impending worldwide peak in oil production.”
- Julian Darley
Author of "High Noon for Natural Gas" and
Director of Global Public Media

 


Important Note
This oil poster is no longer available. If current events warrant it, we may entertain another edition of the poster at some point in the future.
-The Oil Poster Team

In the News...
View the 1-minute video spot on the poster from Channel 13 News in Topeka, Kansas.