Oil and Energy Analyst Addresses 'Peak Oil' at UNH April 4
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
March 26, 2008
Matthew Simmons, a banking and investment advisor to the oil industry for
more than 35 years, will speak at UNH Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m. in Theater
I of the MUB. His talk, called “The Peak Oil Dilemma: Can Arctic Development
Save Us?”, is free and open to the public.
Simmons, who spoke at UNH in April 2007, is one of the world’s leading
experts on peak oil, the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum
production is reached. He is author of “Twilight in the Desert: The Coming
Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy”, and his work has been featured
in the films “The End of Suburbia”, “Crude Impact”,
and “Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash”.
About “Twilight in the Desert,” the Washington Post says, “the
answers Simmons provides in ‘Twilight in the Desert’ are nothing
less than alarming — all the more so because of his pro-industry sympathies
and the prodigious and fair-minded reasoning he brings to the task.”
Simmons has served as a key advisor to the Bush administration, Vice President
Dick Cheney’s 2001 Energy Task Force and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Simmons’s visit to UNH is sponsored by the Coastal Response Research
Center and the office of the vice president for research. For more information,