Peak oil enthusiasts might be giving up too soon

Vincent Kaminski

The closure of The Oil Drum website after eight years – a move announced by the site's administrators in a blog post on July 3 – is a sad moment for anybody with an interest in energy.

Published by the Colorado-based Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future, The Oil Drum was a high-quality information aggregation website and discussion forum. It had a limited involvement of trolls and propagandists, was highly professional, and very effectively managed. The bloggers on the website had a