Latest Changes to the Site
This page contains a summary of major changes to the
site. By 'Bookmarking' (or 'Adding to Favourites') this page, you can
learn of any changes by just checking this page.
16 May Added a chart of heavy oil production on the Unconventional
May 2008 Added the Sustainability
Example page which
shows how one real location might adapt.
12 May 2008 Updated some of the charts for 2007 data.
5 November 2007 Added a new home page for each of the
8 January 2007 Added an extra table to the Which
Country page looking at present fuel usage. This makes some difference
to the final results.
11 November 2006 Added a "Guide to Oil Jargon"
as an iPod Notes download.
10 November 2006 Added a page looking at which
countries may survive peak oil best.
29 August 2006 Amended the Oil
Map so that the colouring indicates the amount of reserves and also
4 August 2006 Changed the navigation menu into a nested
type. This is because the simpler style was getting too large for any
new pages to be added.
1 August 2006 Changed the style sheets to adjust the
typography of the layout.
24 July 2006 Added a little page to explain the origin
of the phrase "the wolf at the
17 July 2006 Added a page, Reserve
Growth for Dummies, explaining reserve growth with a baked beans analogy..
10 July 2006 Added a chart of uranium reserves on the
3 July 2006 Updated some of the charts on the Consumption
page with 2005 data.
21 June 2006 Began updating some charts with the data
from the 2006 BP Statistical Review (charts A1
8 May 2006 Added a new page on the Sustainable
Society with information on permaculture and the central place theory.
2 May 2006 Added a section on the Jargon
page about Reserve Growth, and rewrote the section about Proven, Probable
and Possible figures.
18 April 2006 Changed the chart E5 on the Alternative
Energy Sources page to show a comparison of primary v actual energy
9 April 2006 Updated the Oil World
Map to show ASPO's latest figures (and 2005 consumption).
7 April 2006 Added the extra pages that were on the
right of the Home Page to the left hand page links. It makes it rather
simplicity and if it's good enough for the BBC site...
3 April 2006 Added a map of the Middle East to the Oil
Wars page. This shows oil fields, pipelines and US bases.
22 March 2006 Changed the oil prices link on the index
page so that it links to a special Oil
10 March 2006 Added a photograph of M King Hubbert to
the Hubbert Curve page.
27 February 2006 Added a Timeline
page of notable dates in peak oil history.
22 February 2006 The Oil Map
now includes countries' peak production years.
20 February 2006 The website is now available in printed
form. Go to the Book page to find out more.
17 February 2006 Added a page on Climate
Change which may increase later.
8 February 2006 Added 'Saving Energy' and 'Jevons Paradox'
to the Efficiency page.
6 February 2006 Updated the Natural
Gas page and a greatly enlarged Renewables
3 February 2006 Updated the Coal
2 February 2006 Updated the Unconventional
1 February 2006 Updated the first of the pages rewritten
for the book - Nuclear Power.
30 January 2006 Added definitions of unconventional
oils to the Jargon page. Added the contents
pages, a sample chapter and the index of the printed book to the Book
16 January 2006 Amended the style sheets so that type
is sized by pixels rather than 'medium' or 'smallest'. This means that
the site looks as designed whatever the system or browser. If you find
the type too small and find that you can't enlarge it, you are probably
using Internet Explorer. Switch to Mozilla
Firefox which is a far superior browser and will enlarge the type
without any problems.
5 January 2006 Added a page with notes about the upcoming
printed version of the website.
21 November 2005 Added the Oil
oil measurements. Also added links to minor pages to the index
17 November 2005 Added a page on Abiotic
Oil with a link from the Objections
page (at the suggestion of Ted Schrader).
21 October 2005 Added a page on Efficiency
about energy conversion.
20 October 2005 Added a section in Jargon containing
common Units and Conversions.
17 October 2005 Luís de Sousa has written an
excellent mathematical examination of the Hubbert Peak and this has been
10 October 2005 Added a small section to the Unconventional
Oils page about coal liquefaction (now moved to the Coal
26 September 2005 Added a brand new page, Electricity,
which shows the difficulties of changing the UK electricity production
from fossil fuels to renewables.
21 September 2005 Rewrote the Hydrogen
alternative energy page to give a better summary of the disadvantages. Made
the small chart images 'pop-up' as well as the yellow titles beneath,
19 September 2005 Added a little globe to the Oil
World Map to show the reserves and discovery for the whole world.
5 September 2005 Complete redesign of the website. The
new site no longer has frames and I have tried to make it quicker and
easier to use. The content has remained the same though.
15 August 2005 Added a chart of oil prices on the Aftermath
page. Added a newer primary fuel consumption chart on the Alternative
9 August 2005 Fixed some links that had become broken
during my absence.
8 August 2005 Updated the Oil
Map for 2004 figures and expanded it to the top 30 countries (instead
of 25). The data now includes present reserves and expected future
2 August 2005 Updated some of the charts using the 2005
BP Statistical Review (mostly in Consumption
but also Discoveries and Reserves).
Charts are marked with **.
15 November 2004 Added a section on the Agriculture
page about Cuba's attempt to deal with the loss of oil-based farming.
31 July 2004 Updated the Oil World
Map for the 2003 figures. The ASPO figures for reserves show a dramatic
drop since 2002 as we realise just how dangerous the world's position
11 July 2004 Added a page of link
images for those who want to link to "Wolf at the Door"
and want something more graphic than a text link.
18 May 2004 Added some more information on disadvantages
to the Hydrogen page.
12 May 2004 Added a page for Polish
speakers, containing a PDF of a Polish Powerpoint document on oil
3 May 2004 Added a section on the ozone layer to the
29 April 2004 Added a page of links
to all the charts to save you (and me) searching through all the pages
to find a chart that you (or I) wanted to refer to.
19 April 2004 I decided to expand the subject of the
What to Do page: the breakdown of society and how to prepare for it. I
have put this into a PDF document called "The Twilight of the Modern
World". Available to download on the Further
6 April 2004 Enough of the pages have been translated
into French to make the
link on the banner page active. The remaining pages will be added
as they are translated by Daniel. Bear in mind that it is still a work
in progress so you have to accept a few spelling mistakes, missing links
and untranslated portions. The Search pages of
both English and French sites now have a popup menu option to search on
the whole site, just English or just French pages.
5 April 2004 For the benefit of those who have small
screens and browsers, I have created a different frame layout where the
banner and navigation bar are at the top. It can be reached from the bottom
of the Extra Pages navigation bar [not relevant since the 2005 redesign].
2 April 2004 So many new pages have been added that
I redesigned the navigation bar to allow more to be shown [not relevant
since 2005 redesign]. All the pages are available on the Site Map page
anyway. Added a page on Objections to the
oil depletion/Hubbert Curve scenario.
24 March 2004 As there seems to be more news in the
media about oil depletion (without actually recognising it), I have added
an In the News page with
links to stories elsewhere.
8 March 2004 Expanded the Site
Map so that it now shows the sections within each page. Elaborated
the Future Oil Wars section of the Oil
Wars page. Increased the details on the four stages of breakdown in
the What to Do page. Added
a section on the Shell reserve cut and its effects on the Aftermath
page. French translation is under way.
20 Feb. 2004 Added a section on EROEI and ERP to the
Alternative Energy page.
18 Feb. 2004 Added a page of Prophecies
predictions of what might happen in the future. On the Oil
Wars page, created a link to a map of how Iraq might be divided to
ease the resistance problem.
9 Feb. 2004 Elaborations on the Hubbert
Curve page. Miscellaneous design changes.
6 Feb. 2004 Added some interesting satellite shots to
the Aftermath and Agriculture
pages, and added more charts to the latter. More additions to the Further
31 Jan. 2004 Added an extra section to the Discoveries
page about the discovery curve and its importance.
26 Jan. 2004 Added a Site
Map page as many pages are now called from other pages, rather than
the navigation bar. This also has a site search button. Added pages on
Agriculture and What
19 Jan. 2004 Finally completed
the alternative energies sources pages. Added a bit to the Hubbert
Curve page about the USA-48 prediction.
12 Jan. 2004 Have now transferred
the site from Yahoo Geocities to a private host. This was initially because
the Yahoo Guestbook kept chopping off the messages. Then all my files
suddenly disappeared with no explanation (damn you, Yahoo!). The previous
guestbook has been transferred to the new one. NB: if
you bookmarked any of the pages and that bookmark has 'yahoo' in the address,
it will be best to delete it and make a new bookmark. [Guestbook no longer
7 Jan. 2004 Added this page and the link on the navigation
bar. The date of the latest change will also be shown next to the top
banner. Completed converting the popup charts to more detailed pages.
Sep. 2003 Wolfatthedoor.org.uk was born. I had been
interested in oil depletion since 2000 and had added a section to my personal
Eventually I had so much information that I decided to write a dedicated