Petroleum Resources: A View to the Future
Amidst news reports that the world might soon hit its peak oil supply, two U.S. Geological Survey experts describe why determining how much oil and gas remain to be tapped is a task that is far from clear and easy.
Thomas S. Ahlbrandt and Peter J. McCabe
Plus: Oil in Iraq and in the Caspian
20 Domestic Natural Gas:
The Coming Methane Economy
We will soon pass from an economy that primarily uses carbon-based fuels to one that primarily uses hydrogen-based fuels. What will hold us over during the transition?
William L. Fisher
feature: Oil in the City
In the Los Angeles basin, a person can eat lunch next to a functioning oil rig and not know it.
Photos by Donald Clarke and John Jepson
A New Solution to the Uncertain Fate of a Geologists Library
What will become of the libraries of retired geologists? Here is one idea.
George D. Klein
34 ENERGY AND RESOURCES
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
2 From the Editor
4 Letters: Perspectives from readers
26 Where on Earth?
30 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
32 In Memoriam: Charles S. Content, George Phair
36 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
38 Geomedia: Scientists and reporters
44 Classified Ads: Career Opportunities
59 Contributors Page