Is the oil beginning to run out?
Shot over four years in 13 countries this film uncovers the myths surrounding the future of world oil supplies. The producers lift the lid on the ‘Peak Oil’ theory – whether oil production is about to fall. They travel to the Middle East to find out how much oil is actually there, exposing evidence that the oil producers may be exaggerating by up to 50%.
We meet the men who believe that oil prices are about to bankrupt all of us and their evidence is terrifying: there’s barely any oil left to find. We look back to the 70’s, when we were first warned about this problem and we examine what can be done to prevent a global economic catastrophe. Can we escape our addiction to oil?
But is it really that bad? We also meet powerful men who tell us there is no problem because technology can save us. Traveling from the North Sea to Pennsylvania to Brazil we examine these optimistic views. Are they valid or just wishful thinking? Why isn’t this issue talked about more and why aren’t we doing anything about it? Is the electric car or other forms of fuel the answer? The film examines the alternatives and whether we have a way out of the mess we are in.
PetroApocalypse Now? is a clarion call to address our dependency on petroleum before we are left with an energy emergency of catastrophic proportions.