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ABC Radio  - The Resources Beat: Wednesday
"The price of a barrel of crude oil jumped again last night, sparking concerns this could be the first sign of the pending world oil crisis predicted by energy analysts back in the fifties. The Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas say the Australian government should look at introducing fuel taxes similar to those put in place by Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom in the eighties. Convenor Bruce Robinson says this will encourage Australian motorists to curb their use of oil."

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The Resources Beat: Wednesday

The price of a barrel of crude oil jumped again last night, sparking concerns this could be the first sign of the pending world oil crisis predicted by energy analysts back in the fifties. The Hubbert Peak of Oil Production states the world's oil production will peak and then finally run out. The Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas say the Australian government should look at introducing fuel taxes similar to those put in place by Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom in the eighties. Convenor Bruce Robinson says this will encourage Australian motorists to curb their use of oil.

But Bruce Robinson says its not all gloom and doom. He says if motorists cut down their use of energy, kids would walk to school and people would slow down and enjoy a walk to the shops rather than rushing about in their four wheel drives. He says the current Senate Inquiry into the Australia's oil consumption is a step in the right direction.

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