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Optimists see oil gushing for decades; pessimists see the planet's energy future already drying up. Alexandra Witze reports.

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Alexandra Witze is Nature's Chief of Correspondents, America.

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Witze, A. That's oil, folks.... Nature 445, 14–17 (2007) doi:10.1038/445014a

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