Fossil Fuels

What is the Hubbert Curve?
Answered by Planet Green
  • Planet Green

    Planet Green

  1. The Hubbert Curve is a bell curve that says oil wells follow a predictable cycle in which output rises, stabilizes and then dwindles to nothing over a period of years. The man behind the curve, Shell geologist M. King Hubbert, also used it as a tool to speculate on global oil production. He predicted that oil companies would discover the larger, easily exploited oil fields first and then switch to smaller, deeper fields when the larger ones stopped producing as much.

    Oil End Qa1
    (Hal Bergman/Photodisc/Getty Images)

    More answers from Planet Green »

Still Curious?
  • How does a gas pump know when the tank is full?

    Answered by Science Channel

  • How do catalytic converters reduce car exhaust pollutants?

    Answered by Science Channel

  • How does OPEC influence the price of gasoline?

    Answered by Planet Green


What are you curious about?

Image Gallery