I was making fun of these Peak Oil and Fossil Fuel nuts a decade ago on their own forums.
You should see the coal veins here in Australia. They stretch for hundreds upon hundreds of miles. Enough cheap energy to tide us over for a couple thousand years if we had sane people as leadership. We could gradually phase it out and replace it with thorium depending on how long it takes to gravitate to that industry.
We don't have sane people as leaders. While they blather on about ephemera as meaningless as Catholic purgatory the world lurches towards WW3 with blinders on.
There is no energy crisis. There's just Saudi bank accounts and they did well telling people oil was limited and came from dead dinosaur bones.
The Russians ran hot steam through their old wells and they were shortly thereafter producing the same yields they had in the beginning. They weren't running dry, they were just clogged. Some sort of abiotic hydrocarbon reaction produced by pressure or heat in the earth makes oil. Sometimes it gets polluted with old biological matter when they are pumping it out. That is a contaminant but has nothing to do with its origins.
I think a lot of these fake crises that people focus their neurotic anxieties on are a displacement for their real fears and they tend to be drawn towards milquetoast threats they can cope with. Most men and women nowadays can't think about things like nuclear war, too scary and they are too low on testosterone to demonstrate any martial virtues. So they displace their fears onto cheesy crap like Peak Oil and globowarmthinkery. The effeminate alternative to real apocalyptic threats. If you don't believe me just try bringing up the real world with a lot of these people. They go pale and sweaty like they have seen a ghost. Most of them can't cope even with fake neurotic manufactured crises.