author Mason Inman

Mason Inman

Author of The Oracle of Oil

I wrote the first biography of geologist M. King Hubbert, often called “the father of peak oil” for his predictions of when oil production—in the U.S. and globally—would reach a peak. He was also a pioneer in examining limits to growth and arguing for a transition to a truly sustainable society that could last hundreds or even thousands of years. It was published on April 11, 2016, by W. W. Norton.

Mason Inman

The Oracle of Oil

In The Oracle of Oil, Mason Inman examines the history of “peak oil” and the planet’s ever-diminishing resources through the story of M. King Hubbert, the geologist who first realized oil’s days

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