Increasing energy costs
Energy prices have multiplied over the last few years while the energy demand continues to grow. Quick depletion of available fuel resources is followed by the increases of their prices and the prices of generated energy. In just five years, oil prices have quadrupled to more then $100 a barrel – a level that would have been unthinkable just a short while ago.
One of the reasons for the increasing oil prices is the fast decline in the fossil fuel reserves. According to ASPO, The Association for the Study of Peak Oil, we consume several times more conventional oil than we discover, thus putting supply and prices under even stronger pressure.
Oil price: beyond $100 per barrel