Template:Cost of energy sources

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Conventional oil Unconventional oil Biofuels Coal Nuclear Wind
Colored vertical lines indicate various historical oil prices. From left to right:
1990s average January 2009 1979 peak 2008 peak

Price of oil per barrel (bbl) at which energy sources are competitive.

  • Right end of bar is viability without subsidy.
  • Left end of bar requires regulation or government subsidies.
  • Wider bars indicate uncertainty.


Source: Ed Crooks (2008-12-22). "Over a barrel". Financial Times. , which used Cambridge Energy Research Associates, IHS Herold, International Energy Agency, Wood Mackenzie and industry estimates.[[Category:Economic history