Richard Branson funded group warns peak oil as early as 2015.
Here is the website: http://peakoiltaskforce.net/
Here is a feed of news reports from the group: http://peakoiltaskforce.net/download-the-report/2010-press-coverage/
On 10 February 2010 at the Royal Society, six UK companies - Arup, Foster + Partners, Scottish and Southern Energy, Solarcentury, Stagecoach Group and Virgin - joined together to launch the second report of the UK Industry Task-Force on Peak Oil and Energy Security (ITPOES).
The report, titled “The Oil Crunch - a wake-up call for the UK economy”, finds that oil shortages, insecurity of supply and price volatility will destabilise economic, political and social activity within five years.
The Task-Force warns that the UK must not be caught out by the oil crunch in the same way it was with the credit crunch and states that policies to address Peak Oil must be a priority for the new government formed after the 2010 election.
Based on the assessment, we might expect to see the following effects reflected in our economy within the term of the next government:
Markedly higher prices for all forms of travel (air, sea, rail and road)
Increased food prices
Increased general retail prices
Increased domestic utility bills for heating and power
The effects that peak oil may have on different sectors are laid out in this website