Matthew Simmons

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Birthday
7, 1943
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Aug 8, 2010 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1943
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Aug 8, 2010 (67)

About

Investment banker in the oil and energy field who was a prominent proponent of the peak oil theory.

Before Fame

He was shocked by the 1973 energy crisis when the Arab states instituted an oil embargo. He founded his own investment firm Simmons & Company International.

Trivia

His influential 2005 book argued that oil production from Saudi Arabia was peaking and would begin to decline.

Family Life

He had five daughters with his wife Ellen.

Associated With

He was hardly the first to claim that oil production would soon peak. Maron Hubbert made the same prediction in 1956 about the year 1970.