The IEA wants to change from a demand oriented prognosis to a prognosis based on the production possibilities of crude oil and natural gas.
The interview in "international politic" translated by me
Birol: I can inform You, in our world energy outlook 2008, we will intensively look on the crude oil and natural gas producion. We will look on the 350 most important oil and gas fields. We will resarch, how much the production will decrease and what this means.
Schneider: What do You mean?
Birol: As far as I know, this will be the first public study, where we examine our thoughts how much oil and gas comes on the market. Many people will draw new conclusions from this.
This is a confession! When the WEO 2008 will be the first study about the production of oil and gas, then this is obviously not true for all other issues of the WEO.
There is since long time the accusation of the peak oil scientists, that the IEA takes the reports of the oil exporting countries as absolut truth. Now we have the confession for this.