This is disappointing. The bit at the end was a little hopeful tho. Fracking is one of the single most ecologically damaging and costly processes in the energy sector. I feel it will not help push toward tbe release of suppressed technology (ie free energy) or the investment in developing more efficient energy sources if the oil corporations retain their stranglehold on global energy markets.
Also we can survive without oil but not without clean potable water-something that is already uncommon thanks to fracking, DU residue, other toxic wastes, poor sanitation in 3rd world nations and rapidly melting glaciers, as well as heavy industrial use of water and shifting rainfall patterns due to climate change.