Chris Skrebowski began his career as a planner and market analyst for BP, in the oil industry and has since built an international reputation as a journalist, consultant, and keen observer of the petroleum industry, specializing in Peak Oil and its economic implications. Chris joined Petroleum Times as a journalist just before the first oil crisis of 1973/74, and later became an editor for Offshore Services magazine. He spent eight years as a market analyst for the Saudi Oil Ministry, and edited Petroleum Economist before joining the (UK) Energy Institute (formerly the Institute of Petroleum) as editor of Petroleum Review. Chris is also founder and principal of Peak Oil Consulting.