Simmons, energy investment banker, dies in Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine Matthew Simmons, an energy investment banker who espoused the peak oil theory and became an advocate for alternative energy, has died at his North Haven island home, officials said Monday. He was 67.

The founder of Houston-based Simmons & Co. International wrote the 2005 book "Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy," raising concerns about Saudi Arabia's oil reserves and laying out his theory that the world was approaching peak oil production.



I saw one of his presentations live a few years ago, agree or disagree with his views, he was a passionate and charismatic man.

In recent years he did a lot of good work promoting renewable energy, I hope his company and the organisations he were involved in continue this good work.

For people who don't know the man, I'd advise you to look at some of his presentations, they can be found on his company's website.

This was one of his most recent: