We can imagine a world of driverless cars, we hear stories of taxi drones being tested and read about 3D printing delivering tangible products without the need for transportation or a logistics chain. These vivid images obscure the reality that, behind these attention-grabbing headlines, a genuine shift in world energy is taking place, driven by the peak in oil demand rather than its supply.

We may be witnessing an irreversible energy transition, as many people move away from traditional fuels towards sustainable and greener energy sources at a speed that suggests demand will dry up before their finite supply.