my 2 cents on a few comments. 3 times the oil reserves that America has, is not an "amazing" thing, the US does not have a huge reserve, if it was 3x the whole middle east, well that would be impressive.
This is a very interesting read, very long and maybe a bit doomsday, but it does give alot of info, and alot of links to back it up, I don't think a whole lot of people realize whats in store for us. http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net
Car pooling, saving energy won't do much, I know thats not a good way to think about it, but think where the big energy is spent, making our electricity, diesel to power the trains and big rigs that bring us our food, the fertilizer (uses oil/petroleum) the jet fuel (huge amounts used daily to get everyone where they want to go) and so on. We won't just all of a sudden run out of fuel, expect to see what we are going through now, $50+ a barrel of oil to get worse. Hybrid cars won't solve the problem, wind / hydro power won't even dent the amount of energy we need.
Anyhow where am I going with this, I say do it, suck all the black gold they can out of the ground, it will buy us time, maybe there will be a break through, in the coming years.