Verdens oljeproduksjon 2002 Global production The Middle East is also the biggest oil producer, currently providing nearly one-third of the world's total. But Europe and Eurasia (mainly Russia and the UK) and North America are also big producers. The difference is, nearly all the Middle East oil is for export while Europe and the US do not produce enough to meet their own needs.
Verdens oljeforbruk og import Imports and use Western Europe and Japan are heavily dependent on oil imports as production cannot meet massive domestic demand. The gas-guzzling US is the world's largest per-capita oil consumer but produces much of its requirements itself. Producers in the Middle East, where oil costs so little, are also heavy users. Poorer countries consume much less per head.
Påviste oljereserver 2002 Where the oil is The Middle East remains the biggest player in oil. The region dwarfs the rest of the world, when it comes to reserves, ensuring its prominence on the global political stage. Saudi Arabia alone possesses 25% of the world's proved reserves. The North Sea and Canada still have substantial reserves, but they would prove very expensive to extract
International Crisis Group Krigen i Iraq har kostet USA 2.000 milliarder kr. Hadde pengene vært brukt på en annen måte, kunne man ha mettet 400 mill. sultende mennesker i 13 år, stanset spredningen av HIV/AIDS verden over de neste 30 år og vaksinert alle barn i den fattige del av verden de neste 100 år...
Pensum http://www.kaldor.no/energy/ Se: Oljens geopolitikk og krigene ved Persiagulfen, Det sikkerhetspolitiske bibliotek, Den norske atlanterhavskomiteen (dnak) -nr. 6 - desember 2004Oljens geopolitikk og krigene ved Persiagulfen atlanterhavskomiteendnak
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