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Just found this interesting.

The Complete Idiots Guide to the Oil Wars!

OK, you're on the top of this list .

You need what's on the top of this list , or you will suffer and die.

That's about it, folks.

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I didn't see Iraq on list number two. Is it included with the United States' total?

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:rolling:

Saudis say oil reserves could swell by 77% in the next few years From 261 billion barrels to 461 billion barrels. I would of thought Mexico and Canada would have made the list too.

Of the 19mil bpd the US uses, how much of that is just for automotive gasoline? Like take out the oil used in aviation fuel ect, home heating oil, oil thats not turned in to gasoline, oil used by other industries??

Anybody seen a website like that for Natural Gas? Those numbers would be interesting too. Sometimes you hear people say it's an abundant domestic natural resourse. The Kansas Gas Company has a building a couple miles from my house that has a CNG pump, it's said at $1.49 per gasoline equivilant gallon (or however they word it) for several months now (as long as I've known it's there).
 

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Interesting Statistics on what it takes to feed Americans,

The Green Revolution increased the energy flow to agriculture by an average of 50 times the energy input of traditional agriculture.5 In the most extreme cases, energy consumption by agriculture has increased 100 fold or more.6

In the United States, 400 gallons of oil equivalents are expended annually to feed each American (as of data provided in 1994).7 Agricultural energy consumption is broken down as follows:

· 31% for the manufacture of inorganic fertilizer

· 19% for the operation of field machinery

· 16% for transportation

· 13% for irrigation

· 08% for raising livestock (not including livestock feed)

· 05% for crop drying

· 05% for pesticide production

· 08% miscellaneous8

Energy costs for packaging, refrigeration, transportation to retail outlets, and household cooking are not considered in these figures.

To give the reader an idea of the energy intensiveness of modern agriculture, production of one kilogram of nitrogen for fertilizer requires the energy equivalent of from 1.4 to 1.8 liters of diesel fuel. This is not considering the natural gas feedstock.9 According to The Fertilizer Institute (http://www.tfi.org), in the year from June 30 2001 until June 30 2002 the United States used 12,009,300 short tons of nitrogen fertilizer.10 Using the low figure of 1.4 liters diesel equivalent per kilogram of nitrogen, this equates to the energy content of 15.3 billion liters of diesel fuel, or 96.2 million barrels.

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Old data. China is now the number two consumer of oil, passing Japan. Some "experts" (or paid guess makers) think China will have the same energy consumption as the US within twenty years. Wait til 1.2 billion people start buying minivans....
Interesting read, http://www.military.com/Opinions/0,,Brookes_113004,00.html

And from the outfiled; What was it nostradamus predicted? Army from beyond the black sea of 200 million? Hmmm......
 

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Here is a excelent presention of the World Energy Overview

It is in PDF format so it will open with Acrobat. It was created by one of the leading energy investment groups.

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