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The Impact of OPEC on the World Economy - The Impact of OPEC on the World Economy The Organization of Petroleum exporting countries, better known as OPEC, is one of the most recognized cartels in the world. Yet, how many of those who can recognize the name really understand the cartel. I would venture to guess not many and even fewer know about the economic impact it has upon the world. To really get a feel for OPEC one has to delve deep into the heart of the cartel. This can be accomplished by looking at the economic definition of a cartel, the history of OPEC, OPEC today, OPEC and international trade, and the political questions that surround the cartel....   [tags: History OPEC Oil Cartel]
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Understanding OPEC: An Economic Analysis - Understanding OPEC: An Economic Analysis In the last few months, much has been said of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Interestingly enough, one of Iraq’s motivating factors was economics. Kuwait provided Iraq with a pretext for war as it violated the economic policies of the Organization of Oil-Exporting Countries by exporting oil above its quotas. This is but one chapter in the complicated history of OPEC. OPEC is an international assembly of nations which co-ordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of eleven countries and has enjoyed the highs and weathered the lows of oil prices in the last few decades....   [tags: Oil Economics Economy OPEC Essays]
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The Influence of OPEC - The Influence of OPEC The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, was formed in Baghdad, Iraq in 1960 to coordinate and unify the policies of petroleum exporting countries. According to OPEC, their main objective is to ensure the “stabilization of oil prices” and the securing of a steady income to oil producing nations. In order to achieve this objective, the OPEC member nations meet at least bi-annually to decide whether to raise or lower their collective oil production in order to maintain the prices they deem as “stable.” The main factors that are considered when formulating petroleum policy are the forecasts for economic growth rates and the projected demand for petroleum....   [tags: Trade Organizations Economy Essays]
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A Critique of “OPEC” – The Website - A Critique of “OPEC” – The Website OPEC stands for “Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries” and is comprised of the largest oil-producing nations of the world. Through OPEC, these Member Countries work together to control the price and availability of oil--one of the most significant commodities in today’s worldwide economy. Founded in September of 1960 with headquarters in Vienna, the OPEC organization is currently comprised of twelve member countries (History of OPEC, 1). OPEC’s mission is defined in a formal organizational statute that identifies their role “to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry” (Our Mission)....   [tags: Website Review]
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OPEC's First Trillion-Dollar Year - Opec’s First Trillion Dollar Year In the late 1960’s nothing much seemed to be solid. The preceding decade had seen the assassination of a President. The United States had been at war with Vietnam for years, and there was a sense of revolution in the minds of the youth. The anti-war movement was in full swing, and the cost of the war had strained society and placed a giant financial burden on the United States. (7) Richard Nixon ran for President as the candidate that would bring stability and a return to more traditional values....   [tags: International Business]
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Monopoly of Petroleum: OPEC - Monopoly of Petroleum: OPEC Images Not Included A monopoly is evident where a firm is the sole seller of its product and if its product does not have close substitutes, as discussed in (Gans J., King S. Mankiw A. 2003). This essay will discuss the monopoly of petroleum by The Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), particularly how it controls the price of petrol, threats to its monopoly and the social costs involved. OPEC was established in the 1960's and ever since, Saudi Arabia gained a reputation of being the major power of the organization....   [tags: Business Case Studies Oil Essays Petroleum] 1029 words
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OPEC and Its Implication in the South - OPEC and Its Implication in the South In 1960, an association was formed that would change the face of international oil acquisition forever. In order to combat the actions taken by the multi-national oil corporations to cut the prices of crude oil, five of the leading oil-exporting countries formed the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). These five countries- Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Venezuela- were responsible for nearly 80% of all world oil exports at the time....   [tags: Papers] 1854 words
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OPEC Power: Past And Present - In this paper, I am going to discuss how the oil cartel known as OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) impacted the United States economy in the 1970’s, how the effects of this are still felt today, and how their power should continue to influence our thinking where foreign policy and energy policy are concerned. First I will explain what OPEC is, its history and how this concerns every citizen in the United States. Then I will discuss how leaders of the past dealt with the pressures concerning the further effects on the economy at the time, which brought to light the need for energy policy as well as pressing foreign policy issues that need to be addressed, as both are certainly detrimental to our economic well being....   [tags: essays research papers] 1686 words
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Got Those OPEC Blues Again And Rational Exuberance - “Got those OPEC Blues Again” and “Rational Exuberance” SUMMARY Since March of 1999, when the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was at $13 a barrel, we have seen a steady increase in prices in all phases of the economy. OPEC, the organization that is largely responsible for setting production goals in the Middle East, was under fire to find ways to increase prices. OPEC members at this time “pledged to cut back the supply of crude and push oil prices higher.” (Business Week, 48) The results were better than most expected: crude oil prices were almost $27 a barrel on November 23, 1999, the highest price since the 1991 Gulf War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Oil Crisis in Libya - Because of the crisis that is going on in Libya, Libya’s oil production and exportation has been greatly affected. This country is a member of OPEC, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Libya is the world’s seventeen largest oil producer, the thirds largest oil producer in Africa, and the continent’s largest crude oil reserves. (Hauser, 2011) Since Libya has such an important part in the oil industry, the crisis has affected other countries and their trade, such as the price of oil and gas, as well as monetary value....   [tags: OPEC, Middle East] 608 words
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The Economic Factors Involved with the Rising Price of Gasoline - The Economic Factors Involved with the Rising Price of Gasoline The year 2004 has seen a steady climb in the price of gasoline. From January of 2004 to May of 2004 there has been a jump of approximately .50 cents a gallon (Energy Information Administration). For many Americans high gas prices have been a hot issue with them, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to these fluctuations. With the continued popularity of the sport-utility vehicle and the high volume of gasoline it requires, the issue of high gas prices doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon....   [tags: Papers OPEC Oil Resources Essays]
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Market Structure Cartel - A Cartel is a company with a very unique position with the opportunity to use a simple model to optimize price. It is an organization with a very desirable position in the world; very few companies can experience the opportunity to determine their own prices without loosing significantly market share. OPEC is considered a Monopolistic-Cartel type of organization. Firm's demand curve This type of structure has the advantage that while increasing oil prices may shift the demand curve. The model allows backstop technology and tariffs on oil imports; therefore, the imposition of tariffs to importing countries will reduce OPEC prices without affecting domestic prices....   [tags: Economics] 803 words
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Drilling in ANWR is Americas best hope - The United States imported 9,163,000 barrels of oil per day in 2010. Of that amount 4,885,000 barrels are imported from countries that belong to the OPEC oil cartel. (Petroleum Statistics) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an organization consisting of twelve countries that have formally agreed to fix prices and dictates sales rules involving the export of oil to non-member countries. In order to lessen our dependence on OPEC oil, the United States should begin drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Oligopoly - Oligopoly is a market structure in which only a few sellers offer similar or identical products. It is an intermediate form of imperfect competition. OPEC is an epitome of Oligopoly. Features of Oligopoly: • Non Price Competition • Interdependent decision making • Entry Barriers If organizations behave in cooperative mode to mitigate the competitions amongst themselves it is called Collusion. When two or more organizations agree to set their outputs or prices to maintain monopoly it is called as collusive oligopoly....   [tags: Business] 879 words
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The Unstable Change of Gas Prices Across the World - The Unstable Change of Gas Prices Across the World The price of gasoline is a major interest to almost everyone in the country and almost everywhere in the world. It seems that every month or even more frequently, gas prices are either rising or dropping but never staying stable. Gasoline prices are affected by many factors, including the price of crude oil in the world market, supply and demand for gasoline, local market competition, temporary supply interruptions, government regulations, or taxes....   [tags: Papers] 1585 words
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Gas War - Gas War Gasoline is produced by a distillation process where crude oil is heated and fumes are captured and converted into many products such as kerosene, jet fuel, and gasoline to name a few. Therefore the price of crude oil, which is extracted from oil wells beneath the earths surface, is a major factor in gas prices. The five leading oil-producing countries and their approximate shares of the world supply of oil are: Soviet Union 21%, Saudi Arabia 17%, The United States 15%, Venezuela 4%, and Mexico 4%....   [tags: essays papers] 1970 words
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The Market For Oil And Gasoline - The Market for Oil and Gasoline Question 1: OPEC stands for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC's eleven member countries include Venezuela, Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and Indonesia. In the fourth quarter of 2003 OPEC will produce 30.5 million barrels per day of the worlds projected total of 79.9 million barrels per day giving OPEC thirty-eight percent of the world's total production. The United States will produce 9 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of 2003, which is 11 percent of total global production....   [tags: Oil Gas Petrol] 1832 words
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America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil - The United States has had several scares throughout its history in terms of oil, most turn out to be over exaggerations of a small event. However, these scares highlight a massive issue with the U.S. and that issue is the U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil. Why does it matter that our oil should come from over seas. In a healthy economy this probably wouldn’t be as relevant, but the U.S.’s economy is not exactly healthy at the moment. There are 4 things that I would like to address: what the problem is, how it affects us, what some solutions are, and what solutions I feel are best....   [tags: Economics ]
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Global Interdependence - As technology of the past gives way to the technology of the future, the world is becoming a smaller and smaller place. In economic terms, Global Interdependence is increasing as time goes on. In other words, we as the United States, as well as other countries, rely on each other for the three factors of production, Land, Labor and Capital. As noted in Thomas L. Freidman’s book, The World is Flat, there are several instances in which the Global Interdependence started. For example, the introduction of the Internet created a common forum in which people could connect to each other instantly was revolutionary in the interdependence process....   [tags: Geopolitics, Globalism]
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Year without Oil - Year without Oil OPEC Oil Embargo There are several things that come to mind when presented with the picture and topic, but the one that stands out most is shortage. However, shortage is an ironic word to use for it. It wasnÕt really a shortage in the fact that the world is out of oil, which being a non-renewable resource will be one day, but it was an incredible 130% increase in price by OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. This forced the petroleum market to head into a tailspin....   [tags: essays papers] 599 words
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Summary of the Simmons and Company Oil and Gas Macro Outlook - Summary of the Simmons and Company Oil and Gas Macro Outlook Oil Simmons estimates crude oil prices to average $24 WTI for 2000 and $21 WTI for 2001, with 1Q00 at $28, 2Q00 at $24, 3Q00 at $23 and 4Q00 at $21. For 2001, they see 1Q01 at $22, 2Q01 at $20, 3Q01 at $21 and 4Q01 stable at $21. Their thesis, relying on inventory-price dependence, is as follows. Crude oil stocks are at long-term lows, with OECD inventories approaching the 2,300 mmbbl range and US inventories well below 640 mmbbl. US motor gasoline as well as distillates inventories are at record lows, just below 200 and 100 mmbl, respectively....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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The Impact of the Oil Crisis on the American Economy - The Impact of the Oil Crisis on the American Economy With the current spike in oil prices, many American consumers have asked, 'what is going on?' In order to fully understand the current situation and how it is affecting the economy one must look at a variety of factors including: the history of oil crisis in the United States, causes of the current situation, and possible outcomes for the future. It is only after meticulous research in these topics that one is prepared to answer the question, 'what is the best possible solution to the oil crisis?' Although many critics have not yet labeled the current oil situation a 'crisis,' there is sufficient evidence that it is becoming more severe and is beginning to reflect oil crisis of the past....   [tags: Economics Oil Petroleum Energy Resources Essays]
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Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics] 515 words
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The Importance of Crude Oil - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Energy] 513 words
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Diesel Fuel Prices & Trucking Industry - The recent surge in the cost of heating oil, diesel fuel, and gasoline in the United States has had significant impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, but most importantly it has had quite a devastating affect on the trucking industry. This is important due to the fact that nearly “70% of U.S. communities rely solely on trucking for their supplies” (“ATA” 23). If the government continues it’s trend of non-intervention and refuses to place pressure on OPEC, the prices will continue to soar well over the two-dollar mark, and cause the trucking industry as a whole to shut down bringing the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 1760 words
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Analysis of the Impact of Oil Prices on the Global Economy - 1. Introduction The price of oil becomes the bone of contention recently. Oil price seems to be hitting new highs with the regularity of a metronome. It is a bad news for customers who have to pay more on it. More frightening still, this situation may get worse before it come back to normal. No one can exactly predict when the pendulum will soon swing back again since all uncertain factors existing. From the supply side of view, the OPEC is the main producer, being prepared to add or subtract production to balance demand....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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The War in Iraq Being an Oil Currency War - The War in Iraq Being an Oil Currency War Although completely unreported by the U.S. media and government, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking -- it is in large part an oil currency war. One of the core reasons for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves....   [tags: Oil American Currency War Gas Essays] 4130 words
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The Concept Of Power In Politics - The Meaning of Power The instrumental character of power is that of a “means to an end.” It includes the tools, resources, and abilities used to pursue goals. The meaning of power and its role in politics is understood first with a background of its dual nature. De jure refers to the theory of power. The concept of “absolute power,” considers tangible factors. When comparing nations’ power, money and gross national product are units of measure; the United States is more powerful than Mexico....   [tags: essays research papers] 747 words
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A Rival In Consumption: Petroleum - Land, labor, and capital collectively produce wealth and power among the nations throughout the world, establishing a hierarchy of resourceful nations that instigate trade to make them more superior than ever before. For a nation and their population to prosper among the hierarchy, willing entrepreneurs and workers need to collectively establish a goal and achieve it to its maximum potential and quality, whatever it may be. A nation’s common resources are often reflective of their wealth and economic status....   [tags: Oil Renewable Energy] 1383 words
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The Importance of Oil in Saudi Arabia - Crude oil is such an essential part of our modern lives that we can often take for granted that our supply of it will remain constant. Small, unstable countries often hold great amounts of this precious resource, along with the ability to cut our supply in a moment’s notice. Therefore, the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia caused a dramatic increase in the revenue of the country. Saudi Arabia’s newfound wealth was exploited to serve the political and economic needs of an opportunistic Islamic monarchy, while the concerns and rights of its subjects were consistently cast to the wayside....   [tags: oil, international relations]
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Offshore Drilling - America’s economy is heavily based on petroleum, as though it is the nation’s blood; a necessity for survival. Reacting to America’s support of Israel, Arab (OPEC) nations in the Middle East restrict oil exports to the U.S. As a result, a decrease in the oil supply caused gasoline prices to quadruple. As America attempted to promote alternative energy sources, oil companies expanded their search for offshore oil. Approximately 25% of oil produced in the U.S. comes from offshore rigs. Due to environmental concerns following an oil spill off the coast of California in 1969, an offshore drilling suspension was put in place....   [tags: Oil] 1502 words
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The 2011 Libyan Protests - Protesters at the University of Illinois, along with protesters from all over the nation, have gathered to demand justice be brought to the Libyan people. As of recent, chaos within the Libyan people has broken out in anger over government dictator Moammar al-Gadhafi. Gadhafi’s attempts to stop the riots have caused an energy crisis. This energy crisis is threatening the United States already damaged economy. The students on campus feel that Gadhafi should step down as President of Libya, but without U.S....   [tags: Government]
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Causes of Rising Global Oil Prices - Among the factors that often blamed the current price increases embrace the renewed geopolitical concerns in the Middle East, declining excess capacity in oil production, the production cuts agreed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the devaluation of U.S. dollar against other most important currencies, increased demand from rising countries and the noteworthy expansion in provisional dealings on oil futures market. Traders and speculators can earn from these changes in values through purchasing or selling Crude Oil CFD's (Kanter, 2008)....   [tags: Economics ]
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Oil and world Economy - Oil and world Economy Question: Examine the oil industry in relation to the world economy, utilising any economic theory / theories you think appropriate. One of the most important energy resources since human invested the machine is oil and its products. But as all resources scarce, oil is limited even more. Only few countries in the world have oil fields and produce oil for the rest. Therefore, in nowadays where factories, cars and oil-fired central heating increased significantly, oil has become a necessity for the society....   [tags: essays papers] 925 words
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The Impact of Oil on the 1900s - Oil has been changing American lives throughout the 1900s and continues to do so today. Oil is made in the rock cycle and then bubbles up in oil springs and wells, but most of it remains in pools underground. The oil companies drill it and sell it making huge profits. It was sold to consumers who used it for many things, such as gas lamps and now transportation. The rock cycle is the system the earth has to break down rocks and decompose plants and animals. The earth has been recycling organic materials for billions of years....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics ] 1241 words
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The Relationship Between Oil Prices and Economic Growth - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Economics ] 973 words
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The Importance of Crude Oil - From the middle of twentieth century, due to exceptional importance of the crude oil in the supply of the world's energy demands, it has become one of the major indicators of economic activities of the world. Even after the appearance of alternate forms of energy like solar power, water and wind, the importance of crude oil as the main source of energy still cannot be denied. This sharp increase in the world oil prices and the volatile exchange rates are generally regarded as the factors of discouraging economic growth....   [tags: Energy ] 1244 words
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History of Oil Exploration and Production - In 1940, the Italian government began oil exploration in Libya. Due to World War II, early exploration was interrupted and viable deposits for international use were not discovered until 1959. In 1955, Libya drafted a petroleum law, which allowed a structure for foreign oil companies to make exploration, development, and production decisions while giving the government the power to only be a tax collector (Waddams, 1980, as cited in St John, 2007, pp. 204). In 1962, Libya joined the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Causes of Rising Global Oil Prices - Causes of rising global oil prices The oil price volatility is a dominant factor in the global economy world. According to analysts, the war between the U.S. and Iraq had one of the reasons security of the oil business, linked to the influence of this source of energy in all production activities. Crude oil has always been an important element in diversifying portfolio. This benefit has increased further historical diversification in 2009 / 2010. With the U.S. Federal Reserve pumping more money into the system, the price of oil is likely to head higher which can provide improved performance by investors, in addition to reducing the volatility of the portfolio in 2011....   [tags: Government]
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America's Oil Problem - The United States is in a recession and depends on foreigners to fuel our country. Oil companies are taking advantage of the power they have over gas prices and the economy is at one of the lowest points in all of our history. It can be seen that the way things are going now that change needs to occur for America to get back on its feet. Drastic changes will need to happen if we are going to continue to enjoy living in a very advanced and prominent country. By developing proper offshore drilling techniques, and alternate energy, America could eliminate debt and lessen dependence on foreign oil....   [tags: American Economy, Oil Industry] 2225 words
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Oil Export for a Unified Caspian Oil Conglomerate - Oil Export for a Unified Caspian Oil Conglomerate Introduction Oil resources are the focal point of almost all international disputes in the present century as every country needs oil to power its electrical grids, run its automobiles, and operate its machinery. The vast majority of accessible oil lies in the extremely unstable Middle East, whose countries form most of OPEC and have a viable monopoly on oil production and pricing. The troubles caused by this situation thus come to no surprise as high demand and monopolistic supply give omnipotent control to the supplier....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Economic Future in the Year 2000 - The Economic Future in the Year 2000 The economy has performed exceptionally well for the past several years, combining rapid growth and very low unemployment with declining inflation. “Not only has the expansion achieved record length, but it has done so with far stronger growth than expected,” stated Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in his remarks to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition annual conference in Washington (Business Week, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Economic Outlook, March 6,2000)....   [tags: essays papers] 1685 words
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National Energy Plan - National Energy Plan ¡§The balance between energy consumption and the environment have always seemed at odds with one another. Is it possible that the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge could be opened to oil exploration without adverse effects to the environment. I believe it can.¡¨ Q.) What type of National Energy Policy do we have here. A.) Years of misguided federal and state environmental policies have raised the cost of production, failed to improve our nation's aging infrastructure, and dangerously increased America's dependence on unreliable foreign sources....   [tags: essays research papers] 1335 words
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