Wouldn't it be nice if you could somehow make President Bush and Vice
President Cheney aware of this---and get them to respond to it by
telling the people of the United States the truth.
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed May 22 14:11:43 2002
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> From: "Glenn Morton" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Middle East oil supply
> Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 06:24:23 -0700
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> There is a new report out by Simmons and Company which basically says that
> we will not be able to count on Middle Eastern oil supply in the future. The
> reason for this is demographic. The Middle East population is growing
> rapidly and will require the internal use of much oil and gas just to take
> care of their population. The report notes that just meeting water needs for
> 40 million people will require a huge jump in energy use. Today Saudi Arabia
> has slightly over 20 million people. Within a generation, that could easily
> double given their birth rates. (Osama had something like 50 siblings).
> Thus, the oil won't be so easily exportable from a political point of view,
> even assuming it is there. The Saudi Arabian fields average 45 years old
> with two of the largest over 54 years old. Those fields are showing signs of
> their age. Old fields don't produce rapidly.
> The report points out that Shaybah is the first large field Saudi has
> developed for years and it cost between $2.5 and $3.5 billion to develop.
> It will produce at peak production 500,000 barels/day. That is $5,500 per
> peak barrel. Other Middle eastern fields which await development will
> require anywhere from $7,500 to $11,400 per peak barrel. While the over all
> economics of the fields are great, the amount of oil per day for the world,
> the rate of flow is not great for that investment.
> The report is
> The Middle East: The Energy Solution Or The Energy Problem?
> For those who think we have a rosy energy future, take another think.
> see http://www.glenn.morton.btinternet.co.uk/dmd.htm
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