Abstract

This paper discusses the national energy problem as it affects the demand for and availability of crude oil. Forecasts of energy demands to 1990 have been made based on population trends and changing life styles in the USA. Projections of energy supplies show a rapidly increasing gap between supply of crude oil and demand for crude oil from the early 1970's through 1990. The need for imported crude oil to supply the forecast deficit is discussed. The political and economic implications of these imports are also discussed. The need for refineries, port facilities, tankers, and pipelines are presented. Finally, recommendations are made for actions to be taken to meet our energy needs.

Meeting Name

1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Session

Chemical Energy

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1974 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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