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8 Alaska Deepwater US production. 8). It is doubted if the Alaska Natural Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) area, which is closed for environmental reasons after the drilling of one very confidential borehole, would make any material difference if opened. US oil imports already run at about US$130 billion a year and are set to rise unless the government can somehow introduce draconian policies to cut demand. Its gas supply is even more critical, as already discussed. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that this looming energy crisis will spell the end of the American dream and US global economic hegemony, even if the country goes down with all guns blazing.

It also has a critical role in agriculture, which provides food for the world’s population of 6 billion people. It is however a finite commodity, having been formed in the geological past, which means that it is subject to depletion. Given that it is of such great importance to the modern world, it is indeed surprising that more attention has not been given to determining the status of depletion. There are several possible explanations for this strange state of affairs. First, it is counter-intuitive.

The imminent war in Iraq has caused the price of oil to reach a high of US$40 a barrel. The growing scarcity of natural gas in North America has increased its price threefold over one year. These two factors have made it difficult to switch from natural gas to fuel oil in industry and power production. Should the war in Iraq destroy her oil infrastructure, the final energy crisis will have commenced by the time this book is in the reader’s hands. qxd 19/2/05 7:47 PM Page 29 2 The Assessment and Importance of Oil Depletion Colin J.

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