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Today’s world uses a wide range of directly distilled products, byproducts and oil derivatives to provide energy for everything from manufacturing to farming to cooking, cleaning, shopping, going to and from work, to entertainment and more. These comforts and normal requirements available in industrialized nations are provided by energy originally delivered as energy from the sun and today derived from energy stored in oil.
Use of America’s Alaskan reserve, known as ANWR, and undersea drilling, and pipelines stretching across long distances are needed to replace nearby empty oil fields and bridge civilization’s needs until new sources of renewable energy can be invented, discovered, and implemented.
Industrialized nations are in a precarious situation under OPEC’s control because they have failed to develop independent comprehensive long-term energy policies to insure adequate oil supplies at fair prices, coordinated short-term plans and policies to deal with OPEC, and coordinated long-term plans and policies to deal with OPEC. Development of alternative efficient, clean, abundant energy sources is proceeding but is frought with political road blocks.
The United States should immediately develop a national near-term and long-range oil source discovery policy. This policy needs a plan to invent alternative energy sources, initiate an end to passive acceptance of OPEC controls, and provide global coordinated global leadership to effectively deal with OPEC.
Leadership will be needed before the industrialized nations can organize to develop a policy.
Major industrialized nations should join together, develop a plan, and confront the oil producing nations that belong to the OPEC cartel as well as the non-OPEC oil producers to implement a high-level long-term policy and supply arrangement.
Reasonably priced, available oil supplies are essential to support today’s civilization and provide for evolution to more efficient forms of energy. Industrialized nations should establish an Organization of Oil Consuming Nations, OOCN.
Since the early 1970s the industrialized nations have competed against each other while groveling under OPEC on its terms. Industrialized nations continue to be terrorized by the OPEC cartel’s machinations, quasi-price fixing, and unenlightened management that has little understanding of productivity, progress or business.
The proposed OOCN organization should provide a unified front to negotiate with OPEC on its scale. OOCN should identify itself as OPEC’s biggest — and only — customer. Even if any nation, including China, chose to not join OOCN, it would not be a large enough customer to support the ravenous needs of the OPEC cartel. The OOCN would still operate on a large scale to buy oil commensurate with OPEC’s supply oligopoly.
OOCN would be mandated to build a coherent Long-term Global Energy Policy, make long-term supply and price agreements with OPEC. Importantly, OOCN would be empowered to deal separately with non-OPEC oil producing nations. OOCN could fracture the OPEC oligopoly into a multi-lateral market consisting of buyers and sellers — each needing to do rational deals.
A separate multinational coalition of energy consuming nations could elect to cooperate in an energy alternative program charged to coordinate oil, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, coal, nuclear, geothermal, wind and fuel cell sources with user demand, and develop efficient, abundant, long-term alternative energy sources.
Do you believe the following energy sources could provide adequate supplies of efficient, clean energy for all industrialized nations if allocated efficiently within each nation and region?
A combination of each