Pacific Crude Oil Demands: An International Concern.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Pacific Area as a whole has a great deficit in crude oil resources and, like much of the world, is heavily dependent upon the Middle East. In spite of the great growth of industrial bases and refining capabilities, with their commensurate increase in requirements, crude oil production has not increased significantly in 20 years. In fact, percentage wise--requirements versus production--the Pacific is far worse off, particularly the great industrial giant, Japan. Prospects are beginning to brighten in the area with surveys indicating potential major oil fields. One of the most promising areas involves conflict of interest between Japan and China. This is further compounded by Pekings admission to, and Taipeis expulsion from, the United Nations. The coping with these problems, technologically and diplomatically, is a challenge of international concern in the next decade. Author
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