Accession Number:

ADA024964

Title:

Should the U.S. Participate in the Development of Siberian Gas and Oil Deposits.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Should the U.S. Government and U.S. companies, alone or in cooperation with other countries such as Japan, participate in the development of Siberian natural gas and petroleum deposits in return for Soviet shipments of a portion of these resources to the U.S. The problems faced by the Soviet Union which led their leaders to seek western technology will be examined. The choices available to the U.S. involve the goal of attaining energy independence, military questions and the question of giving aid to possibly our foremost antagonist to develop vital energy resources. Although the U.S. cannot expect to become totally indepedent in its energy requirements by the next decade, the small percentage of energy they might receive from these projects in Siberia does not warrant the immense outlays of capital and technology that the U.S. would have to furnish. Information was garnered from a search of the literature on Siberian energy resources and informal interviews with employees of the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE