scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 837
With the headlines and the TV chatterers directing virtually 100 of their time and ours to endless discussions of the probable war against Iraq and the faithlessness of some of the US allies there seems to be no time for consideration of President Bushs comprehensive energy plan As all energy problems have international--indeed global--aspects the importance of getting this plan enacted increases daily We are all familiar with the OPEC cartel which controls oil production in the Middle East Venezuela Indonesia and some African countries In the past OPEC was able to manipulate and for a time control oil prices worldwide Saudi Arabia of course remains the worlds largest oil exporter and has 25 of the worlds known oil reserves a fact US foreign policy must always consider But OPEC now has a rival Russia has become the second-largest oil producer in the world Its production levels will continue to rise as more of its oil industry becomes privatized and thus more efficient and entrepreneurial It is clearly not in Americas best interests to have Russia cooperate with OPEC It was therefore gratifying to note that Russia increased its oil exports in 2001 while OPEC cut its production three times that year in an effort to raise world prices Last year a Harvard study concluded If Russia continues to implement a pro-market approach it can increase its share of the market and its influence on market trends But why should the US be dependent on the vagaries of foreign oil production With the crisis in Iraq and the increase in political tensions throughout the Middle East this question has become critical The main goal of President Bushs comprehensive energy plan is to reduce or eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels coal and oil which exist in vast quantities in those countries not always ready willing or able to supply us An integral part of the Presidents plan therefore is substantial funding for
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA