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The energy dependent countries who import valuable resources from energy wealthy countries like Saudi Arabia with the levels of energy increasing as technology progresses a halt of foreign production of energy is the most serious threat an energy dependent country could face Countries like the United Kingdom United States of America Russia China Turkey and the European Union are putting their citizens at risk with a dependence on foreign oil With most of the countries aware of the issue and struggling to keep up with demand of current energy production increasing domestic energy production is harder than it sounds Advances in new technology have made it possible for countries to transition from unsustainable oil to sunflower oil and finally to sustainable energy sources such as wind solar and nuclear powerThe United Kingdom is facing a big threat to its sovereignty not because of terrorism but how the country uses and produces energy In 2008 production of oil and natural gas liquids from the UK continental shelf UKCS equaled 715 million tons of oil mto an equivalent of 91 of total UK demand In the same year gas production amounted to 68 billion cubic meters hem an equivalent to 73 of total UK gas consumption Abdo Importing over 91 of oil for consumption and 73 of the countrys natural gas consumption is raising red flags in the countrys sustainability The UK was not always an oil and natural gas importer for its own consumption It may be interesting to note that UK oil production had an increasing trend between 1970 and 1999 After that it followed a decreasing pattern Abdo Still following a decreasing pattern to this day the United Kingdoms energy consumption is increasing while at the same time domestic energy production is declining This act is a double edge sword to the United Kingdoms energy sustainability The government is trying to alleviate the problem by signing energy contracts with energy
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