Strong polical pressure to expand oshore oil drilling

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Unformatted text preview: il, the US is more reliant on con;nued oil supply than any other na;on in the world Study this graph with your neighbor. What might be a problem indicated by this graph? Peak Oil Several oil- producing na;ons, such as the US, seem to have already surpassed peak crude oil produc;on. In 2000, the United States consumed an average of 19.5 million barrels of oil every day. Oil consump;on is expected to rise to 25.8 million bpd by 2020 We currently import about half our oil, that amount is expected to increase How can we reduce our dependence on foreign oil? One sugges;on: Increase our own oil p...
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