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The EU’s problem has always been that member states were not ready to
transfer the decision-making power to the European Commission as far as
the administration of resources is concerned. Each EU member state has
followed different individual strategies. While Great Britain and Holland
have had large oil and gas production, France has been dependent on
47 World Energy Outlook 2008. Available on: <www.worldenergyoutlook.org/>
OPEC share of world crude oil reserves (2006). Available on:
© Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market nuclear energy and partially on LNG imports from Algeria. Italy and Spain
have had their own pipelines in North Africa, while Germany for a long time
subsidised its old coal industry in absurdum. From the choice of different
energy resources to bilateral relations, everything remained in the hands of
each individual state. The European Commission was just a “facilitator.” Big
competition for oil resources in a world with an expected rise in demand
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