Accession Number : AD0765461

Title :   Pacific Crude Oil Demands: An International Concern.

Descriptive Note : Individual research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ogden,Lawrence J.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Pacific Area as a whole has a great deficit in crude oil resources and, like much of the world, is heavily dependent upon the Middle East. In spite of the great growth of industrial bases and refining capabilities, with their commensurate increase in requirements, crude oil production has not increased significantly in 20 years. In fact, percentage wise--requirements versus production--the Pacific is far worse off, particularly the great industrial giant, Japan. Prospects are beginning to brighten in the area with surveys indicating potential major oil fields. One of the most promising areas involves conflict of interest between Japan and China. This is further compounded by Peking's admission to, and Taipei's expulsion from, the United Nations. The coping with these problems, technologically and diplomatically, is a challenge of international concern in the next decade. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MIDDLE EAST, POLITICAL SCIENCE), (*PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, MIDDLE EAST), CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION, JAPAN, CHINA

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE