Accession Number : ADA330013
Title : Strategy After Oil in the Twenty First Century,
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Al Bitar, Omar
PDF Url : ADA330013
Report Date : 01 APR 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : When talking about energy, the basic question a person might ask, what is energy? One definition is, 'Doing work requires the capacity to do work, this capacity is called energy.' But, in economical terms, energy is 'The driving force, the universal factor, that enables people to convert natural resources to useful goods and services.' In fact, energy is the heartbeat of society and the means for their survival. Today, Oil and gas provide about 70 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. In order to manufacture goods and produce services, we require huge amounts of oil energy. In extreme cases, for example, it takes 10 million barrels of oil to build an aircraft carrier. To operate a battle group during its life cycle, it consumes approximately 64 million barrels of oil. Thus, to utilize many of the products, we need considerable amounts of this energy. Moreover, to dispose of them or to recycle them also requires additional amounts of energy.
Descriptors : *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *ENERGY, *OILS, *FUEL OIL, *OIL CONSUMPTION, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, STRATEGY, SOCIETIES, NATURAL RESOURCES, COSTS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION.
Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE