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OIL POLICY

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ASSIGNMENT 

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The United States is the world's largest consumer of oil; we obtain our oil from many countries, but rely heavily on a few.  What should our petroleum policy be?

  • What portion of U.S. petroleum imports are derived from the country?
  • Is the country a member of OPEC?
  • Who runs the country?  Is this a "good" government?  Why or why not?
  • Is this country politically stable?  Why or why not?
  • What is our current policy toward this country?  Why?
  • What is the impact of oil production on this country? (environmental, economic, political)
  • Should we buy oil from this country?  If so, how much? (percentage)

The best way to start is to use the resource page I have created.  RESOURCES

For additional resources, go to a search engine such as Yahoo! or Google and type in key words such as your countries name and "petroleum" or "oil" or "environment".  This will give you a lot of information and topics to discuss, so at that point you can read a few articles and decide on a focus or how to present an overview.  Each person in the group should take on a task and bring their results to the group for discussion.

 

resources
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Nigeria

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  2

Saudi
Arabia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Venezuela

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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