18.10.2013 - 40 years after embargo, OPEC is over a barrel
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries embargo against the U.S. and states that supported Israel after Egypt and Syria initiated simultaneous offensives against it on Yom Kippur in 1973. While itís not an anniversary that many will celebrate, itís a good opportunity to reflect on how much more secure our energy situation is, despite our continued heavy reliance on fossil fuels. Most commentators have focused, with good reason, on the Westís greatly enhanced ability to withstand similar shocks were they to occur today. Equally important, although generally overlooked, is the reality that OPEC has no incentive or real ability to inflict them on the world...............................................Full Article: Source
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