Category Archives: Chokepoints

U.S. House meeting on terrorist threats to energy security

[ Even though this hearing was over a decade ago, the issues are still the same.  Nothing has changed. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation, 2015, Springer] House 109-70. July 27, … Continue reading

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Oil Choke Points vulnerable to war, chaos, terrorism, piracy

Source: Ballout, D. 2013. Choke Points: Our energy access points. Oil Change. Million Barrels per day / 2009 world Oil Transit Chokepoints 15.5 / Strait of Hormuz, 20 to 25% of the world’s daily crude oil production 13.6 / Strait … Continue reading

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Domestic sources integral to U.S. energy security, but may be vulnerable By Elizabeth Bunn

Domestic sources integral to U.S. energy security, but may be vulnerable By Elizabeth Bunn U.S. Vulnerabilities The following facilities represent some the most important oil and petroleum infrastructure in the United States. The vulnerability of these systems depends on several … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities pose risks in top U.S. oil suppliers Elizabeth Bunn

Many of the countries the U.S. depends on for oil and petroleum products have corrupt governments at varying levels, crime problems and face civil unrest. Whether initiated by al-Quida in Iraq, militant groups in Nigeria or armed rebels along the … Continue reading

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