US military foresees huge oil shortage...

#1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/apr/11/peak-oil-production-supply

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.

The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.
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Future fuel supplies are of acute importance to the US army because it is believed to be the biggest single user of petrol in the world.
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The Joint Operating Environment report paints a bleak picture of what can happen on occasions when there is serious economic upheaval. "One should not forget that the Great Depression spawned a number of totalitarian regimes that sought economic prosperity for their nations by ruthless conquest," it points out.
 
#2
The price of petrol in the UK has very little to do with the price of oil.
Sounds like a load of bollocks designed to make people think an invasion of Iran is on the cards.
 
#4
Sounds like someone didn't find a story in time for their deadline. Who exactly is the "US military"?

No mention whatsoever of strategic reserve and why would the price of petrol in Britain be of concern of the price of oil in the US?

Thanks Sergey, This one made me chuckle a bit.
 
#6
KGB_resident said:
Ghost, the article in the Guardian refers to a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command.

http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2010/JOE_2010_o.pdf
While U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Joint Operating Environment (JOE) in no way constitutes U.S. government policy and must necessarily be speculative in nature, it seeks to provide the Joint Force an intellectual foundation upon which we will construct the concepts to guide our future force development. We will likely not call the future exactly right...
Author is trying to make this sound way more ominous than it actually is, is my point.
 
#7
How about invading an oil rich country which is not producing to its potential and encouraging the locals to pump a few more barrels to grease the cogs of the global economy? In return, we could give them democracy.








Did I hear someone murmur that one's already been tried?
 
#8
ghost_us said:
Author is trying to make this sound way more ominous than it actually is, is my point.
Bit like the war drum banging in 2002 regarding Iraq.
 
#9
whitecity said:
ghost_us said:
Author is trying to make this sound way more ominous than it actually is, is my point.
Bit like the war drum banging in 2002 regarding Iraq.
I would agree however this is the same bunch that gave this report too:

National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military's ability to fill its ranks.

In a report released Tuesday, the group says that 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too fat to join the military.
 
#10
ghost_us said:
whitecity said:
ghost_us said:
Author is trying to make this sound way more ominous than it actually is, is my point.
Bit like the war drum banging in 2002 regarding Iraq.
I would agree however this is the same bunch that gave this report too:

National security is threatened by the sharp rise in obesity rates for young people over the last 15 years, the group Mission: Readiness contends. Weight problems are now the leading medical reason that recruits are rejected, the group says, and thus jeopardize the military's ability to fill its ranks.

In a report released Tuesday, the group says that 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too fat to join the military.
I don't see how that last bit can't be credible?
 
#11
My daughter's idea - put all fat people on one of those mouse wheels. Connect it to a dynamo, free electricity, fat people lose weight, fat people eat less, US gets free electricity and spends less on food, cars use less fuel for fat people because they weight less thereby saving oil supplies, fat people can join the US army - a win-win situation. Ring Ring - hello Mr Obama, I have a great idea !!!!

And she got an A for Economics
 
#12
ghost_us said:
Sounds like someone didn't find a story in time for their deadline. Who exactly is the "US military"?

No mention whatsoever of strategic reserve and why would the price of petrol in Britain be of concern of the price of oil in the US?

Thanks Sergey, This one made me chuckle a bit.

As of August 31, 2009, the current inventory was 724 million barrels (115,100,000 m3). This equates to 34 days of oil at current daily US consumption levels of 21 million barrels a day.
So the US military could use ALL this oil then?

Ah oil not petrol so how much petrol could be made and how long to get it to the refineries and how many Americans -without oil/petrol would try to hijack the tankers?

Mad MAx or wot. :D
 

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