The Armed Forces Journal recently carried a quotation: "...Make no mistake, the nation is in a critical oil situation. The government has been guilty of half-hearted action in its dealings with the petroleum problem. Petroleum is the most critical logistic matter in our entire security..." The interesting thing that the Journal brings out is that these words were written 26 years ago, and, it was felt, were largely ignored by policymakers and the public who continued to live in apathy in regard to the energy problem. This paper discusses actions which can be taken to deal with the petroleum problem, and points out that, in the final analysis, it is independence on a great variety of natural resources that will lead to world stability, rather than national independence relying on a nation's gifts in cheap, convenient natural resources.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of 24 papers contained in the April 1975 issue of the ASNE Journal available at $5.00 from ASNE. Reprints of single articles $1.50 for members and $2.00 for non-members.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Petzrick, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00084531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM