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Greene 20 (0:57)
Topic(s): Foreign Oil / Government
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made us more dependent is our oil production peaked in 1970 and has been
declining ever since. So in 1970, US oil production reached a peak level.
It's never regained that level; it's gradually decreased, sometimes
temporarily increased, but gradually decreased continuously. So our own ability
to supply oil has been going down. At the same time, our demand for petroleum
has been going up because of the growth in transportation, the growth in motor
vehicle use, the growth in aircraft, air travel and so on. So as our increasing
demand for mobility demands more and more oil, our ability to produce oil in
the United States has been going down. So that creates a growing gap, and that
increases our oil dependence.
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