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Middle East Oil Crises and Western Europe's Energy Supplies

Published 1962

by Harold Lubell

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An examination of the probable effects of a range of possible Middle East crises on the energy supplies of our Western European allies, who in recent years have obtained close to 70 percent of their oil from the Middle East. It is argued that "insurance" measures such as stockpiling coal and oil deserve more consideration by our allies than they have hitherto received. For the foreseeable future, however, the availability of American oil will remain the key to the situation.

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