energy starvation

Subject: Post Peak-Oil – Fate of Non-Petro States

Introduction
What happens to those countries who have no fossil fuels within their borders? What energy alternatives do they have? How long do these countries have to develop their alternatives?

Global Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels are irregularly distributed with no regard for political boundaries. Coal, oil, and natural gas are distributed within geological, not state boundaries. For example, the state of Minnesota has never produced oil but its western neighbor North Dakota is a major oil producer, due to the presence of the buried Williston Basin, a huge dirt-filled depression that slops over into South Dakota, Montana, and Canada but NOT Minnesota. The basin has trapped oil, natural gas, lignite, and coal; giving rise to industry and revenue in the area. Minnesota has had to… Continue reading