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Future Shock: Contingency Plan for an Oil Crunch

By TCS Daily - October 19, 2001 12:00 AM

Editor's Note: As the United States continues its military campaign in Afghanistan and hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians escalate, tensions in the Middle East and Central Asia remains high.

All of the activity and uncertainty could affect the flow of oil from the region and place significant strains on the energy needs of United States and its allies.

Should a crisis develop or should an oil shock occur, the United States and its allies would be forced to consider short-term and long-term steps to address their energy needs.

Tom Hoffman is a Vice President with CONSOL Energy, a major coal producer and one of the largest energy companies in the United States. Hoffman recently spoke with radio talk show host Jerry Boyer about the availability and feasibility of technologies designed to convert coal into liquid energy so as to provide an alternative supply of energy should the need arise.

The interview can be heard by clicking on one of the links below. for RealPlayer for Windows Media Player


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