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The USGS World Energy Program

Fact Sheet 007-97

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Abstract

The world has recently experienced rapid change to market-driven economies and increasing reliance on petroleum supplies from areas of political instability. The interplay of unprecedented growth of the global population, increasing worldwide energy demand, and political instability in two major petroleum exporting regions (the former Soviet Union and the Middle East) requires that the United States maintains a current, reliable, objective assessment of the world's energy resources. The need is compounded by the environmental implications of rapid increases in coal use in the Far East and international pressure on consumption of fossil fuels.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The USGS World Energy Program
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
007-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Energy Resources Program
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2