Vladimir Putin

Hopper, Wilbert H.

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The true petroleum era that began just 25 years ago. The universal importance of oil. The quest for alternative forms of energy. Nations competing for oil. The federal government's goal for self-sufficiency in oil. Warnings form the OPEC countries about shortages of oil. A review of the facts of the present situation. Canada as an importer of oil. The lack of long-term contracts and the instability of prices. Three related objectives of importing nationals. Meeting Canada's needs and associated problems. The urgent need for Canada to deal with the uncertainties of being an importer. Suggestions for what Canada can do.