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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:33 PM
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Is There Oil In Europe? Where Does Israel Get Its Oil?
It all about oil, right?

Does any european country have a significant oil industry other than the North Sea?

And while I'm wondering about oil, how on earth does Israel get any? I don't think they have any oil fields of their own do they? Somehow it doesn't sound likely that any of the middle-east oil countries have taken Israel under their wing to supply her needs.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:35 PM
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1. Unfortunately the mid eastern countries do not stick together
They could bring Sharon to the real peace table in a New York Second
if they forced him to it
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:43 PM
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6. Yeah, then maybe he'd do something like disbanding settlements...
Oh, wait.

He is doing that.

Wow, guess he's been at the peace table all along, huh?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:45 PM
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7. Yeah, that'd be nice.
Because they've got such a lovely record of never bothering Israel.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:39 PM
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2. the European industrial revolution was fueled by coal
of which Europe has in abundance
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:48 PM
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9. European industry now runs on oil,
like most of the industries in the world, because it's more energy-dense (more efficient to use) than oil.

Oil can be made from coal but that won't make the oil any cheaper.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:48 PM
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10. How About The Cars?
They had a lot of pitchblend in Belgum too, but you can't run all those Mercedes and Porches on nuclear power either. Just curious.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:20 PM
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12. by that time, Europeans had re-discovered imperialism
and figured out how to get oil from their colonies
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ewoden Donating Member (634 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:41 PM
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3. This might help

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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:41 PM
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4. I would think that Isreal worrys more about water than oil
any one else know for sure?
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:43 PM
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5. Egypt of all places
Israel gave up oil fields for a peace treaty. In return, Egypt agreed to sell Israel about 1/4 of her imports. Russia is now a major supplier.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:49 PM
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11. Ahhhh! That Makes Sense.
Thanks.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:45 PM
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8. European oil fields are past production peak,
meaning their production rate will drop and continue to drop.

Yes it's all about oil (or more generally: resources). Resources * labor = wealth.

There are no significant oil fields outside the North Sea that i know of.

I'm not sure about Israel, but i'd guess that where there's international oil trade, anyone with lots of money can buy oil. Also i seriously would not put is past the oil Sheiks to sell to anyone who can pay.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:21 PM
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13. Isn't there oil in Romania?
nt
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:06 PM
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14. I'll supply some old info
In World War II the Germans got their main supply of oil from Rumania.

They also used lesser oilfields in Hungary and even lesser in Austria.

Don't know if that info means anything in 2005.

The Germans last major offensive of the war, which came after the Battle of the Bulge was in Hungary and it was an attempt to retain the Hungarian oilfields which were vital to them keeping the war effort going.

This was just a few months before the war ended.
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:38 PM
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15. Oil reserves by country from DOE website
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:03 PM
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16. Oil from Norway and the UK
coal from South Africa and Columbia. I think they are self sufficient in natural gas.
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