Oil demand

10/11/1999
Oil is the fuel of choice, in part, because the alternatives are unacceptable. Burning more coal would increase air pollution of smog-choked cities to hazardous levels, and since nuclear power plants also produce huge amounts of weapon-grade plutonium, nuclear power is a political nightmare. Oil use will continue to increase as people of the world strive to achieve the lifestyle of the personification of the American Dream. Developing Third World nations will need more oil than ever to power their transformation from simple lifestyle to consumer powerhouses. All over the world, millions are starting to live "the American dream" and every improvement relies on oil. Without it, the improvem...
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