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2013-11-13 China-Japan-Koreas
China's Changing Oil Calculus
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-11-13 13:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [458 views ]  Top

#1  A major advantage of obtaining oil from Siberia and Central Asia is that it could travel to China overland--and thus beyond the reach of U.S. naval power.

..and the bulk of the Russian land forces which are farther west.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-11-13 17:59||   2013-11-13 17:59|| Front Page Top

#2 The real reason is to lower the dependence on oil from ME sources. The US interrupting China's oil would be basically an act of war. I think China is getting weary of dealing with the likes of Saudi Arabia and Iran. They are a bit.....psychotic?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-11-13 20:52||   2013-11-13 20:52|| Front Page Top

#3 But this should make the eco-nuts giddy as they can point to this as the reason to quit mining and shipping Powder River Basin coal to China through the Northwest and not need to build any coal terminals for the BNSF to deliver to. Won't stop them from creating a vast could of pollutants that will eventually drift our way, but it won't be U.S. coal that done it!
Posted by USN, Ret. 2013-11-13 23:32||   2013-11-13 23:32|| Front Page Top

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