Twilight in the Desert Topics for Discussion

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What evidence is presented to persuade you that Saudi Arabia's oil supply is running out? Is this evidence sufficient, or is the author overreacting?

What is the oil sword? Explain the circumstances leading to the 1973 drawing of the oil sword, and the effect it has on the United States and other countries.

Most of Saudi Arabia's giant and super-giant oilfields are aging. Discuss the most significant problems associated with aging oilfields, and the techniques used to battle these issues.

What is Saudi Arabia's "veil of secrecy?" Explain how it came about, and its impact on the global oil issue.

In recent years, natural gas production has become far more important to the people of Saudi Arabia than oil production. How and why did natural gas become so important to the kingdom? What is the outlook for future gas production, and how will this impact...

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