Middle East Economic Survey


No 7



US Government Backpedals On Call For Reduction In Middle East Oil Imports

Reiterating the Bush administrations new focus on energy research into biofuels, wind, solar and clean coal technologies, Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell on 8 February stressed that the US needed to increase the diversity of its energy supplies. Asked to comment on President George W Bushs call for the US to lessen its reliance on Middle East oil...