Oljan får hjulen att snurra i alla världsekonomier. Det är fullt möjligt att framtvinga en ekonomisk kollaps genom att höja priset på olja och få hjulen att stanna.
Eftersom detta är möjligt så kommer OPEC förr eller senare att åstadkomma denna kollaps. Hur det kommer att gå till får vi se.
Här lite historieundervisning om Ottomanska rikets fall och oljan:
The Bombing of Romanian Oil Fields in WWII
EU:s beredskap för undantagstillstånd när det gäller oljetillgången
EU kräver att varje medlemsstat har en oljereserv som motsvarar 90 dagars intern konsumtion. Finland som har häften så stor befolkning som Sverige har ända nästan 5 gånger större oljereserv än Sverige. Finland har en reserv för 310 dagar och Sverige en reserv för 44 dagar
Global strategic petroleum reserves
Sweden Crude Oil Consumption by Year
In the European Union, according to Council Directive 68/414/EEC of 20 December 1968, all 28 member states are required to have a strategic petroleum reserve within the territory of the E.U. equal to at least 90 days of average domestic consumption.
The Czech Republic has a four-tank SPR facility in Nelahozeves run by the company CR Mero. The Czech SPR is equal to 100 days of consumption or 20,300,000 barrels (3,230,000 m3).
Denmark has a reserve equal to 81 days of consumption (about 1.4 million tonnes). Not counting reserves held by the military defence.
Finland has an SPR with an approximate size of 62,400,000 barrels (9,920,000 m3).
France has an SPR with an approximate size of 65,000,000 barrels (10,300,000 m3). As of 2000, jet fuel stocks for at least 55 days of consumption were required, with half of those stocks controlled by the Société Anonyme de Gestion des Stocks de Sécurité (SAGESS) and the other half controlled by producers.
Germany created the Federal Oil Reserve in 1970, located in the Etzel salt caverns near Wilhelmshaven in northern Germany, with an initial size of 70 million barrels (11,000,000 m3). The current German Federal Oil Reserve and the Erdölbevorratungsverband (EBV) (the German stockholding company) mandates that refiners must keep 90 days of stock on hand, giving Germany an approximate reserve size of 250,000,000 barrels (40,000,000 m3) as of 1997. The German SPR is the largest in Europe.
Hungary has an SPR equal to approximately 90 days of consumption or 11,880,000 barrels (1,889,000 m3).
Ireland has approximately 31 days of oil stocks in Ireland and another nine days of oil stocks held in other EU members states. Additionally, it has stock tickets (contracts with a third party whereby the government has the option of purchasing oil in the event of an emergency) and stocks held by large industry or large consumers. In total, Ireland has approximately 100 days’ worth of oil at its disposal.
The Netherlands maintains a stockpile equal to 90 days of net oil imports. In 2013, this was about four million tonnes of oil.
Poland has an SPR equal to approximately 70 days of consumption. Another facility holding 20 days of consumption was completed in 2008. Poland also requires oil companies to maintain reserves sufficient to provide 73 days of consumption.
Portugal has an SPR with an approximate size of 22,440,000 barrels (3,568,000 m3).
Slovakia has an SPR with an approximate size of 748,000 barrels (118,900 m3).
Spain has an SPR with an approximate size of 120,000,000 barrels (19,000,000 m3).
Sweden has an SPR with an approximate size of 13,290,000 barrels (2,113,000 m3).
The United Kingdom recently drew up plans to create its own strategic fuel reserves.