The Gulf Crisis illustrates the inevitable result of our insatiable demand for oil (meaning our ability to get in our private auto and go where ever we want when ever we want). We know little about the oil industry and how it operates though diligent digging through the internet provides some insight. This website is excellent.
We hear much about the potential of the oil sands of Canada as source for oil. Here’s some information on what is going on north of the border: