School: BOSQUE SCHOOL
Area of Science: Enviromental, and Economical
Interim: Problem Definition:
Critics have always been skeptical of governments' drive to produce more and more oil, and their lack of concern for whether or not they will ever run out. The Earth does produce oil constantly, but it does not produce it at a fast enough rate to keep up with our drilling, and production demands. And because of such a low supply compared to the extremely high demand, the prices fluctuate, and rise to an extreme height. Since cars run on oil, and cars are the main form of transportation for most people; they just as soon stay at home rather than go out to eat, or to a movie, or things like that. This has effected businesses greatly, some for the better, and some for the worse. Our goal is to accurately model world oil problems. But more so than that, it is to try and demonstrate what is happening to the world's economy, and what is happening to the oil reserves.
There is no real solution to our problem. We can not fix the world's oil consumption problem, but we can try to find out what goes on in the world by modeling the its consumption and production information and sharing it with others.
Progress to Date:
So far we are understanding how to work the C++ compiler, and we are still creating a program to run our model. The research is going well but we need to find more reliable resources to help us find information to actually model our project.
We do not expect to fix the worlds oil problems. But we want a working program that will show oil consumption in the world. Of how much oil major countries either import, export, or save in reserves. To help raise awareness of current oil status.
Tanner Campbell and Boe Watters
The World Fact Book, Rank- Order- Oil Consumption.11/16/05 http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/rankorder/2174rank.html
Non- OPEC Fact Sheet . 11/18/05 http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/topworldtables1_2.html
USA Today, Debate brews: Has Oil Production Peaked?11/18/05 http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2005-10-16-oil-1a-cover-usat_x.htm
Nation Master.com, Stats> Energy> Oil imports> Net (per capita).11/18/05 http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/ene_oil_imp_net_cap
Oil Spills and Response. 11/18/05 http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/comrel/factfile/Factcards/Oil.html
Top Reader Blogs, Why no US oil refineries in 29 years?11/18/05 http://www.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/9/23/8420/99029
Sponsoring Teacher: Thomas Allen