martes, 26 de mayo de 2009

North Korea and Iran work together and might provoke the III World War

North Korea and Iran work together. On Thursday May 21, 2009 Iran announced the test of a new missile able of to reach Israel and the South of Europe. Three days after, on Sunday May 24, 2009 North Korea made it second nuclear test, detonating a powerful bomb in its territory.
This is not the first time that this situation occurs. On February 3, 2009 something similar happened. In that opportunity, North Korea announced that would deploy in orbit it first satellite. The same day February 3, Iran launched with success it first self-constructed satellite.
The technology for building a satellite is more complex than the technology for made a ballistic missile. This means that Iran and North Korea are already able of to reach objectives in the continental territory of the United States and Europe.
Iran and North Korea seems to be disposed to continue their nuclear programs and the construction of an important ballistic missile capacity.
If these countries develop the technology for setting nuclear heads on their missiles, the world peace will be in true peril. The technological advances gotten by Iran and North Korea until now let predict that these countries will obtain that capacity very soon.
The great problem is that those countries receive the technological and military help of the other two superpowers, Russia and China. China gave it help to North Korea and Russia to Iran. This reveals that there is not sincerity in the public positions of these countries. Because by a side they talk about peace and non proliferation of nuclear weapons but by the other side they give technological nuclear help to other countries as North Korea and Iran. For that reason the Security Council of the United Nations can not getting a more strong position in the theme.

miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009

Oil price might surpass $ 500 for the year 2012

The oil price might surpass the barrier of $ 500 for the year 2012. For that year the United Kingdom reserves of the North Sea will be in it final stage.
This fact will cause a revolution in the world energy and will show the weakness of our natural resources.
The appreciation on the oil price has a base: the historical behavior of the prices. For example, for the year 1970 the oil price was of hardly more of $ 1 per barrel, but ten years after, in the year 1980, the oil price reached the figure of $ 40. This represented an augment of more of 3,000 per cent in a period of ten years. The prices experimented a sustained trend to the increase in those ten years, but an event, the Sha of Iran fall in the year 1979, accelerated the crisis and the oil price reached in 1980 it major level in the history until then.
If we consider the year 2002 ---after September 11 2002--- as the year of minor prices of the oil ---$ 16 per barrel in December of that year--- and we consider a growth of 3,000 percent for the year 2012, the estimation of a price of $500 has a real sense. Remember that a similar phenomenon already happened between the years 1970 and 1980 as was explained in the previous paragraph.
Nobody can predict the future with precision but the lessons of the history are a true source of knowledgment. The history teaches us that a great jump might occur in the oil price if a fact sufficiently important happens in the market. The figures of the world oil reserves demonstrate that is in the North Sea the place where the oil will finish first. The most important oil companies of the world are aware of this fact, some governments too but they do not recognize it in public form.
A jump in the oil prices of the magnitude considered would cause a real economic crisis with severe implications in the goods and services production worldwide.
The book A Statistical Yearbook 2008, Running Out: How Global Shortages Change the Economic Paradigm, (Algora Publishing, New York, 2008) presents a complete vision of the natural resources situation and especially of the petroleum.