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Why does a country rich in oil reserves need to rely on atomic power plants?


3 posted on 12/24/2007 8:49:33 AM PST by OCMike
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To: OCMike

Iran may be rich in oil, but they have no refineries.

That doesn’t mean I buy Ahmanutjob’s claim that their nuclear plants are for peaceful purposes. We all know they’re for the bomb.


4 posted on 12/24/2007 9:34:18 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: OCMike

“Why does a country rich in oil reserves need to rely on atomic power plants?”

All consideration of nuclear weapons programs set aside, because it makes more sense to sell the oil to foreign customers at prices that are bound to go way above over 100$ a barrel than to burn it in old, inefficient oil-powered power plants just to get electricity. It’s like producing top-of-the-line Champagne. Would you rather drink your production, or sell it at high prices and drink something cheaper ?


5 posted on 12/25/2007 1:28:26 PM PST by Atlantic Friend (ave the answer, but I'm going to look.)
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