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Oil in Southwest Asia. Clip Question – Explain the phrase “Oil makes the world go ‘round.”. As we learn about Oil in Southwest Asia, students will complete a concept web. Why is oil/petroleum a strategic commodity?. Oil in Southwest Asia. What is a strategic commodity?.

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Oil in southwest asia

Oil in

Southwest

Asia


Oil in southwest asia

Clip Question – Explain the phrase “Oil makes the world go ‘round.”


As we learn about oil in southwest asia students will complete a concept web

As we learn about Oil in Southwest Asia, students will complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

Oil in Southwest Asia


What is a strategic commodity

What is a strategic commodity?

  • Open your textbook to page 529 for the definition to strategic commodity.

  • Turn to page 517 and read Control of Oil Fields for an example to match the definition of strategic commodity.

  • Add the definition and example to your concept map.

Fighting in the Persian Gulf War – Kuwait,

notice the burning oil fields in the background.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map

Add both written and visual information to your concept map.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?


Persian gulf war 1991

Persian Gulf War – 1991

  • Clip Questions

  • Describe the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait?

  • Why did Iraq invade Kuwait? (add this one to your concept map)

Iraq

Iran

Saudi

Arabia

Kuwait


Top oil producing countries oil reserves 2007

Top Oil Producing Countries – Oil Reserves (2007)


Oil consumption

Oil Consumption


Why is oil important economically in southwest asia

Why is oil important economically in Southwest Asia?

  • On page 505 read Oil Dominates the Economy and page 530 Using Oil Wealth to Diversify to answer this question.

  • Think about who needs oil and who has the oil.

  • Add information to your concept map.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map1

Add both written and visual information to your concept map.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map2

Add both written and visual information to your concept map.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.


Who is opec

Who is OPEC?

  • Task

  • Read p. 505, where it says Oil Dominates the Economy

  • Answer the following questions and add them to your concept map/web.

    Who is OPEC?

    What does OPEC do?


Oil producing countries

Oil Producing Countries

OPEC = Blue Countries


Add both written and visual information to your concept map3

Add both written and visual information to your concept map.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important, people

will go to war to get a

steady supply.

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Why are chokepoints

important in this region?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.

Organization …

Suez Canal …

Strait of Hormuz …


Chokepoints narrow passages on land or water that are important economically and politically

Chokepoints – Narrow passages on land or water that are important economically and politically.

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch5en/conc5en/ch5c1en.html


Which chokepoint has more oil being transported for global trade

Which chokepoint has more oil being transported for global trade?


Oil in southwest asia

1. What would happen to oil consuming

countries if these chokepoints were

closed? (Think about the USA)

2. What would happen to oil producing

countries if these chokepoints were

closed? (Think about Saudi Arabia/Kuwait)


Add both written and visual information to your concept map4

Add both written and visual information to your concept map.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important, people

will go to war to get a

steady supply.

Demand for oil can lead to?

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Why are chokepoints

important in this region?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.

Organization …

Suez Canal …

Strait of Hormuz …


Demand for oil can lead to

Demand for oil can lead to ?

  • Positive – Economic growth for oil producing developing countries.

  • Negative – Imported oil can cause inflation in consumer countries (prices go up).

If prices continue to go up, consumer

countries develop alternative fuels/energy.

www.eere.energy.gov


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