reading about Iran and its supposed need for atomic energy
Source: U.S. Congress, Joint Economic Committee
Iran's Oil and Gas Wealth (PDF; 154 KB)
From press release: "Iran’s immense oil and gas reserves undermine Iranian government claims that nuclear power is needed for energy production, according to a new report released by Joint Economic Committee Chairman Jim Saxton today. The report, Iran’s Oil and Gas Wealth, is an examination of Iranian oil and gas fields, related energy production, and oil exports. Iran has the second largest conventional oil reserves in the world, with 40 major producing oil fields, of which 27 are on-shore, and 13 off-shore. The report also notes that Iranian oil and gas reserves are significantly underdeveloped, resulting in an enormous energy output gap and a huge potential for peacefully supplying future Iranian energy needs."