Full Title: Alleviating U.S. Dependence on OPEC

Author(s): Jason Ahdoot Charity Morsey David Vela

Publisher(s): Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

Publication Date: 4/2011



This paper will provide an overview of the current status of U.S. –OPEC relations, followed by an analysis of options and alternatives. In formulating a successful policy, we have taken into consideration the various criteria and obstacles that are inherent in the dilemma. We recommend a three-pronged approach, including conservation incentives, increasing domestic oil production, and increasing petroleum imports from Mexico.