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Vol. III Issue. 6
Is India Prepared for $ 100/bbl Oil?
26 July 2006

“Assuming that oil prices touch $100/bbl mark and holding all the other factors constant, India’s oil import bill for six months will be around $40 billion, which will be close to 45 per cent of the total estimated $89 billion import bill for the six-month period…”

Brazil: Energy Independence through Ethanol


“However, future thinking is that if ethanol is to have a major influence on world fuel supplies, its primary source will not be corn or sugar cane, but the more abundant feedstocks, such as agricultural and forest residue, switchgrass, and woodchip…”

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