沙特石油部长:美国的能源独立想法是幼稚的 Saudi Oil Minister:US Energy Independence is Naive

01 May, 2013

沙特阿拉伯石油部长欧那密表示,美国认为自己不必依靠中东石油,能实现石油独立的想法是幼稚的。
 
欧那密星期二在华盛顿演讲时表示,他欢迎美国提高石油和天然气产量,因为这对美国经济和世界石油供应是好事。
 
但是他说,能源独立的想法是幼稚并过于简单的,因为国际能源市场是相互关联的。
 
自从1973年中东地区实行石油禁运以来,包括奥巴马总统及前美国总统在内的很多美国人认为,美国必须停止依赖外国石油进口。他们说,能源自主对美国国家安全来说是至关重要的。

Saudi Arabian oil minister Ali al-Naimi says the United States is naive to think it could become independent from Middle East oil.

Al-Naimi told an audience in Washington Tuesday that he welcomes an increase in U.S. oil and gas production as good for the U.S. economy and world oil supplies.

But he said the idea of energy independence is naive and simplistic, because he said global energy markets are interconnected.

Since the 1973 Middle East oil embargo, many Americans, including President Barack Obama and his predecessors, have said the United States must stop depending on foreign oil. They say energy independence is crucial for U.S. national security.