There has been a number of studies that project the increase in oil demand in the next 20, 30, 50 years. It is not a partisan issue but simple geology. Whether Al Gore or the Republican Party promotes the studies, all agree that the global demand for energy resources will increase. Ever wonder what the plan is to accommodate the projected increase? This is a chart published by the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in 2001 to answer that question.
The images below are taken from the CSIS publication: Anthony H. Cordesman, Geopolitcs and Energy in the Middle East. Washington, DC: CSIS, January 2001.
Notice the “expected” increase in Iraq, which was still being sanctioned at the time of the publication.