Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence through Fuel Choice
"A small masterpiece -- right on the money both strategically and technically, witty, far-sighted,
and barbeques a number of sacred cows. Absolutely do not miss this."
R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director
"The book is going to become the Bible for everyone who is serious about energy and national security."
Robert C. McFarlane, Former U.S. National Security Advisor
Throughout history the pursuit of strategic commodities has governed world affairs. Centuries ago salt enjoyed a monopoly
over food preservation, and securing access to the white mineral shaped the great empiresí international behavior. Today,
it is oil that monopolizes our transportation system giving those who control it inordinate power on the world stage.
Breaking the oil cartel and oilís monopoly over transportation fuel is the only way to bring about energy independence,
insulate our economy against future oil shocks and win the war on radical Islam, argue two of Americaís leading energy
security advocates Gal Luft and Anne Korin in Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice. Energy
independence is not about the amount of oil we use or import; itís about turning oil from a strategic commodity second to
none to just another commodity. In an unvarnished and lucid manner Luft and Korin chart a realistic way to do so while
addressing the barriers on the road.