posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 03:18 PM
There is imo no objective reason to doubt the Saudi officials claims when it come s to their oil reserves.
some VERY prominent Saudi officials make some rather specific statements and Greenspan's comments on it:
"Greenspan said he found Naimi’s news “most interesting,” but during his luncheon speech the Fed chairman cautioned that in order for the
United States to sustain economic growth it must increase importation of natural gas products as a hedge against rising energy prices.
“(We need a) massive expansion of liquefied natural gas shipping terminals and (must) develop new offshore re-gasification technologies,” said
Greenspan, who also warned that the economic growth of China is driving up the global demand - and cost - for steel, coal, oil, and natural gas."
only five months later we have Greenspan saying that the world is not running out of oil....
"On Friday, Greenspan added his voice to the chorus, noting oil prices adjusted for inflation were still not as high as they were in the early 1980s
and that, no, the world is not "running out of oil."
The chairman concluded: "So far this year, the rise in the value of imported oil--essentially a tax on U.S. residents--has amounted to about
three-quarters of one percent of gross domestic product. The effects were far larger in the crises of the 1970s. But, obviously, the risk of more
serious negative consequences would intensify if oil prices were to move materially higher."
More material and links if you have any other or more doubts.