It looks as if the Arab "Berlin Wall" is crumbling right in front of our very own eyes. What it means for our hydrocarbon energy regime is impossible to predict. It could be that radicals take over and attempt to hold the world hostage to much pricier oil. Or, it could be that they pump all-out to satisfy popular demands for social goods and services, driving prices much lower. No one really knows.
What is crystal clear, however, is that we urgently need to create to our own renewable, locally produced, stable energy sources and finally become independent of the Arab "street", as well as the Arab "sheiks".