Post Carbon Fellow David Fridley was quoted in this article about Chinese interest in American oil.
From the article:
Eager to feed its growing energy appetite, China's worldwide buying binge for oil and other energy assets is spreading to North and South America.
"They have to get as much as they can from where ever they can," said David Fridley, a staff scientist at the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "Going to the Americas gives them a legal and political regime that ensures stability."
Much of China's energy and natural resource buys have been in unstable places -- Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa.
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