U.S. Oil Policy Simulation

"Michael Bean"
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U.S. Oil Policy Simulation

Post by "Michael Bean" » Mon Dec 16, 2002 12:03 pm

We have just released the U.S. Oil Policy Simulation-- a free, public web simulation which examines
what it would take to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

You can try the simulation at:

The simulation is a cross between an analysis tool and a game. That is, the simulation is set-up as
a game, but its really a simple policy analysis tool.

The simulation attempts to provide a nonpartisan analysis that allows citizens to better understand
how the U.S. produces and consumes oil. Data used in the simulation was largely gathered from the
Energy Information Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Energy. Players can tailor a
wide range of Liberal and Conservative initiatives including opening part of the Artic National
Wildlife Refuge for oil development or mandating the sale of electric vehicles from car

The model used for the simulation can be downloaded at:

We would appreciate any insights from our colleagues in the SD community on the simulation.

Best regards, Michael
Forio Business Simulations

Michael Bean