The political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa does not pose a threat to our oil imports. This is a completely different situation to that in the early 1970s, when the Netherlands was almost totally dependent on Arabian oil. Our oil now comes from a broad range of countries: from Norway to Iran, from Russia to Nigeria (see Figure 1). The geographical spread of its oil suppliers makes the Netherlands less vulnerable for incidental disruptions in the oil supply from a specific country. The supply of oil from the Middle East and North Africa mainly comes from countries where there is presently no political unrest.