The New Global Oil Market: Understanding Energy Issues in the World Economy

Overview

In the emerging post-Cold War new world order, the economics and politics of the oil industry will be quite different. New approaches and mechanisms are under way to deal with new challenges and old difficulties, such as environmental imperatives and the uncertainty of prices and availability. This edited volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of changing oil markets through informative discussions on global oil reserves, production and consumption trends, futures markets, refining, the political...

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Overview

In the emerging post-Cold War new world order, the economics and politics of the oil industry will be quite different. New approaches and mechanisms are under way to deal with new challenges and old difficulties, such as environmental imperatives and the uncertainty of prices and availability. This edited volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of changing oil markets through informative discussions on global oil reserves, production and consumption trends, futures markets, refining, the political economy, and global environmental concerns. A very useful tool for researchers, scholars, and businesspeople in energy and environmental policy economics, political economics, economics of natural resources, and regional economics.

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A comprehensive volume on global oil markets. Part I provides a discussion of global oil reserves, production, and consumption trends, as well as current developments in the areas of oil pricing, futures markets, oil marketing, and refining. Part II deals with the political economy of global oil markets. Global environmental concerns are dealt with in Part III, including a discussion of alternative sources of energy and their impact on the environment. Finally, Part IV addresses issues related to energy and national security as well as public policy choices available domestically and internationally. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275945831
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

SIAMACK SHOJAI is Chair of the Finance and Economics Department at Manahattan College.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figure
Preface
Introduction
1 Global Oil Reserves 3
2 Global Oil Production 15
3 The Changing Determinants of Global Energy Consumption 27
4 Oil Pricing 41
5 Spot, Options, and Futures Oil Markets 51
6 Marketing of Oil in the United States 61
7 Refined Product Prices 71
8 OPEC: Past, Present, and Future 85
9 The International Energy Agency 97
10 Oil Markets in Crisis: Major Oil Supply Disruptions Since 1973 103
11 Energy Use and Efficiency in the G-7 Countries 117
12 Oil and the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries 127
13 The Sociopolitical Impact of the Oil Industry in Oil Exporting Countries 139
14 Sources of Energy and the Environment 147
15 Environmental Imperatives and Renewable Sources of Energy 159
16 Global Oil Spills, the Environment, and Oil Pollution Legislation in the United States 173
17 The Impact of Environmental Controls on Petroleum Exploration, Development, and Extraction 183
18 Corn-Derived Ethanol as a Liquid Fuel 195
19 Oil and National Security: An Assessment of Externalities and Policies 203
20 Oil as a Strategic Commodity 217
21 Petroleum and National Security 225
22 Sources of Information on the Oil Industry 239
Index 253
About the Editor and Contributors 259
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