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Oil Trade : Politics and Prospects - J. E. Hartshorn

Oil Trade

Politics and Prospects

Hardcover Published: 27th August 1993
ISBN: 9780521331432
Number Of Pages: 324

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After a century of exponential growth, the international oil industry suddenly slowed down in the 1970s, faltered during the 1980s, and by 1991 was just about back to its 1979 level. That break in trend of its dominance in world energy became clear in 'the OPEC decade' from 1973 onwards, gaining a surge of riches for oil-exporting countries. This book is a descriptive analysis of current influences in the world oil trade. It is concerned with a central unchanged paradox of the industry - its preoccupation with maximising the production of high-cost rather than low-cost oil. It follows the rise and decline of OPEC monopoly power in the crude market, and shows how growth in the international oil business has almost ceased since the late seventies, exploring the reasons behind this slow-down. The author has had twenty-five years of practical experience in petroleum economics.

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List of figures
List of tables
List of tabular boxes
Preface
List of abbreviations
Pause or plateau?p. 1
A discontinuity in tradep. 31
Cost: concepts and comparisonsp. 50
Ambitions of autarky?p. 76
Still the prime moverp. 93
An industry restructuredp. 114
Governments in the oil businessp. 138
The Opec performancep. 169
A confusion of pricesp. 195
Perspectives of supplyp. 225
A contrast of expectationsp. 252
A sustainable paradox?p. 272
Appendix 1 What are oil reserves?p. 288
Appendix 2 A note on energy and oil statisticsp. 292
Bibliographyp. 294
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780521331432
ISBN-10: 0521331439
Series: Cambridge Studies in Energy & the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 27th August 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.03  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.59

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