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Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Politics of Oil and Gas


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Oil and the British Economy

Oil and the British Economy

1st Edition

Stephen Hall, Fred Atkinson
March 20, 2018

The impact of North Sea oil and gas on the British economy is examined thoroughly in this book. It explores why the early years of the 1980s, when oil production had risen to the level of self-sufficiency and beyond were years of recession and unemployment. The book compares the record of British...

OPEC Behaviour and World Oil Prices

OPEC Behaviour and World Oil Prices

1st Edition

James M. Griffin, David J. Teece
March 20, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1982, brings together economists, political scientists and industry experts to explain OPEC’s past achievements and future (in the early 1980s) prospects. The book opens with a clear, concise amd easy to follow treatment of the economics of exhaustible resources...

Prospects for the World Oil Industry

Prospects for the World Oil Industry

1st Edition

Tim Niblock, Richard Lawless
March 20, 2018

Written in 1985, at a time when the world oil industry was facing a difficult period of over-supply and falling prices, this book examines some of the most important strategic issues facing both the producers and consumers of oil and gas. A theme underlying al the papers is the need for...

The Second Great Crash

The Second Great Crash

1st Edition

Frances Cairncross, Hamish McRae
February 27, 2018

Using highly-readable, non-technical language, the authors, both professional economists, describe all the major global economic forces at work in the 1970s and forecast the kind of future which such forces are creating (and which has indeed been the case). Inflation and recession, an energy crisis...

OPEC: Twenty Years and Beyond

OPEC: Twenty Years and Beyond

1st Edition

Ragaei el Mallakh
February 27, 2018

Addressing the major issues arising from the power ascribed to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), this book reflects the bredth, expertise and multifaceted viewpoints of the contributors: members of OPEC itself, industry representatives, and scholars and energy...

Oil, Debt and Development: OPEC in the Third World

Oil, Debt and Development: OPEC in the Third World

1st Edition

Paul Hallwood, Stuart Sinclair
February 27, 2018

This book, originally published in 1981, discusses the various welfare effects – including ai, debt, trade and labour flows - of the rise in oil prices and revenues which took place in the 1970s. These complex effects and the negotiating stances of the developing countries are all examined an...

The United States and the Control of World Oil

The United States and the Control of World Oil

1st Edition

Edward H. Shaffer
February 27, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1983, analyses the extent to which American dominance in world affairs is based on the control of oil resources and the changes which will inevitably take place with the end of the oil era. The author concludes that the USA will be forced to take part in a...

The Oil Companies and the Arab World

The Oil Companies and the Arab World

1st Edition

Giacomo Luciani
February 27, 2018

For many years, vertical integration characterized the international oil industry, with the same company controlling the entire process from crude exploration and production to the retailing. This structure was radically transformed in the 1970s and this book, originally published in 1984, examines...

Oil In The World Economy

Oil In The World Economy

1st Edition

R. W. Ferrier, A. Fursenko
February 27, 2018

This book discusses the oil industry and its impact on the world economy in the twentieth century. It examines the importance of oil in different sectors, from 1900-1973 and stresses the relevance of oil as a factor in modern economic history not only in national terms but also within an...

The Economics and Politics of the United States Oil Industry, 1920-1990: Profits, Populism and Petroleum

The Economics and Politics of the United States Oil Industry, 1920-1990: Profits, Populism and Petroleum

1st Edition

Steve Isser
February 27, 2018

This book, originally published in 1996, traces the development of US government policy toward the oil industry during the 1920s and 1930s when the domestic syustem of production control was established. It then charts the deveopment and collapse of oil import controls, and the wild scramble for...

The Oil Industry and Government Strategy in the North Sea

The Oil Industry and Government Strategy in the North Sea

1st Edition

Oystein Noreng
February 27, 2018

Originally published in 1980, this book presents a comparative analysis of British and Norwegian oil policies, focusing on the interdependence and bargaining relationship between governments and oil companies, as well as the policy choices, concerns and constraints for the two governments. The...

Oil Imperialism: The International Struggle for Petroleum

Oil Imperialism: The International Struggle for Petroleum

1st Edition

Louis Fischer
February 27, 2018

The close dovetailing between the interests of oil trusts and the policies of diplomats was one of the most significant and absorbing political developments of 1910-1920. This book examines the growing importance of oil to Soviet Russia at the start of the twentieth century and the impact this had...

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