To many, oil markets and their linkages to a whole spectrum of events remain something of a mystery. Unfortunately, most of the easily obtained information on oil is deeply flawed. Whole web-conspiracy sites depict ruthless insiders and reckless dictators manipulating energy markets at will. The 30 essays in this volume, written by the leading experts in the field, attempt to set the record straight. While their assessments may lack the sensationalism of many popular pundits, serious readers will find their insights invaluable in the years to come in providing a framework for understanding many of the events of the day. The five sections: Politics of Oil Supply, Political Responses, Regional Dimensions, Country Case Studies and Key Issues for the Future give a comprehensive overview of the politics of oil world-wide.No price controls, no line-ups When many Americans over the age of 50 worry about Middle East producers playing havoc ... In August 2010, as Table 11.1 shows, the five most important exporters of oil to the USA, in order of importance, were Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and ... In short, when the government of one country tries Table 11.1 Top 15 Sources of US Oil Imports, August 137 Doanbsp;...
|Title||:||Handbook of Oil Politics|
|Author||:||Robert E. Looney|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-01-25|