Crude Strategy

Rethinking the US Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Author: Charles L. Glaser,Rosemary A. Kelanic

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626163359

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Policymakers and scholars have long assumed the US must maintain a military presence in the Middle East to protect access to Persian Gulf oil. Charles L. Glaser and Rosemary A. Kelanic reconsider this policy based on analyses from a multidisciplinary team of political scientists, historians, and economists. The contributors explore topics that factor in critical changes taking place in oil markets, energy technology, and US defense budgets; potential economic costs of disruptions in oil supply; and possible policy options moving forward.

Crude Oil

Uncertainty about Future Oil Supply Makes it Important to Develop a Strategy for Addressing a Peak and Decline in Oil Production

Author: Jim Wells

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422315767


Page: 76

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The U.S. economy depends heavily on oil, particularly in the transportation sector. World oil production has been running at near capacity to meet demand, pushing prices upward. Concerns about meeting increasing demand with finite resources have renewed interest in an old question: How long can the oil supply expand before reaching a maximum level of production -- a peak -- from which it can only decline? The author: (1) examined when oil production could peak; (2) assessed the potential for transportation technologies to mitigate the consequences of a peak in oil production; & (3) examined fed. agency efforts that could reduce uncertainty about the timing of a peak or mitigate the consequences. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

The Case For Restraint

Author: A. Trevor Thrall,Benjamin H. Friedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351620037

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5829

This book challenges the dominant strategic culture and makes the case for restraint in US grand strategy in the 21st century. Grand strategy, meaning a state’s theory about how it can achieve national security for itself, is elusive. That is particularly true in the United States, where the division of federal power and the lack of direct security threats limit consensus about how to manage danger. This book seeks to spur more vigorous debate on US grand strategy. To do so, the first half of the volume assembles the most recent academic critiques of primacy, the dominant strategic perspective in the United States today. The contributors challenge the notion that US national security requires a massive military, huge defense spending, and frequent military intervention around the world. The second half of the volume makes the positive case for a more restrained foreign policy by excavating the historical roots of restraint in the United States and illustrating how restraint might work in practice in the Middle East and elsewhere. The volume concludes with assessments of the political viability of foreign policy restraint in the United States today. This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, grand strategy, national security, and International Relations in general.

Strategic Positioning in the Oil Industry

Trends and Options

Author: Paul Stevens

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860643620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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Major oil companies that once controlled the world's oil resources, refineries and distribution systems are now having to share the market with national oil companies, independent producers and local distributors, while developing nations are extending ever more attractive terms for exploration, development and production. The end result is an increase in the overall world oil supply and an intensification of competition in the industry. Such challenges force oil producers to search for new technologies in order to remain competitive whether a producer from the latest technologies is able to dispose of its oil in the international market, or profit from the oil price fluctuations in the commodity market. This new study considers strategic positioning and the options available to countries and companies alike in terms of their upstream and downstream industries.

China's New Oil Development Strategy Taking Shape

Author: John Wong,Chee Kong Wong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810236403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 43

View: 1796

Prepared by the East Asian Institute, NUS, which promotes research on East Asian developments particularly the political, economic and social development of contemporary China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), this series of research reports is intended for policy makers and readers who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in China.

Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

Author: Mike M. Mochizuki,Deepa M. Ollapally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317194586

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 9526

Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets and growing options on renewables suggest more relaxed energy outlooks. This book focuses on Asia, where global demand for energy is now concentrated in the aspiring and rising powers of the region: China, India, Japan and South Korea, and also recognises the importance of Russia as a growing energy supplier. Contributions by experts in the field provide detailed and parallel case studies. Shedding light on the ongoing debate in the literature regarding energy outlooks of major Asian states, they analyse whether energy policies are expected to evolve along market oriented cooperative lines or more competitive and even destructive mercantile, nationalist lines. The book argues that states are not unitary actors even in the key energy security arena and there are competing and contrasting viewpoints in Asian states on energy security. It suggests that domestic debates structure thinking on energy security, making energy policy more contingent than assumed by purely market or geopolitical logics. Providing a strong contribution to comparative energy security studies, the book fills an important gap in the literature on energy and national security and offers a basis for conducting further inter-state, interactive analysis. It will be of interest to researchers on Asian Studies, energy politics and international relations.

Problems with Distribution of Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, May 10, 1984

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Petroleum

Page: 169

View: 1557


Comprehensive National Energy Strategy

National Energy Policy Plan : Pursuant to Section 801 of the Department of Energy Organization Act

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756706388

Category: Science

Page: 63

View: 3819


Strategy and Structure

Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 6118

Investigates the changing strategy and structure of the large industrial enterprise in the United States