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Oil politics : a modern history of petroleum

Author: Francisco R Parra
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004.
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The environmental, the economic - and indeed the political - impact of the catastrophic 2010 blowout of BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico has highlighted the central part played by oil in the modern world. The fate of millions now depends on the ever-shifting value of petroleum and on the fortunes of the corporations that deliver it. The story of oil - how it came to play such a dominant role in the world economy, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parra, Francisco R.
Oil politics.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004
(DLC) 2004271160
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco R Parra
ISBN: 141758369X 9781417583690 1282528947 9781282528949 9780857715272 0857715275
OCLC Number: 58750832
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cornerstone concessions --
Big bang and the growth of the markets, 1950-1973 --
Fixing the crude oil price structure --
The growth of competition, 1950-1970 --
Enter OPEC: the early years 1960-1968 --
The Tehran and Tripoli agreements, 1971 --
The struggle for control, 1971-1973 --
Importers take heed, 1971-1973 --
The crisis of '73 --
The aftermath of '73 --
The crisis of '79 and the second oil price shock --
Backlash: prices and policies --
The development of non-OPEC oil supplies since 1970 --
OPEC at bay --
War in the gulf, 1990-1991 --
Oil's new world --
The politics of price and the price of diversity.
Responsibility: Francisco Parra.


Surveys the tumultuous history of the international petroleum industry, from its extraordinary growth between 1950 and 1979, presided over by the seven major oil companies, to the price revolution of  Read more...
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"Francisco Parra's long service in the oil industry and his rare intellectual capabilities make him an authority on this subject. [His] book is a must." Dr F J Chalabi, Executive Director, Centre for Read more...

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