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Oil Politics A Modern History of Petroleum

ISBN-10: 1848851294

ISBN-13: 9781848851290

Edition: 2010

Authors: Francisco Parra

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The fate of millions depends on the tiniest shift in the value of oil. Each time the price soars or dives, it creates a new set of winners or losers on the global stage. High oil prices enabled Iran to build regional hegemony in the Middle East, and then brought about a domestic political crisis when they fell. The story of oil - how it came to play such a dominant role in the world economy, who controls its extraction, pricing and supply, is essential to an understanding of contemporary world politics. In this acclaimed book, Francisco Parra draw on his long experience in the industry, including as advisor to the Secretary General of OPEC, to tell it. As the world economy is poised on the brink of an uncertain future, fears of climate change increase, and the relationship between the US and the world's major oil producers becomes ever more volatile, this book provides an essential tool for understanding the complex politics of energy which fuel the modern world.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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