The Political Economy of Oil
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debating the 'Rentier state'
Video of a worthwhile lecture (recorded in February this year) by Berkeley geographer Michael Watts breaking down the workings of the oil industry.
Download Executive Summary The oil and gas industry is under pressures that will transform it. The effect of other industries on oil demand, the increasing opportunities for non-conventional oil and gas that offset perceptions of limits to conventional resources, and the shift of growth to Asia will all compel the industry to look for growth in value rather than volume, to distinguish between the expanding markets of developing countries and the declining markets of the private sector in developed countries, and to target technologies to a diversity of resource opportunities outside the state sector and to specialized partnerships within it.
9. Oil in Ottoman Iraq . Oil and imperialism have played a major role in shaping the modern Middle East. Anand Toprani sits down to discuss the origins of the Turkish Petroleum Company and international speculation on Iraq's oil reserves, beginning with the Ottomans at the and leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Anand Toprani is a PhD candidate studying oil and grand strategy in the history of the twentieth century at Georgetown University Chris Gratien is a PhD student studying the history of the modern Middle East at Georgetown University ( see academia.edu ) Emrah Safa Gurkan is a PhD candidate studying the history of the early modern Mediterranean at Georgetown University ( see academia.edu ) Select bibliography
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In 2011, after nearly nine years of war and occupation, US troops finally left Iraq. In their place, Big Oil is now present in force and the country’s oil output, crippled for decades, is growing again.
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This is the first in a two part series on how the International Monetary Fund should interact with the global oil industry. Berlin, Germany - The US and Israel are threatening to bomb Iran, and, even without and before that, petrol prices are nudging back towards the historic highs of 2008.
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