Oil and Security [electronic resource] : A World Beyond Petroleum / edited by Ernst Gabriel Frankel.

By: Frankel, Ernst Gabriel [editor.]Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality: 12Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2007Description: online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402063824Other title: Towards the Demise of the Unreliable and Risk Prone Use of Solid and Liquid Fuel and the Development of a Sustainable World Energy System which Assures Environmental Quality and Equitable Socio-economic SystemSubject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | System safety | International economics | Environmental economics | Business logistics | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Renewable Energy Sources | International Economics | Environmental Economics | Production/LogisticsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online In: Springer eBooksSummary: This book examines the economic impact of changes in the global demand and supply for fossil fuels both on the major producers in Middle Eastern countries around the Persian Gulf, other producers, as well as the world at large. The economic, social and political life of most countries is not only intimately linked to and influenced by the energy market but also affected by historical developments. Among other issues, it shows how the economic, social and political development of societies in Arabia, the peoples of the Arab Peninsula are influenced by their historic and cultural environment, and what the future may bring to this region when their principal economic assets, petroleum and gas, start to lose markets as alternative sources of fossil fuel, alternative, and renewable energy supply the bulk of global energy needs. It also describes how changing fossil fuel costs, access, security of supply, and environmental impacts may affect future economic, social, and political developments as well as technological advances and changes in priorities.
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This book examines the economic impact of changes in the global demand and supply for fossil fuels both on the major producers in Middle Eastern countries around the Persian Gulf, other producers, as well as the world at large. The economic, social and political life of most countries is not only intimately linked to and influenced by the energy market but also affected by historical developments. Among other issues, it shows how the economic, social and political development of societies in Arabia, the peoples of the Arab Peninsula are influenced by their historic and cultural environment, and what the future may bring to this region when their principal economic assets, petroleum and gas, start to lose markets as alternative sources of fossil fuel, alternative, and renewable energy supply the bulk of global energy needs. It also describes how changing fossil fuel costs, access, security of supply, and environmental impacts may affect future economic, social, and political developments as well as technological advances and changes in priorities.

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