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International relations professor Steve A. Yetiv delivers an oil policy wonk’s dream: a clear, detailed position paper presenting the factors affecting US energy security and future oil price stability. He loads his book with in-depth data and offers geopolitical scenarios encompassing sovereign countries, the world’s major oil producing cartels and independent national producers. Yetiv makes the powerful argument that the best way to improve America’s future oil price and supply security is to cut its reliance on oil. Richly sourced and featuring an extensive index, this dense work presents a sophisticated understanding of the true state of oil and its discontents. Yetiv’s work isn’t a casual read, but you can get a lot of mileage from it. getAbstract recommends his perceptive overview to energy industry professionals and energy traders, geopolitical experts, policy makers and leaders of nongovernmental organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What determines oil supplies,
  • Why oil prices will increase in the long run, and
  • What factors shape the economic and security issues involved in US oil demand.

About the Author

Steve A. Yetiv, a professor of international relations at Old Dominion University, Virginia, is the author of eight books.



The Critical Commodity
Oil remains the world’s most important commodity. Oil demand will continue unabated until at least 2040. This matters to the United States because it consumes about 22% of the world’s available supply every day. Oil security has political, defense and economic ramifications...

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    Мартин Рутковский 3 years ago
    You can be translated into Russian ?
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      Anna Barshay 3 years ago
      Уважаемый читатель,

      Нами запланировано издание изложения этой книги на русском языке.

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    Nick Brown 3 years ago
    Nicely done!

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