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Author Mills, Robin M., 1976-

Title The myth of the oil crisis : overcoming the challenges of depletion, geopolitics, and global warming / Robin M. Mills.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2008.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.8232 MIL    DUE 05-28-19
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Description xviii, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-281) and index.
Contents Figures and tables -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Opposing viewpoints -- The geologists -- Inevitability of decline -- Pessimism on the resource base -- The consequences -- The economists -- Elasticity of supply and demand -- Optimism on the resource base -- The militarists -- The environmentalists -- The neo-Luddites -- 3. Bust and boom : how we got to where we are today -- The doldrums, 1986-1998 -- The hurricane, 1999-2007 -- Demand bites back -- The dog that didn't bark -- 4. Half-full or half-empty? Conventional oil supply -- Peak oil -- Hubbert's curve -- The reserves conundrum -- Exploration potential -- Surveys of global exploration potential -- Reserves growth -- Enhanced oil recovery -- The fallacy of "easy oil" -- Sources of new supply -- Summary --
5. Dead dinosaurs? : the major oil nations -- Saudi Arabia -- Technology and technical problems -- Exploration potential -- Decline in Saudi production? -- could Saudi Arabia be replaced? -- Iran -- Iraq -- United Arab Emirates -- Kuwait -- Qatar -- Other Middle East -- Libya -- Algeria -- Sudan -- Nigeria -- Angola -- Russia -- Kazakhstan -- Azerbaijan -- Venezuela -- Mexico -- Brazil -- United States -- Canada -- Norway -- United Kingdom -- China -- India -- New frontiers -- West and Southern Africa -- East Africa -- Interior Africa -- South and Southeast Asia and Australasia -- Central and South America -- Arctic -- Antarctic -- 6. Scraping the barrel? Unconventional oil supply -- Natural gas liquids -- Tight oil -- Heavy and extra-heavy oil -- Oil sands -- Oil shale -- Gas to liquids -- Coal and biomass to liquids -- Biofuels -- Kinetics : the speed of commercialization -- 7. Gas giants -- The peak gas theory -- Global gas resources -- Unconventional gas -- The role of gas --
8. A dangerous neighborhood? Supply, investment, and geopolitics -- Barriers to investment -- Resource nationalism and the "oil curse" -- Energy security -- Energy security as interdependence -- 9. Keeping the lights on: energy demand -- Worthy substitutes : other energy sources -- Resource constraints on alternative fuels -- Energy intensity of the energy system -- Other consequences of alternative energies -- Personal virtue? Efficiency -- Oiling the wheels : transport fuel demand -- Synthesis -- 10. Green oil : saving the environment -- Local impacts -- Global climate change -- Carbon sequestration -- Carbon intensity of unconventional oil -- Year zero : the neo-Luddites -- 11. Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Petroleum reserves.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Energy policy.
ISBN 9780313354793 (alk. paper)
0313354790 (alk. paper)
9780313364983 (pbk.)
0313364982 (pbk.)

 
    
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