World Oil: Coping With the Dangers of Success

  title={World Oil: Coping With the Dangers of Success},
  author={Christopher Flavin},
This publication examines various topics and issues related to the world oil situation. Major areas considered are: ti) the nature and consequences of the current oil glut; (2) a historical overview of the petroleum era (with analyses of the three time periods of 1900-1973, 1973-1979, and 1979-1981); (3) the geopolitics of oil (including data on oil production and revenues from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for 1973, 1980, and 1984; (4) the limits to world oil use… CONTINUE READING


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