1st Edition

The Enigma of Soviet Petroleum Half-Full or Half-Empty?

By Marshall I. Goldman Copyright 1980

    The Enigma of Soviet Petroleum (1980) provides an analysis of the relevance of the Soviet planning system to oil production levels: why it is that planning has been the source of so many petroleum industry problems, and the nature of the measures that are being taken to overcome them. It looks at the demand for petroleum in the USSR, and the discovery of new Soviet oil fields to furnish this demand.

    1. Introduction  2. History of Energy and Petroleum in Russia  3. The Post-1939 Period to 1973 – Internal Developments  4. The Post-1939 Period to 1973 – External Developments  5. The 1973 Energy Market, Its Aftermath and the Soviet Reaction  6. Will the USSR Be Able to Satisfy Its Needs?  7. Conservation, Substitution and Export Policy – American and Russian  8. Shortcomings, Solutions and the CIA


    Marshall I. Goldman