The development of Nigeria's oil industry is examined comprehensively in this book, originally published in 1984. It charts the changing course of her economy and examines the dramatic effect oil has had on Nigeria's domestic and international policies. Oil has enabled her to command a powerful position in African affairs and within OPEC itself, but at the same time, has held back other forms of economic development. Nigeria's future in the oil industry, as well as in related fields such as gas, is assessed both in the light of her former policies and in the changing world economy. This book will be of interest to all concerned in the oil industry, international finance or world power politics.
1. Multinationals in the Nigerian Economy 2. Developments in Nigeria's Oil Policy 3. Formation of Nigeria's Own Oil Company 4. The Growth of the Nigerian Petroleum and Allied Energy Industries 5. The Impact of Oil on the Nigerian Economy 6. Nigeria's Oil Crisis in the Early 1980s 7. Oil in Nigerian Politics 8. Oil in Interntional Economic and Power Politics in the 1970s and 1980s 9. OPEC - To Be or Not To Be?
In view of the recent decline of the quality of various domestic energy and natural resources and the uncertain nature of the availability of foreign supplies it is becoming increasingly important for many countries to be able to forecast more reliably the demand for energy and resources. Many of the volumes in this set, originally published between 1936 and 1995, provide models with which to measure the impact of policy decisions and technological change. Others analyze and discuss many of the issues which have enduring relevance: ailing global coal mining industries, the advent of new energy forms, increased competition from cheaper sources, strict pollution legislation and the impact that all of these issues have on productivity and employment.