This book reviews some of those changes that have occurred since the early 1970s. It examines how the efficient use of energy, particularly of oil, can help to create and smooth a transition beyond oil. The book sketches basic elements of the "supply curve" of available oil savings.
Preface -- Structural Adjustment in the Oil Industry: Evolutionary Change and an Information Revolution -- Long-Range U.S. Oil Security -- Oil Refining: Planning Long-Term Strategies in a Short-Term Market -- The Changing Structure of the Oil Industry -- Medium- and Long-Term Energy Outlook -- World Oil and U.S. Imports: Is the Past Prologue? -- Drill Rigs and Battleships Are the Answer! (But What Was the Question?) -- The Oil Market and Production Control -- The Future of Independent Oil Refiners in the United States -- Oil Trading: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow -- Stabilizing World Oil Prices (SWOP): A Security Strategy -- The Future of “Futures” -- Oil Companies as Multinationals: The New Environment