The Political Economy of Natural Gas
Originally published in 1987 this book presents a comprehensive survey of the global natural gas industry: it looks at the problems of supply, the pattern of demand, the economics of the industrya nd how the industry in the 1980s was being affected by changes in other energy sectors. As a key commodity in the world economy the supply of natural gas is increasingly affecting and changing international relations between importer and supplier countries: the siberian natural gas pipeline which supplies Soviet gas to Western Europe is a key example of the impact of natural gas on international relations and one which is discussed in the book.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Geology, Units and Background 2. Energy Trends 3. Economic Theory and Natural Gas 4. Natural Gas in the United States 5. Soviet Natural Gas and the Western european Energy Crisis 6. OPEC and Other Developing Countries 7. The Pacific Region and Canada 8. The Western European Natural Gas Economy 9. Economic Theory and Natural Gas Pipelines 10. Energy and the Macroeconomy