Accession Number : ADA263925

Title :   Oil and Peace.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : MacIver, Thomas D.

Report Date : 30 MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Oil economics ought to be a simple matter of supply and demand, but we know it is much more complicated and dangerous. Oil remains vital to global economic growth. A monopoly on oil is growing in favor of a few potentially unfriendly producers. Environmental activists press governments to limit domestic production and improve the impact of oil use. All these things promote internal and international conflicts about oil. The proposition here is that we are in an excellent position to lead the effort for the major industrialized nations to have both oil and peace. This study examines the interests of the principal national players, the importance and problems of oil, and the environmental impact. The author proposes policy and examines the implications of that policy for the military with the goal in mind of averting future war for oil.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *CRUDE OIL, *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, CONFLICT, DOMESTIC, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, INTERNAL, NATIONS, OILS, POLICIES, PRODUCTION, SUPPLIES, PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE