Accession Number : ADA332981

Title :   The Muslim Oil and Gas Periphery; The Future of Hydrocarbons in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caspian

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ

Personal Author(s) : Crockett, Benjamin D.

PDF Url : ADA332981

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This thesis is a study of the contemporary political, economic, and technical developments and future prospects of the Muslim hydrocarbon exporters of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caspian. The established Muslim oil and gas periphery of Africa and Southeast Asia has four members in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and is systemically increasing its production of natural gas. I analyze US government and corporate policies regarding the countries and the major dilemmas of the Muslim hydrocarbon periphery. The first chapter provides a selective overview of global energy source statistics; the policies, disposition and composition of the major hydrocarbon production and consumption players and communities; a selective background of OPEC and its impact on the globe; and a general portrait of how the Muslim periphery piece fits into the overall Muslim oil and gas puzzle. Chapter two analyzes the established Muslim oil and gas periphery of Africa and Southeast Asia asking the following questions: What are the major political, economic, and technical trends and dilemmas affecting these producer nations? And what are the United States' policies and relationships with these producers? Chapter three asks the same questions as chapter two, but with regard to the newly independent states of the Caspian Sea. I probe the regional petroleum exploration and transportation dilemmas in some detail.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, FOREIGN POLICY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ISLAM, STATISTICS, THESES, AFRICA, SOUTHEAST ASIA, NATURAL GAS, CASPIAN SEA.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE