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Scholarly Publications

Oil Scarcity Ideology in US National Security Policy, 1909‐1980

February 2013

Abstract Over the past century peak oil forecasts have had a profound influence on US national security policy.  Unquestioned acceptance of a variety of oil scarcity forecasts, all of which proved...

Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

January 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe.

Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC

April 2010

The state-owned company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is India's largest company devoted to exploration and production (E&P).

Other Publications

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

Nuclear Energy, Not Oil, Should Fuel U.S.-Russian Ties

February 2003

Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down, American and Russian diplomats have been searching for a special relationship between their countries to replace Cold War animosity.

News

Export American natural gas? Not so fast, says Stanford economist

December 2012

FSI's Frank Wolak warns of betting against the international spread of shale gas technologies by attempting to export domestic natural gas.

Why the peak oil debate misses the point in an NOC-dominated world

September 2008

As oil prices surge through $140/barrel at the time of writing, surely one can at least count on the invisible hand of the market to drive further exploration and production and ultimately bring...

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

March 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen.

Events

Energy Working Group: Heidi Hjaernet on the Petroleum Sector Management in Azerbaijan

October 19, 2010

Heidi Kjærnet will be presenting her paper "Petroleum sector management in Azerbaijan: A case study of the national oil company SOCAR".

Natural Gas in the Energy Futures of China and India

June 4, 2007

The role of natural gas in Chinese and Indian economies is of critical import both domestically and for global energy and environmental issues.

International Conference on Energy and Security

March 13, 2006

"The threats and challenges to global energy security force countries to work out their national energy strategies and pursue relevant national energy policies.