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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...

Risk Attitudes Shape National Oil Company Strategies

June 2012

Abstract Mark C. Thurber, David R. Hults National oil companies (NOCs) often behave in strikingly different ways from one another and from private, international oil companies (IOCs).

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.

Other Publications

Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

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

Do State-Owned Companies Have Inside Access to the World’s Oil and Gas Resources?

January 2013

In a public lecture at the University of Tulsa, PESD associate director Mark Thurber critically considers the idea that national oil companies (NOCs) are elbowing aside private players, both on...

National oil companies can cause pain at pump, research shows

February 2012

State-owned oil companies dominate the world's oil supplies, and politicians often cannot resist getting involved.

Thurber, Hults, Heller publish "Norwegian Model" study in Energy Policy

July 2011

In their Energy Policy article, entitled "Exporting the ‘Norwegian Model': The effect of administrative design on oil sector performance," PESD researchers Mark Thurber, David Hults, and Patrick...

Events

The New U.S. Role in Global Fossil Fuel Markets

December 11, 2012

As recently as 2007, the United States seemed headed towards ever greater fossil fuel import dependence, as domestic oil and natural gas production dwindled and consumption continued to grow.

National Oil Companies: Fueling Anxiety

March 9, 2012

PESD associate director Mark Thurber will be the speaker at the University of Texas Energy Symposium on March 8 in Austin.

National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

Projects

Instruments of Energy and Environmental Policy

Instruments of Energy Policy, hosted by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, brings to Stanford four notable researchers...
English

People

Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Chris Bruegge PhD Candidate
Kathy Lung Operations Manager