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By J. E. Hartshorn

This booklet is a descriptive research of present impacts on this planet oil exchange. it really is interested in a principal unchanged paradox of the industry--its preoccupation with maximizing the creation of high-cost instead of inexpensive oil. It follows the increase and decline of OPEC monopoly strength within the crude marketplace, exhibits how development within the foreign oil enterprise has nearly ceased because the overdue seventies, and explores the explanations at the back of this slowdown. the writer has had twenty-five years of sensible consultancy in petroleum economics.

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The oil producers among them gain higher profits from their own production than from paying the prices that the cartel governments ask for much lower-cost oil. For the present, these other producers benefit much more from high prices than Opec does. Their volumes and total revenues have never collapsed. So long as Opec keeps some of the cheapest potential supply shut in, the rest can produce a great deal of oil that in strictly economic terms could not compete in a really free  < previous page < previous page page_22 page_23 next page > next page > Page 23 market.

1. World oil consumption and interregional trade, 19381990. ) volume than interregional trade. Statistics of world oil imports and exports never quite match (even allowing for changes in stocks and oil in transit), any more than totals for world production and consumption do. However, the volume of oil trade is only indirectly related to totals of world supply and demand (although it may be somewhat better measured, nowadays, than either);4 and all three volumes are continuously changing.

11 The US ratio is fairly stable, but the USSR's was run down severely for two decades. Both countries have considerable reason to be anxious about their industries but immediately, more about sustaining their current rates of output than about their R/P ratios. In the former Soviet Union, oil production may have peaked and is temporarily at least in quite sharp decline, facing rising costs even to maintain capacity in being. In the US, output has been in decline for two decades perhaps irreversibly, at the levels of price currently expected and given the environmental restraints that preclude exploration in some 'frontier' areas.

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