Access to Energy. 2000 and After by Melvin A. Conant

By Melvin A. Conant

Conant explores how the transformation of oil from a advertisement commodity to a strategic uncooked fabric have replaced the face of worldwide strength politics. In an more and more interdependent international, Conant questions the proper of any kingdom to withold important provides from different nations.

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This is possibly the case. But European and/or Japanese interest could also develop in the Orinoco resource which, without United States participation, might eventually obtain access to this immense reserve. With American assistance it might be accomplished earlier. However, and with whichever partners, the Venezuelan undertaking will be accomplished through government involvement and direction—with companies probably holding service contracts—which will mark the culmination of the shift from company control which the Venezuelans forced upon the industry.

Prospective commercial clients were warned that if they purchased oil from Iran they would be subject to legal action by BP, since the company claimed it still legally owned the oil. This boycott brought the country to its knees. 5 MMB/D surplus productive capacity on the world market. 8 Although the political circumstances behind the final overthrow of the Mossadeq government remain subject to debate, a slightly more amenable government, headed by the shah and installed with United States support, eased the crisis in 1954.

The companies were usually exempt from other taxes and import duties. In return, the companies sometimes agreed to an annual minimum payment to the government. The concession arrangements were of long duration, sometimes for sixty to seventy-five years. The concessions were often quite large, and the rate of exploration and development was almost wholly at the companies' discretion. Although the terms of the concession system were to change dramatically after World War II, as the producing governments shortened lease terms, obtained their own shares of production, and received greater revenue, the companies still maintained effective control in all respects.

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