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The Resource Imported oil and U.S. national security, Keith Crane [and others], (electronic resource)

Imported oil and U.S. national security, Keith Crane [and others], (electronic resource)

Label
Imported oil and U.S. national security
Title
Imported oil and U.S. national security
Statement of responsibility
Keith Crane [and others]
Title variation
  • Imported oil and US national security
  • Imported oil and United States national security
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Assesses economic, political, and military concerns arising from the United States' dependence on foreign oil
  • In 2007, on a net basis, the United States imported 58 percent of the oil it consumed. This book critically evaluates commonly suggested links between these oil imports and U.S. national security. The major risk to the United States posed by reliance on oil is the economic costs of a major disruption in global oil supplies. On the other hand, the study found no evidence that oil exporters have been able to use embargoes or threats of embargoes to achieve key political and foreign policy goals. Oil revenues are irrelevant for terrorist groups' ability to launch attacks. The study also assesses the economic, political, and military costs and benefits of potential policies to alleviate challenges to U.S. national security linked to imported oil. Of these measures, the adoption of the following energy policies by the U.S. government would most effectively reduce the costs to U.S. national security of importing oil: (1) Support well-functioning oil markets and refrain from imposing price controls or rationing during times of severe disruptions in supply. (2) Initiate a high-level review of prohibitions on exploring and developing new oil fields in restricted areas in order to provide policymakers and stakeholders with up-to-date and unbiased information on both economic benefits and environmental risks from relaxing those restrictions. (3) Ensure that licensing and permitting procedures and environmental standards for developing and producing oil and oil substitutes are clear, efficient, balanced in addressing both costs and benefits, and transparent. (4) Impose an excise tax on oil to increase fuel economy and soften growth in demand for oil. (5) Provide more U.S. government funding for research on improving the efficiency with which the U.S. economy uses oil and competing forms of energy.--Publisher description
Member of
Dewey number
382/.422820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crane, Keith
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (Organization)
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Series statement
RAND Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • National security
Label
Imported oil and U.S. national security, Keith Crane [and others], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed May 11, 2009)
  • "Sponsored by the Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-103)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Oil markets and U.S. national security -- Oil as a foreign policy instrument -- Oil revenues, rogue states, and terrorist groups -- Incremental costs for U.S. forces to secure the supply and transit of oil from the Persian Gulf -- Policy options to address U.S. national security concerns linked to imported oil
Control code
ocn320778973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 101 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833047236
Issuing body
Issued by: RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment and National Security Research Division
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320778973
Label
Imported oil and U.S. national security, Keith Crane [and others], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed May 11, 2009)
  • "Sponsored by the Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-103)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Oil markets and U.S. national security -- Oil as a foreign policy instrument -- Oil revenues, rogue states, and terrorist groups -- Incremental costs for U.S. forces to secure the supply and transit of oil from the Persian Gulf -- Policy options to address U.S. national security concerns linked to imported oil
Control code
ocn320778973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 101 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833047236
Issuing body
Issued by: RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment and National Security Research Division
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320778973

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