The U.S. likes gas-guzzlers (Review)

After the 1973 oil crisis the U.S. tried to rework gasoline consumption habits, but not with much success in the light of history. The big auto makers have turned to producing more trucks and SUVs that consume more fuel per mile. U.S. gasoline is cheaper than in Europe, for example, and has comparatively less incidence […]

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The U.S. likes gas-guzzlers (Review)

After the 1973 oil crisis the U.S. tried to rework gasoline consumption habits, but not with much success in the light of history. The big auto makers have turned to producing more trucks and SUVs that consume more fuel per mile. U.S. gasoline is cheaper than in Europe, for example, and has comparatively less incidence […]

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Geopolitics

Apuntes de política petrolera venezolana (VI)

CITGO y la “internacionalización” (Segunda parte) Continuado la reseña iniciada en el anterior “Apuntes”, debo decir que mi posición sobre la materia in comento, sostenida desde el inicio del proceso de adquisición de refinerías en el exterior, en 1983, ha sido fundamentada extensamente por otros investigadores del tema, en particular por el ya citado Juan […]

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Finance

Cobertura financiera petrolera como una alternativa para estabilizar los ingresos fiscales en países exportadores netos de crudo.

PARTE 4. Caso México: Cobertura Petrolera con opciones financieras La industria petrolera en México es una importante fuente de ingresos para el Estado. En 1980, el petróleo representaba más de 60% de las exportaciones mexicanas, sin embargo, como resultado de la implementación del acuerdo de libre comercio con Estados Unidos y Canadá (NAFTA), la economía […]

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Environment

Lawsuit against ExxonMobil: compromises oil industry future

The recent report of the United Nations Climate Panel (IPCC) reveals the urgency of the extraordinary measures that governments, companies and families must carry out in their patterns of energy consumption in order to avoid the fact that in twelve years the emission of more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere will raise the average temperature […]

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Opinion || Mazhar Al-Shereidah

Biography

Born in Basrah, Iraq (1940) and obtained baccalaureate in Kuwait (1958). Venezuelan citizen, resident in Venezuela since 1967.

Economist, University of Innsbruck, Austria (1964); postgraduate studies in Political Sciences (University of Vienna). Doctor in Social Sciences, Central University of Venezuela (UCV).

Author of various books.

Researcher-professor at FACES-UCV, 1967-2017.

Co-founder of the Postgraduate degree in Petroleum Economics FACES-UCV (1973), in which he continued his academic activities as thesis tutor.

Co-founder of the Specialization in International Petroleum Politics and Commerce, of which he was Coordinator.

Founder of the magazines Reporte Petrolero, Enfoque Petrolero and Petroanalysis, as well as the programme Enfoque Petrolero on Venezolana de Televisión and on Radio Nacional de Venezuela.

Member of the Presidential Commission for the Hydrocarbons Organic Law 2001. Author-Assessor of Expertise on the Patrimonial Damage of the Petroleum Strike for the Public Ministry (2003).

Assessor to the Presidency of the Central Bank of Venezuela 2000-2017.

Assessor to Maraven Corporate Planning and to PDVSA Commerce and Supply (1987-1993).

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