The decade has noticeable a far-reaching revolution within the oil undefined, either within the US and globally. via a few measures, the US is on velocity to turn into the world's largest oil manufacturer, an final result that used to be unimaginable quite a few years in the past. yet what does this shift quite suggest for American and international security?

In Myths of the Oil increase, Steve A. Yetiv, an award-winning specialist at the geopolitics of oil, takes inventory of our new period of heightened petroleum construction and units out to demolish either the previous myths and misconceptions approximately oil and the hot ones which are quick proliferating. As he explains, elevated creation within the US won't result in a huge aid in long run oil costs, whether it has contributed to their precipitous fall within the brief run. the USA won't intrude much less within the Persian Gulf simply because it truly is generating extra oil locally. Saudi Arabia is much less keen or capable of play international gasoline pump to the realm financial system than long ago. development an electrical automobile doesn't suggest that buyers will purchase in, yet nor is it real large shift towards green automobiles can have little or no influence on greenhouse gasoline emissions. most significantly, elevating the extent of household construction won't ever clear up America's strength and strategic difficulties, and it might in truth aggravate weather swap until it's followed through a major nationwide and international technique to lessen oil intake. whereas Yetiv takes on those and several misconceptions during this panoramic account, this isn't simply an workout in myth-busting; it is also a accomplished evaluation of the worldwide geopolitics of oil and America's power destiny, cross-cutting a number of the greatest fiscal and safeguard matters in global affairs.

Accessibly written and sharply argued, Myths of the Oil increase will reframe our knowing of the main politicized commodity within the world.

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