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POWER PLAYS: ENERGY OPTIONS IN THE AGE OF PEAK OIL by Robert Rapier

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Risk and UncertaintyEnergy Security Challenges

We will do everything that must be done within OPEC to continue strengthening the price of our oil; $100 is a fair price for a barrel.

—Hugo Chavez

Access to affordable, stable energy supplies is critical for the economies and national security of developed countries. For developing countries, affordable energy often offers a pathway to a better quality of life. But there are a number of global threats with the potential for destabilizing the energy markets. In this chapter I will discuss some of those threats.

OPEC

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries—commonly known by the acronym ...

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