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Oil and Gas for Asia

Geopolitical Implications of Asia's Rising Demand

By Mikkal E. Herberg, John V. Mitchell, Zha Daojiong, Philip By Andrews-Speed, Tomoko Hosoe

Publication Year: 2012

This NBR Special Report examines how Asia’s rising energy demand, coupled with angst over high prices and the reliability of future supplies, is shaping the strategic and economic agendas of the region’s major powers.

Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research

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Introduction: Oil and Gas for Asia

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pp. 1-6

Asia has become “ground zero” for growth in global energy and commodity markets. The region’s rapid economic growth is driving an enormous rise in the consumption of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel booming motorization and industrial growth. This energy boom has been centered in China, but energy demand is rising dramatically across developing Asia and is being shaped by shifting economic, environmental, and geopolitical factors....

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Asia’s New Role in GlobalEnergy Security

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pp. 7-18

Although every government and policy adviser thinks first of national energy security, few would argue that it can be separated from a global perspective on energy security. The degree of interdependence in trade and investment is such that insecurities in one country will have effects on others. This is most obvious in the case of oil prices. It is difficult to imagine today that any significant oil-trading country could effectively separate...

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China and Iran: Energyand/or Geopolitics

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pp. 19-28

Iran is a factor that contributes to and risks deepening the “trust deficit” in diplomatic relations between China and the United States. Access to Iran’s energy resources is the most divisive issue between each country’s expectations of acceptable as well as desirable behaviors toward each other. Yet there is room for both China and the United States to be imaginative in preventing the Iran issue from looming larger in their bilateral relations. ...

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Do Overseas Investments byNational Oil Companies EnhanceEnergy Security at Home?A View from Asia

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pp. 29-42

Although the national oil companies (NOC) of oil-exporting states dominate global oil reserves and production, the governments of many oil-importing states regard their NOCs as making an important contribution to the national security of energy supply. The earliest example is probably the United Kingdom’s nationalization of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company to secure oil supplies during World War I. Italy’s Agip and Spain’s Campsa were created after this war, while World War II saw Japan nationalize the Teikoku Oil Corporation....

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Asia’s Post-Fukushima Marketfor Liquefied Natural Gas:A Special Focus on Japan

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pp. 43-56

Japan’s tragic triple disaster and its effects on the country’s fuel mix have contributed to changing the landscape of Asia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Japan, once considered a mature and saturated market, has become a renewed growing market and will remain the biggest importer of LNG for the foreseeable future. It seems inevitable that the implications of Japan’s fuel need will generate concerns over energy security among other Asian LNG buyers,...

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The Geopolitics of Asia’s Rising Oiland Gas Demand: Conclusions andImplications for the United States

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pp. 57-62

The essays, discussions, and analysis from this year’s Energy Security Program offer a wide range of perspectives on Asia’s booming oil and gas demand, as well as on the effect of the region’s inevitably growing role in global energy geopolitics. The choices that Asian stakeholders make about how to manage their energy needs will have vital implications both for U.S. energy security and for broader U.S. strategic power and posture in the Middle East. Additionally, the essays and discussions cast new light on emerging and growing concerns about ...

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NBR’s Energy Security Program and the Pacific Energy Summit

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pp. 63-66

Now in its eighth year, NBR’s Energy Security Program convenes top energy and geopolitical experts from industry, research, and policy for an assessment of the developments taking place in Asian energy markets and their implications for geopolitics. To inform and strengthen the public policy dialogue, experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, NBR’s annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch event....

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p. BC-BC

E-ISBN-13: 9780981890463

Page Count: 65
Publication Year: 2012