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Main Title Twilight in the desert : the coming Saudi oil shock and the world economy /
Author Simmons, Matthew R.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 58451824
ISBN 047173876X (cloth); 9780471738763 (cloth); 0471790184 (pbk.); 9780471790181 (pbk.)
Subjects Petroleum industry and trade--Saudi Arabia. ; Petroleum industry and trade--Saudi Arabia--Forecasting. ; Petroleum reserves--Saudi Arabia. ; Oliewinning. ; Energietekort. ; Erdèolproduktion. ; Zukunft. ; Weltwirtschaft. ; èOlkrise. ; Saudi-Arabien.
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EOAM  HD9576.S32 2005 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/04/2013
Collation xxii, 422 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-408) and index.
Contents Notes
The birth of a nation -- The history of major Saudi Arabian oil discoveries -- Saudi Arabia's road to oil market dominance -- The veil of secrecy over Saudi oil reserves and production -- Saudi Aramco -- Oil is not just another commodity -- Ghawar, the king of oilfields -- The second-tier oilfields -- The best of the rest -- Coming up empty in new exploration -- Turning to natural gas -- Saudi oil reserves claims in doubt -- Facing the inevitable -- Reading between the lines of the latest news from Aramco -- Aramco invokes "fuzzy logic" to manage the future of Saudi oil -- In search of crisper truths among the confident Saudi claims -- Aftermath. "Twilight in the Desert looks behind the curtain to reveal a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline"--Jacket.