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NBR Reports (Sep 2012)

Oil and Gas for Asia: Geopolitical Implications of Asia’s Rising Demand

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

This year's Energy Security 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Oil and Gas for Asia
Mikkal E. Herberg

Asia’s New Role in Global Energy Security
John V. Mitchell

China and Iran: Energy and/or Geopolitics
Zha Daojiong

Do Overseas Investments by National Oil Companies Enhance Energy Security at Home? A View from Asia
Philip Andrews-Speed

Asia’s Post-Fukushima Market for Liquefied Natural Gas: A Special Focus on Japan
Tomoko Hosoe

The Geopolitics of Asia’s Rising Oil and Gas Demand: Conclusions and Implications for the United States
Mikkal E. Herberg

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