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Petropolitics: Petroleum Development, Markets and Regulations, Alberta as an Illustrative History

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Alan MacFadyen
G. Campbell Watkins
978-1-55238-541-8 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-754-2 (ePub)
$44.95 CAD / $51.95 USD
512 pages
Figures, charts, notes, bibliography, index
Energy, Ecology and Environment
March 2014


About the Book: 

Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the Petroleum History Society!

The importance of energy to the functioning of any economy has meant that energy industries are amongst the most regulated of industries. What might appear to be purely private decisions are made within a complex and evolving web of government regulations.

This book provides an economic history of the petroleum industry in Alberta as well as a detailed analysis of the operation of the markets for Alberta oil and natural gas, and the main governmental regulations (apart from environmental regulations) faced by the industry. The tools used within this study are applicable to oil and gas industries throughout the world.

About the Author(s): 

Alan J. MacFadyen is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary. In addition to initiating the energy economics program, he has authored numerous papers on energy and economics and has co-authored books on North American border issues and Alberta oil plays.

G. Campbell Watkins (1939-2005) was an adjunct professor of economics at the University of Calgary for twenty years. He went on to provide consulting services to a number of organizations worldwide and was recognized as an expert in energy policy and the application of economic analysis and statistical tools to the problems of the energy industry.

Winner, 2014 Book of the Year from the Petroleum History Society