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Articles from the 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion Available

Dear H-Energy Subscribers,

Today I have uploaded 8 of the 9 articles in our 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion to the H-Energy network page. You will find them all on the dedicated page "1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion", as well as in the section "Documents" listed on the right hand side of the network home page.  A ninth article will be posted soon on the energy crisis in the Mediterranean region.  Please feel free to raise any questions or comments and engage in a discussion about the content of the articles.

Best regards,

Tammy Nemeth

Editor, H-Energy

1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion

This page contains in one place all of the articles in the 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion posted to the H-Energy network in 2013 and 2014.

This is the eighth of nine parts of the H-Energy 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion. Dr. Türk examines the founding of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 1974. Utilizing newly declassified archival material from the OECD and West German government, Dr. Türk provides an account of the discussions and negotiations, which took place in the wake of the 1973 energy crisis, and led to the collective consumer organization the IEA. First published on H-Energy in February 2014.

This is the seventh of nine parts of the H-Energy 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion. Dr. Priest provides an assessment of the long-term implications of the oil shock on the international petroleum industry. Highlighted are the effects of nationalizations on major companies operating in producing countries, the difficulties the major petroleum companies had in coping with price volatility, technological innovation within the industry, and most importantly, the push for supplies outside of OPEC.  First published on H-Energy in January 2014.

This is the sixth of nine parts of the H-Energy 1973 Energy Crisis Anniversary Discussion. Dr. Petrini assesses the role of the oil majors in the events that led to the 1973 energy crisis.  He argues that the crisis must be examined from the perspective of the producing and consuming countries as well as the oil companies involved, with a particular emphasis on the negotiations of the Tripoli and Tehran Agreements. First published on H-Energy in November 2013.